Bio-mechanical systems research for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as for faculty researchers and their student teams, is supported by the Multi-Disciplinary Bioengineering Laboratory (MDBL).

The space contains a variety of hardware and tools necessary to maintain bench-top experiments and student projects, as well as a comprehensive library of bioengineering literature.

In addition to hosting the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate capstone projects, as well as master's thesis work and Ph.D. dissertation work, the space is used for the Embry-Riddle chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).


  • 10 high-end graphical workstations capable of rendering 3D solid models and stacked medical images.
  • Floating licenses to critical domain-specific software, including CAD software (Solidworks, Catia); state-of-the-art medical segmentation software (Simpleware ScanIP); STAR-CCM+ (computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that serves to resolve hemodynamics problems); and ABAQUS (solid mechanics software that serves to resolve deformable vessel wall as well as bone, muscle and joint interaction problems), which interfaces with STAR-CCM+ for flow-structure interaction (FSI) problems.
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Flashforge Creator Pro 3D Printer Dual Extrusion
  • Ultimaker S5 Dual Extrusion 3D Printer
  • Anycubic Photon Mono X Resin 3D Printer

Lab Information

Location: LB 161

Lab Director: Dr. Eduardo Divo

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email