Imperial College London

DrArmandoDel Rio Hernandez

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 5187a.del-rio-hernandez




308Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Matellan, C and Del, Río Hernández AE},
doi = {10.1242/jcs.229013},
journal = {J Cell Sci},
title = {Engineering the cellular mechanical microenvironment - from bulk mechanics to the nanoscale.},
url = {},
volume = {132},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The field of mechanobiology studies how mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM), such as stiffness, and other mechanical stimuli regulate cell behaviour. Recent advancements in the field and the development of novel biomaterials and nanofabrication techniques have enabled researchers to recapitulate the mechanical properties of the microenvironment with an increasing degree of complexity on more biologically relevant dimensions and time scales. In this Review, we discuss different strategies to engineer substrates that mimic the mechanical properties of the ECM and outline how these substrates have been applied to gain further insight into the biomechanical interaction between the cell and its microenvironment.
AU - Matellan,C
AU - Del,Río Hernández AE
DO - 10.1242/jcs.229013
PY - 2019///
TI - Engineering the cellular mechanical microenvironment - from bulk mechanics to the nanoscale.
T2 - J Cell Sci
UR -
UR -
VL - 132
ER -