Tissue Mechanics Laboratory

The Tissue Mechanics Laboratory provides specialized instruments and methods to characterize the mechanical properties of soft biological materials, as well as quantitative loads to living tissues.

We aim to foster research in these areas and offer a resource for the University of Minnesota community and industry partners.

Available instruments

Equipment reservations

Price list

After you’ve completed training, join the Google Group tml@umn.edu. You’ll get access to the Google Calendar for reserving equipment.

Users must have a valid charge number on file with the equipment specialist.


312 Church St. SE
7-202 Nils Hasselmo Hall
Minneapolis, MN


Hands-on training is required in order to operate the TML equipment safely, properly, and in the most efficient manner.

To set up a training session, contact bmetml@umn.edu.