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Research Interests

Professor Johnson is internationally known for his work on ocular biomechanics, particular with regards to the pathogenesis of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Studies in his group currently involve a bioengineering approach that utilize perfusion studies, atomic force microscopy and theoretical analysis in combination with use of high-resolution morphometry and finite element modeling.

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1987

Interdisciplinary Engineering, BS, Purdue University

… → 1975

Mechanical Engineering, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research interests

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Biomedical transport phenomena
  • Chaos
  • Connective tissue mechanics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Glaucoma


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