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Associate Professor David M. Pierce receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Associate Professor David M. Pierce received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research “Understanding Collagen Microcracks in Soft Tissues Under Normal Body Loads.”  This prestigious award of $500,000 will allow Dr. Pierce’s Interdisciplinary Mechanics Laboratory to study how collagen microcracks propagate in human cartilage, a phenomena that may lead to pre-clinical osteoarthritis