Dr. Malisa Sarntinoranont

Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs
Address Office Wertheim 497 Lab WERT 5th Floor Phone: (352) 392-8404 Website: Soft Tissue Mechanics and Drug Delivery Laboratory


Dr. Sarntinoranont grew up in Starke, Clermont and Gainesville, FL. Her degrees are in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Bioengineering. Dr.S’s research is driven by a vision to develop engineering tools for patient-specific drug therapy. Her lab is developing image-based computational models that predict flows and transport within the brain, spinal cord, tumors and bioreactors. She is an author on over 100 journal articles and conference proceedings and she is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She has been the research advisor of over 25 graduate students and over 50 undergraduate students. In her free time, she likes to listen to rock music and garden.


Ph.D., 1999, U.C. Berkeley

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member

Teaching Interests

Biosolids mechanics, Biofluids & BioHeat Transfer, Mechanics of Materials, Continuum Mechanics, Soft Tissue Mechanics

Research Interests

Soft tissue biomechanics, physiologic fluid flow, and macromolecular drug delivery.