Eric Wong

Eric  Wong
MIT CEE | Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Admir Masic
Department: CEE
Areas of Research: Biological Engineering
Years: 2017-2018
Research Project Title:

Structural Implications of the Bone-Periodontal Ligament-Cementum Complex

abstract:Earthquakes are among the most destructive natural disasters, causing billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States alone. Engineers have several tested seismic designs that have had relative success. However, there is no universal design and what works in certain cases does not necessarily translate to others. With that in mind, this research project aims to provide constructors with another seismic design – one inspired by the connection found between the tooth and the jaw bone.

“This SuperUROP project provides a once-in a-lifetime opportunity to pursue a funded research position on an original topic. Addressing the question at hand, I have a unique chance to influence hoe and when this research will progress.”