The Bentil Group


Welcome to The Bentil Group.

The Bentil Group at Iowa State University of Science and Technology utilizes experimental and computational methods to study the biomechanics of soft tissues and also the mechanics of biomaterials.

Our goals are to develop experimental techniques that will be coupled with computer simulations to enable accurate characterization of the mechanical behavior of soft materials. Applications of our results include improving diagnostic tools used by clinicians and the development of effective countermeasures to reduce injuries attributed to blast or blunt trauma.

If you would like to join our group, please e-mail Dr. Bentil (sbentil[at] The e-mail must include a brief description of your research interests and an updated copy of your resume or CV.