Welcome to BEAM

Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics is a program steeped in more than 100 years of academic enrichment. Degree programs in both biomedical engineering and engineering science & mechanics are a part of the academic portfolio offered.

Romesh Batra chosen to deliver lecture
Romesh Batra

The prestigious Robert Henry Thurston Lecture is delivered by one person each year.
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Vincent Wang named Kevin Granata Fellow
Vincent Wang

The 5-year fellowship recognizes teaching and research excellence in the field of ESM.
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VandeVord named N. Waldo Harrison Professor
Pamela VandeVord

The 5-year professorship honors a member of Dwight Eisenhower’s World War II staff.
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Quest collaboration with VT
Quest release

Collaboration will provide customized insights for performance and help avoid vulnerability to injury.
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Force-add procedures for fall 2016

Monitor the Timetable of Classes for open seats. The survey is available beginning August 10, 2016.

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Now hiring: two positions within the department
Clay Gabler

Assistant Graduate Coordiantor and Program Support Technician are now open for applicants.
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Davalos named L. Preston Wade Professor
Rafael Davalos

The 5-year Professorship recognizes teaching and research excellence.
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Gabler named Samuel Herrick Professor
Clay Gabler

The 5-year Professorship was established to honor a founder of the field of astrodynamics.
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Undergraduate Students

Our department currently offers an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, a program which has been ranked in the top five nationally by US News and World Report.

Graduate Students

Master's and PhD programs in both Engineering Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering are currently active through BEAM.


BEAM offers a wide array of research opportunities, including undergraduate research. Many of our research programs have achieved national and international recognition.


A variety of topics are highlighted each semester, featuring speakers from around the globe.

Giving to BEAM

Are you an alum who appreciates the impact Virginia Tech had on your life? Believe strongly in one of our research projects? You can contribute to our work. The online giving form will connect you to the College of Engineering, and you can stipulate, "Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics" in the comment field.
Online Pledge Form

Get in touch

  • Phone:
    (540) 231-8789
  • Fax:
    (540) 231-0954
  • Address:
    Norris Hall, Room 333, Virginia Tech
    495 Old Turner Street
    Blacksburg, VA 24061