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.

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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Scott Case named Reynolds Metals Professor
Scott Case

The 5-year Professorship was established in 1979 by a gift from Reynolds Metals Company.
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John Duke named professor emeritus by Board of Visitors

John Duke has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
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Pamela VandeVord is interim department head
Pamela VandeVord

Pamela VandeVordhas been named interim head of the Department of BEAM.
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Flight of the microbes, and where they may go
Shane Ross

Shane Ross is part of a team that is working to predict air flow and microbe movement.
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Six from BEAM are honored with Dean's Awards

The annual academic year-end awards were honored several BEAM standouts.
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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