Welcome to BEAM

Welcome to the home of the Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, a department within the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

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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Batra awarded Excellence in Graduate Advising

Batra received the 2016 award for Excellence in Graduate Academic Advising.
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Sharing cancer research with high schoool students

Brittany Balhouse is taking cancer research to high school classes.
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National Biomechanics day at Virginia Tech
National Biomechanics Day

Virginia Tech takes part in a national effort to spark biomechanics interest.
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BioactiVT wins two awards at Union Challenge

The student group gets two awards at the Union Innovation Challenge.
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Hyperloop: Meet the team #1

Meet a few of the students involved in this exciting innovation.
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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