Welcome to BEAM

Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics is a department 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.

Hajj named J. Byron Maupin Professor
Gen Fu

The five-year appointment recognizes teaching and research excellence.
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Research and product development win prize
Biomedical research and product development win

Three BME minors have taken research to product development to win a competition.
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Mentors, medical school, and engineering
Medical School - Engineering Mentorship

Engineering and medicine meet to provide greater student opportunities.
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BMES Student Chapter takes top honors
BMES Student Chapter

The BMES student chapter to which VT contributes receives high praise.
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Now hiring: instructional and research faculty
Quest release

BEAM is hiring both tenure- and non-tenure track faculty.
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New research explains how birds dive safely at high speeds
Sunny Jung

Sunny Jung explains this amazing phenomenon occuring in nature.
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VT among U.S. News best universities
Gen Fu

VT noted as having, "Academic Programs to Look for."
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Jin Named ASME FED Graduate Scholar of the Year
Hanxiang Jin

The third-year grad student was chosen by peer review.
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Undergraduate Students

Our department currently offers an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics (consistently ranked in the top five nationally) and a biomedical engineering minor.

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