Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

A department whose roots run more than 100 years deep, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics offers two clear directions for both undergrad and graduate degrees.

Interested in Engineering Mechanics?

Engineering Mechanics offers a foundational groundwork which bridges many areas of engineering. Our grads find a wide range of options available to them upon graduation, and can find highly interdisciplinary applications.

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Looking for Biomedical Engineering?

It's one of the consistently fastest growing degree tracks, and our program offers unique, world-renown opportunities for research and study. From injury studies to cancer research, Virginia Tech offers a myriad of options to students.

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Upcoming Seminar

Impact (Application of the Principle of Linear Momentum)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

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The Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab is the current center of research for Robin Queen, who is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She was previously the director of the "Coach K" Lab at Duke University where she worked with a variety of industry sponsors including the Nike Sport Research Lab and DonJoy Orthopedics. Her focus is on lower extremity biomechanics with an emphasis in foot and ankle biomechanics. Her work focuses on understanding changes in lower extremity loading and movement symmetry that result from injury and pathology. In addition, Dr. Queen works on development of various interventions to restore movement and loading symmetry in an attempt to decrease future risk of joint damage and prevent subsequent injuries.

Granata Lab site