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Stefan Duma named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

September 29th, 2017

Stefan Duma, the Harry Wyatt Professor of Engineering and interim director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, has been named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, or BMES. Duma is the first BMES Fellow at Virginia Tech. The award recognizes society [...]

Andrew Kemper - Scholar of the Week

July 21st, 2017

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recognizes Andrew Kemper, an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering and mechanics (BEAM) department and the Center for Injury Biomechanics, for his research into the biomechanics of human impact injury and the engineering o[...]

Raffaella De Vita and Alexander Leonessa receive Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence

June 13th, 2017

Raffaella De Vita, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Alexander Leonessa, associate professor of mechanical engineering; both in the College of Engineering, have received the university’s 2017 Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence. Full Story: https://vtnews.vt.[...]

Norma Guynn receives Staff Career Achievement Award

May 4th, 2017

Norma Guynn, a retired program support technician in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics in the College of Engineering, has received the university’s 2017 Staff Career Achievement Award. Guynn retired from the university in 2016 after 33 years of servic[...]

Virginia Tech Professor Pamela VandeVord named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow

May 3rd, 2017

  Pamela VandeVord, the N. Waldo Harrison Professor and interim head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. VandeVord was selected fo[...]

Andrea Kuliasha receives honors college fellowship for cancer studies

April 25th, 2017

Andrea Kuliasha, a biological systems engineering major from Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been awarded the 2017 Patricia C. Perna Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Honors College. Kuliasha distinguished herself by working toward the development of a brain tumor testing environment in 3D hydrog[...]

Hope for healing infection: student innovation and business team gets closer to bringing business to life

April 10th, 2017

What started as a new idea in a special topics study has transformed into a business initiative for senior biomedical engineering minors. The team, known as Tech Wound Solutions, continues to bring home victories in their quest to bring a novel wound treatment to market. The idea is this: 6.5 mil[...]

In memoriam: Ali Nayfeh, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of nonlinear dynamics

March 31st, 2017

Ali Nayfeh, a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Virginia Tech&rsquo's Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, died unexpectedly on March 27. He was 83. full story [...]

Recognizing research driven by patients’ quality of life, Robin Queen receives National Award

March 22nd, 2017

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) have presented Robin Queen with the 2017 Young Investigator’s Award. Queen, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics and director of the Kevin P. Granata Biomech[...]

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine continues 100 percent residency match placement

March 20th, 2017

The 40 members of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Class of 2017 will go  into programs representing 13 specialties in 16 states. The most represented specialties include internal medicine, pediatrics, and general surgery. A snapshot of programs where students will go in[...]