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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[...]

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

April 24th, 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 [...]

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[...]

CAREER Award helps lay groundwork for a bio-inspired water filtration system

March 7th, 2017

Jonathan Boreyko, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This is the most prestigious award given by the NSF in support of junior faculty who demonstrate the potential to[...]

Thomas Magelinski is the 2016-2017 BEAM Outstanding Senior

February 22nd, 2017

Thomas Magelinski, an engineering science and mechanics major from Fanwood, New Jersey, has been chosen as the 2016-2017 Outstanding Senior in the department of biomedical engineering and mechanics. The faculty-chosen superlative is selected from an outstanding group of graduating seniors to com[...]

Virginia Tech researcher receives CAREER Award to seek new paradigms for treating aggressive brain tumors

February 17th, 2017

Scott Verbridge, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This is the most prestigious award given by the NSF in support of junior faculty who demonstrate the potential to effectivel[...]

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to host Brain Awareness Week

February 16th, 2017

The brain never finishes growing up. It begins to develop before birth and progresses at a ferocious pace through infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Even across a lifetime, the brain never stops changing. Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s devel[...]