News Archive 2016


Biomedical Minors pair SBES research with product and business development to win competition

Tech Wound Solutions, which included team members Juliana Downey, Tucker King, Kimberly Wyluda, and Elisabeth Rebholz...


BMES Student Chapter takes top honors

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Student Chapter at the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences has been named chapter of ...


Virginia Tech helmet lab expanding to test bicycle helmets and soccer headgear

Virginia Tech’s Helmet Ratings research lab, which has won international recognition for evidence-based ratings of football and hockey helmets, is adding bicycle helmets and soccer headgear to its testing program. ...


H. Clay Gabler named Samuel Herrick Professor

H. Clay Gabler, professor and chair for biomedical engineering graduate studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the Samuel Herrick Professorship by the Virgini...


Brain injury expert begins role as interim director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Stefan Duma, the Harry C. Wyatt Professor of Engineering in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, began his role as interim director of the Institute for Critical Technology an...


Pamela VandeVord named interim head of biomedical engineering and mechanics

Pamela VandeVord, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named interim head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM). She follows Stefan Duma, the Harry Wyatt Professor in Engineering, who will become interim director...


Padma Rajagopalan named Robert H. Hord Jr. Professor in Chemical Engineering

Padma Rajagopalan, professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the Robert H. Hord Jr. Professorship in Chemical Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. ...


Review paper explores cardiac scar solutions

An international team of researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Instituteand the Universities of Bonn and Freiberg in Germany recently published a review paper online in ...


Wake Forest Biomedical Engineering offers NSF summer research experience for undergraduates

The National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Medicine offers multidisciplinary biomedical engineering opportunities involving accidental trauma research that aim to prevent, mitigate, and improve the fu...


Distinguished Lecturer Series: Advanced concepts in vibration energy harvesting and acoustic energy transfer: biomedical opportunities and challenges

with Shima Shahan, Ph.D. Instructor, Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics ...


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks

“Neurons can undergo long-term changes in response to experience such as learning, emotions, or other activity,” said ...


H. Gabler to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

For immediate release: January 20, 2016 For further information, contact Jason Hibner, Director of Membership & Operations (202) 496-9660, ...


Distinguished Lecturer Series: Multi-scale Mechanics of Fibrous Soft Tissues

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 11:00am – 12:15 pm VT: 310 Kelly Hall, WFU: 151 Auditorium,  VTCRI: R2139  With Dr. Dawn Elliott,  ...


Distinguished Lecturer Series: 3D In Vitro Models of Tissue Morphogenesis and Disease

with Catherine Whittington, Ph. D.  Postdoctoral Research Scientist Eli Lilly and Company Research Laboratories Indianapolis, Indiana...


Distinguished Lecturer Series: Engineering Advanced Biomaterials: From contrast agents for brain tumor imaging to superbiocompatible hydrogels for pancreatic islet cell immunoisolation

with Omid Veiseh, Ph. D. Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Fellow Department of Chemical Engineering and  The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research  Ma...