BEAM at a Glance
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, often referred to as BEAM, is focused on solving complex problems that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Combining fundamental mechanics with biomedical science, the department pursues real-world applications through research and innovation that enhance the quality of life. We encourage you to explore the department's rich history and mission.
Research is a big part of the department's vision. Our faculty and students focus on translational as well as basic and discovery-based studies. Research areas of emphasis include biomechanics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, translational cancer research, and tissue engineering (among others). The department hosts research programs in 11 distinct areas through a variety of labs and facilities. Watch some short videos about BEAM.
Graduate programs include engineering mechanics as well as biomedical engineering. Our biomedical engineering graduate program is supported through a joint partnership with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Similar to Virginia Tech's LINK: Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships, our Industry Partners Program begins engaging early and often with our industry partners. We seek to foster collaboration between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) and companies, not-for-profits, and government. Learn more here.