A Virginia Tech team is looking for volunteers who own or have access to 3D printers to help make headpieces for face shields. The shields will be delivered to hospitals in the Roanoke and New River valleys and to local emergency responders. This team includes biomedical engineering and mechanics students and faculty and many others in the College of Engineering.
A research team led by Mollenhauer and Doerzaph at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will explore how to configure automated driving systems to address situations involving first responders and construction zones in a safe, reliable manner. The study is funded by a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation
**Note: Although BEAM faculty and students are not directly named, they have contributed to engineering solutions -- joining these COVID-19 response efforts.**
“Across the university, we’re seeing researchers from a variety of fields quickly shift their focus to join these COVID-19 response efforts,” Friedlander said. “It has been important to connect our colleagues at Carilion Clinic, who can relay their clinical expertise and firsthand experience with treating these patients, with our research faculty, who have been working around the clock to address clinical needs. The world is looking to science right now to address the pressing global health challenge, and it is humbling to see our Hokie community rising to the occasion.”
Michelle Dickerson, second-year doctoral student in biomedical engineering and mechanics in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, understands the value of hard work, facing problems head-on, and passing that knowledge to others to improve their quality of life
Peter Apel, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic, and Miguel Perez, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics and director of the Center for Data Reduction and Analysis Support at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, are studying...
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC scientists Warren Bickel and Stephen LaConte (also an associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics) have received a $3.45 million National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health grant to study a new approach to understand the decision-making of alcohol use and abuse.
Good things come in small packages. Launched by Robert Gourdie, professor at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and in Virginia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, The Tiny Cargo Co. will package vital heart medicine in nano-containers extracted from cow’s milk.
Eli Vlaisavljevich, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, will work to develop new technology that could help stem illegal timbering and the resulting effect on the environment.
Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that incredibly small particles of an unusual and highly toxic titanium oxide found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice after a single exposure, with long-term damage occurring in just six weeks.