The three-year American Heart Association Transformational Project Award will help John Chappell, an assistant professor in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research, unpack the complex effects of ischemic brain injuries on blood vessels.
Robert Gourdie, a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, is working on a way to limit the damage of hypoxic ischemic injury, allowing the nearby heart muscle cells to remain intact.
Elham Morshedzadeh, Chris Arena, and Pamela VandeVord (left to right) discuss possible fabrication methods for biomedical device prototypes, including 3D printing. Throughout the new course, students will design a device, application, or system to address an unmet health care need of wounded veterans.
Biomedical engineering doctoral student Cora Esparza is the recent recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award. The prestigious fellowship will allow Esparza to choose and pursue her own research interests.
For Hernley, finding a way to pursue deep, fundamental questions in engineering has been a hallmark of her educational journey. Through both her Michelin co-op rotations and another extended co-op and internship with aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, she has never shied away from difficult problems.
Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of Virginia Tech engineers hopes to redefine search and rescue protocols by teaming up human searchers with unmanned aerial robots, or drones.
Since arriving at Virginia Tech in 1994, Batra has built a teaching and research program that is nationally and internationally recognized at the highest levels. His expertise in computational modeling and solid mechanics, particularly in the area of material failure under extreme loadings, has influenced nearly every subdiscipline in mechanics.