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Vincent Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
  • Director of Industry Partners Program
Wang Vincent 1
339 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Orthopedic Mechanobiology Lab

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Research Areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Solid mechanics

Research Interests

  • Tendon healing and repair
  • Skeletal tissue mechanobiology
  • Medical imaging and machine learning
  • Orthopedic biomechanics


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2001-2005 
  • Columbia University: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2001 
  • Columbia University: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1996 
  • Columbia University: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1994

Awards, Honors, and Service

Selected Awards and Honors

  • BEAM Leader in Teaching Award, May 2022
  • Faculty Fellow, Asian Cultural Engagement Center, 2020 - 2021
  • Kevin P. Granata Faculty Fellow (Virginia Tech), August 2016 - 2021
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) Junior Investigator Grant, 2011 
  • Co-Chair, BEAM Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, 2022 - present
  • Co-Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Caucus, 2020 - present
  • Member, Virginia Tech Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD), 2022 - present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), 2020 - 2022
  • Chair, ORS Advocacy Council, 2020 - 2022
  • Director, BEAM Industry Partners Program (IPP), 2020 - present
  • Chair, ORS Scientific Communications Committee, 2018-2020 
  • BMES 2018 Annual Meeting Track Chair, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 
  •  Associate Editor, Connective Tissue Research, 2015-present 
  •  NIH SBSR/SBIR/STTR ad hoc reviewer, 2013-present


Selected Publications

Lake S, Snedeker JG, Wang VM, Awad H, Screen HRC, Thomopoulos S. Guidelines for ex vivo mechanical testing of tendon.  J Orthop Res, 2023, in press.

Dickinson LN, Wang VM, Wayne JS, Clements JR.  How Much Angular Offset is Acceptable to Achieve Minimum Contact for a Successful 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion?  J Foot Ankle Surg, 62(2):371-376, 2023.

Rahbar E, Diaz-Garelli F, Wang VM, VandeVord P, Weaver AA.  Looking back on graduate BME admissions data: Lessons learned and implications for holistic review and diversity.  Biomedical Engineering Education, 2(2):101-112, 2022.

Rezvani SN, Nichols AEC, Grange RW, Dahlgren LA, Brolinson PG, Wang VM. A Novel Murine Muscle Loading Model to Investigate Achilles Musculotendinous Adaptation.  Journal of Applied Physiology 2021; 130(4):1043-1051.

Greising S and Wang VM. Cross-talk with skeletal muscle and its nexus with regenerative rehabilitation. Connect Tissue Res, 2021 Jan; 62(1):1-3. (Guest Co-Editor of Special Issue)

Wang VM, Cheung CA, Kozar AJ, Huang B. Machine Learning Applications in Orthopaedic Imaging. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2020 May 15; 28(10):e415-e417. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00688.

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