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Investigating injury mechanics

The Center for Injury Biomechanics (CIB) is an interdisciplinary research center that is a partnership between the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The CIB is part of the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences joint graduate program.

The center investigates injury mechanisms following trauma to develop a greater understanding of human tolerance to injury, to engineer enhanced safety countermeasures, and to mitigate the occurrence of serious injury in society. By using a multidisciplinary approach to solving real-world biomechanics problems, the center combines the biomedical expertise at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with Virginia Tech’s top-rated college of Engineering.  Applications of this research are far-reaching and include automobile safety, military safety, and sports biomechanics.

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CIB Facilities

The CIB is one of six national Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network centers studying real-world crash data to improve highway safety. Additionally, the center has extensive facilities for conducting computational modeling and experimental research towards the development of improved human impact injury criteria.  

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CIB Research

As a member of the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University SBES and the Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, the CIB offers an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate student education through a variety of biomechanics courses and research experience.