Who is recruiting this year for the Ph.D. program?

From the Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

Below is a list of BME faculty who were willing and able to indicate a general level of enthusiasm for recruitment in the current application cycle. Note that not all our faculty are listed below. Some preferred not to disclose, and some are still uncertain about their recruiting needs, such that they could not with accuracy indicate a general level of enthusiasm.  Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty directly for more specific or up-to-date information about laboratory openings.


Actively recruiting

Sameer Bajikar

Huan Bao

Tom Barker

Anja Bielinsky

Liheng Cai

Sepideh Dolatshahi

Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani

Matthews Jacob

Kelsey Kubelick

Merry Mani

John Platig

Todd Stukenberg

Jinghang Xie

Eli Zunder



Huiwang Ai

Silvia Blemker

Phil Bourne

George Christ

Fred Epstein

Don Griffin

Chris Highley

Ahmad Jomaa

Hui Li

Wilson Miller

Golam Mohi

Cameron Mura

Edward Nieh

Jason Papin

Gustavo Rohde

Natasha Sheybani

Jeff Saucerman

Nathan Sheffield

Shangming Tang

Nick Tsihlis

Aidong Zhang

Tian Zhang

Jochen Zimmer


Possibly recruiting

Bryan Berger

Steven Caliari

Mete Civelek

Brent French

Kevin Janes

Kyle Lampe

Matthew Lazzara

Jonathan Lindner

Rich Price

Rebecca Pompano

Craig Meyer

Shayn Peirce-Cottler

Shawn Russell


Not recruiting

Timothy Allen (Academic General Faculty Member)

Shannon Barker (Academic General Faculty Member)

Daniel Abebayehu

John Hossack

Kimberly Kelly

Kristen Naegle

Any joint or courtesy faculty who are not otherwise listed above

Center for Applied Biomechanics (interested applicants are encouraged to apply for graduate study through the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)



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