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We start with a focus on biology.

Whether we are modeling or engineering cells and tissues, analyzing large datasets, developing new imaging technologies, or synthesizing novel biomaterials, the problem statement always starts with the biology underlying the system, therapy, or disease process.

Our co-location within the highly-ranked UVA School of Medicine and UVA Health System uniquely positions us to influence the future of healthcare. Our culture values and rewards collaboration, initiative, and the translation of basic advances to achieve clinical and real world impact. In all that we do, we value and strive for diversity and inclusion.

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Phone: ​434-297-8062

Matthew Panzer

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Courtesy), Deputy Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics

Research Areas
  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Computational Biomechanics
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Biomedical Engineering's Candid Conversations

An ongoing series of inclusive discussions about race, LGBTQ+ identity, disability and other identities, led by the graduate student chairs of the department's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee

  • # 1

    For percentage of women earning BME PhD degrees among programs our size or larger (2019)

  • # 1

    For percentage of women earning BME BS degrees among programs our size or larger (2019)

  • $ 13 M

    Nearly $13M in total research expenditures (2019 and 2018)

  • 24 %

    Incoming PhDs who are underrepresented students in Engineering (2020 and 2019)