• Ramasubramanian, Melur (Ram) K.

    University of Virginia Vice President for Research, Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian is the Vice President for Research at the University of Virginia. Prior to his appointment at UVA, he was the program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and the D.W. Reynolds Distinguished Professor and...

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  • Reidenbach, Matthew


    Reidenbach's primary area of research is environmental fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on physical-biological interactions in coastal environments. Current research activities include the effects of flow and turbulence on nutrient exchange in coral reefs, sediment transport in estuaries,...

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  • Reimers, Ann

    Assistant Professor, Academic Advisor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Dr. Ann Reimers retired as a full-time educator at UVa in May of 2023, but continues as a part-time academic advisor to Mechanical Engineering students. She is excited to be able to focus on supporting her advisees in their academic, emotional and professional growth.

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  • Russell, Shawn

    Assistant Professor


    Russell's research interests lie in the increased understanding of the mechanisms of human movement. This includes the development of new methods for analyzing movements measured in clinical settings along with the development of...

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  • Salzar, Robert S.

    Associate Professor, Academic General Faculty, Research Track

    Dr. Salzar has over 25 years of experience in the field of engineering mechanics, with the last 13 years focusing on injury biomechanics. After a two year post-doctoral NRC appointment with the NASA-Glenn Research Center researching advanced aerospace composite materials, Dr. Salzar won...

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  • Scott, Ethan A.

    Research Assistant Professor

    Ethan joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2023. He first came to the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 2021. During his graduate research, he...

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  • Smith, Natasha

    Associate Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Director of Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering

    Smith’s research interests include systems engineering and the design process; reliability assessment and design, particularly using probabilistic methods; prediction of material properties and/or structural system responses using statistical methods; and pedagogical research focused upon the...

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  • Sochor, Mark

    Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair for Research Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics

    Dr. Mark Sochor is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Sochor is a clinically active emergency medicine physician and the medical director at the Center for Applied Biomechanics...

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  • Sun, Sarah

    Associate Professor

    Sun joined UVA as an associate professor in 2021. Prior to her position at UVA, Sun was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Her research is an interdisciplinary route that integrates engineering innovation with human health and...

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  • Wadley, Haydn N.

    University Professor, Edgar Starke Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

    HAYDN N. G. WADLEY is a University Professor and the Edgar A. Starke Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has broad interests in materials science, composite materials, micromechanics and thermal transport. His current research explores high...

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