Ben Igo


Ben earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering from NC State in May of 2018.  During his time there, Ben developed an interest in the field of biomechanics through his coursework and through research opportunities focusing on medical device design.  These opportunities led him to pursue an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics.  Ben is currently focusing on measuring and modeling the mechanical properties of the pediatric skull in an effort to better inform surgeons during planning procedures.


  • BS, Biomedical Engineering- North Carolina State University
  • Minor in Statistics

Research Interests

  • Experimental and computational biomechanics
  • Material characterization and constitutive modeling
  • Computational/finite element modeling

Other Interests

  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Cooking