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Director

Raffaella De Vita

Raffaella De Vita

Professor and Associate Department Head of Graduate Studies

Mechanical Engineering Department

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2005

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2003

Laurea in Mathematics, University of Naples II, Caserta, 2000 

Graduate Students

Angel Collins

Angel Collins

Ph.D. student

 

Engineering Mechanics

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Florida Tech, 2021

 

Justin Dubik

Justin Dubik

Ph.D. student

 

Engineering Mechanics

B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2020

 

Clara Gimenez

Clara Gimenez

Ph.D. student

 

School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2022

Ritika Singh

Ritika Singh

Ph.D. student

 

School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of California San Diego, 2023

Aileen Suarez

Aileen Caridad Suarez

Ph.D. student

 

School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2019

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Mostafa Zakeri

Ph.D. student

 

Engineering Mechanics

M.S. in Biomechanics Engineering, University of Tehran, 2023

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2021

UnderGraduate Students

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Jackson Charles

Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

(Spring 2024-present) 

Emma Copening

Emma Copening

Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

(Spring 2024-present) 

Amalie Paar

Amalie Paar

Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

(Summer 2024-present) 

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Elizabeth Zhang

Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg

(Summer 2024-present) 

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