Director

Raffaella De Vita

Raffaella De Vita

Professor and Associate Department Head

Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 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 

Postdoctoral student

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Jeffrey McGuire

Postdoctoral student

Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2020

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2015

Graduate Students

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Alyssa Huntington

Ph.D. student

Engineering Mechanics

M.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2018 
B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2016

 

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Justin Dubik

Ph.D. student

 

Engineering Mechanics

B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2020

 

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Kandace Donaldson

Ph.D. student

 

School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2017

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William Snyder

Ph.D. student

 

Engineering Mechanics

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2019

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Michael King

Ph.D. student

 

School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Southampton, 2020

Graduate Students (co-advised)

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Erica Pack

Ph.D. student

Co-advised with Dr. David Schmale

 

School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

B.S. in Forensic Science, Penn State, 2016

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Aileen Caridad Suarez

Ph.D. student

Co-advised with Dr. Jennifer Munson

 

School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

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

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Chris Jackson

M.S. student

Co-advised with Dr. David Dillard

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering 

B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2019

PREP Student 

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Talia Baddour

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College, 2020

Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

(Summer 2020-present) 

UnderGraduate Students 

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Skye Carlson

Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

(Summer 2020-present) 

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Adam Vossenberg

Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech

(Fall 2020-present) 

© 2018 by Raffaella De Vita

Kandace Donaldson