RECENT updates

May 6, 2021

Congratulations to Alyssa Huntington for being selected as the 2021 Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award winner.  Alyssa was awarded first place in the Ph.D. Poster Presentation competition for her submission titled Strains Induced by Smooth Muscle Contraction in the Rat Vagina

March 29, 2021

Congratulations to Chris Jackson for receiving the the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award. This fellowship is awarded to Chris in recognition of his academic excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) achievements. 

March 9, 2021

Congratulations to Erica Pack, a BIOTRANS graduate student, for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation. Erica was co-advised by Dr. De Vita and Dr. Schmale from the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences.

February 17, 2021

Dr. Raffaella De Vita has been elected Fellow of the AIMBE. Read the article on the VT news.

June 19, 2020

Congratulations to Alyssa Huntington for placing 3rd at the PhD students' paper competition of the 2020 Summer Biomechanics, and Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference. Well done!!! 

January 8, 2020

Dr. Raffaella De Vita joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Elasticity: The Physical and Mathematical Science of Solids. 

October 28, 2019

Dr. Raffaella De Vita has been elected Fellow of the ASME.

May 7, 2019

Garret Burks and Jeffrey McGuire won the Torgersen Graduate Research Awards for best poster presentations. Garret won the first place and Jeffrey the second place. Well done! 

April 26, 2019

Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University, VA

April 16, 2019

Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, NY

April 10, 2019

Congratulations to Jeffrey McGuire for receiving a travel award to attend the 2019 European Society of Biomechanics Congress in Vienna, Austria, on July 7-10.

April 5, 2019

Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, NC. 

April 5, 2019

Duncan Stebelton received the SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the DoD. Congrats!!!

October 23, 2018

Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a seminar about her research in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL. 

August 31, 2018

Dr. Raffaella De Vita delivered a plenary talk about her research at the British Society of Strain Measurement, Southampton, United Kingdom. 

July 18, 2018

Dr. Raffaella De Vita received the Visiting Professorship award from La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.