The Center for Injury Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary research center that combines the Virginia Tech College of Engineering with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
The Center performs research investigating human tolerance to impact loading. The application of this research includes automobile safety, military restraints, and sports biomechanics. The Center combines experimental testing dummy and human surrogates and computational modeling in order to develop human impact injury criteria. As a member of the Mechanical Engineering Department, the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute at Virginia Tech, our center offers an excellent opportunity for graduate student education through a wide variety of biomechanics courses and research experience. In addition, we have numerous collaborative projects with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.