Vincent Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Kevin P. Granata Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Kevin P. Granata Fellowship was established in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics in memory and honor of the tenured professor who died during the tragic shooting on April 16, 2007. The fellowship recognizes teaching and research excellence. Recipients must be tenured members of the department of engineering science and Mechanics, and hold the fellowship for a period of five years. In 2015, the departments of engineering science and mechanics and biomedical engineering merged to form the biomedical engineering and mechanics department.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty and director of the Orthopedic Mechanobiology Laboratory since 2015, Wang has received approximately $6 million in research funding including an ongoing, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to develop mechano-biologic therapies for skeletal soft tissue healing.

He has published 49 peer-reviewed journal articles which have been cited 1,370 times. In addition he has co-authored four book chapters and seven review articles.

To date, 10 graduate students have completed their thesis projects and terminal degrees in his laboratory, and he has mentored an additional 48 trainees including undergraduate students, medical students, visiting scholars, orthopedic residents and fellows.

Wang received the Neer Award for outstanding basic science research from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, an Individual Post-Doctoral National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, and a Junior Investigator Grant awarded by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.

Wang received his bachelor's degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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