Graduate Catalog
2019-2020
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Computational Tissue Engineering
Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
Located at the corner of Stanger and Old Turner Streets. Kelly Hall contains 100,000 square feet of engineering-led research labs, offices, and workspaces. Kelly Hall serves as the research institute's headquarters.
333 Kelly Hall Blacksburg VA 24061
Kelly Hall
Degree(s) Offered:
• IGEP
IGEP Degree in Computational Tissue Engineering
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
Blacksburg
Email Contact(s):
Web Resource(s):
Phone Number(s):
540/231-4851
Application Deadlines:
Fall: Aug 01
Spring: Jan 01
Summer I: May 01
Summer II: Jun 01
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Program Director : Padmavathy Rajagopalan
Graduate Program Director : Padmavathy Rajagopalan (Professor)

Computational Tissue Engineering

The goal of this interdisciplinary graduate education program is to define the field of Computational Tissue Engineering (CTE), wherein seamlessly intertwined computational and experimental models will drive the next generation of advances in tissue engineering. Our vision is that predictive computational models will drive novel experimental analyses of engineered tissues, while the demands of tissue engineering will inspire novel analysis frameworks in computational science.  

We will train students at the confluence of tissue engineering, molecular and cell biology, and computational science. Our vision is that trainees will emerge as the leaders of the trans-disciplinary field of “Computational Tissue Engineering”. They will be equipped to lead and develop this new field, have the training to span traditional disciplinary boundaries, and to converse in the languages of tissue engineering, molecular and cellular biology, and computational science with ease. These students will be well-equipped to address the current challenges faced by each of these fields.



Offered In (Blacksburg)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • 550.0
    • iBT
      • 80.0
CTE students will obtain their Ph.D. degrees from a parent department or program, from among the several that CTE faculty are affiliated with. When you apply to the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, please be sure to specify from which department you seek to obtain a Ph.D. Typically, a CTE student identifies a CTE faculty member during the admissions and recruitment process. After the student joins Virginia Tech, she can consult the advisor and identify another faculty member to serve as a co-advisor. We strongly encourage students to work with advisors spanning at least two of the three areas at the core of CTE (tissue engineering, computational science, and systems biology) and to include committee members in the third area.

Computational Tissue Engineering

This is an interdisciplinary program and shares facilities among departments across campus.
Colleges and Departments:
College of Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Computer Science
    Biomedical Engineering and MechanicsIndustrial Systems EngineeringMechanical Engineering
    
College of Science
    Biological Sciences, Statistics    

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Biochemistry

College of Veterinary Medicine
    Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
    Science and Technology in Society

Biocomplexity Institute

For more information please contact: Professor Padma Rajagopalan, Program Director, padmar at vt dot edu

Facilities

This is an interdisciplinary program and shares facilities among departments across campus. Colleges and Departments:
College of Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Computer Science
    Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mechanics    Industrial Systems Engineering    Mechanical Engineering
    
College of Science
    Biological Sciences    Statistics    

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Biochemistry

College of Veterinary Medicine
    Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
    Science and Technology in Society
Biocomplexity Institute