Robin Queen, PhD

Professor – Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; Virginia Tech

    Dr. Robin Queen served for 11 years as the director of the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory at Duke University before coming to Virginia Tech to helm the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Laboratory. She joined the VT faculty in 2015 and is a professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics. Dr. Queen’s interests are in whole body mechanics with an emphasis on loading symmetry and functional outcomes and rehabilitation following surgical interventions. Dr. Queen has published more than 130 peer reviewed manuscripts as an independent investigator. Dr. Queen is a Fellow in three professional societies, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics, and International Orthopaedic Research Societies. Dr. Queen was awarded the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award (2017) for her work in Ankle osteoarthritis and total ankle replacement and the ORS Adele L. Boskey, PhD Award in 2020 in recognition of her outstanding and sustained commitment to mentorship and demonstrated track-record of an upward trajectory and impactful research. Dr. Queen is active in 5 professional societies (AAOS, ORS, ACSM, ASB, BMES) where she has served as a member of at least one committee or on the executive board. In addition to her research, Dr. Queen is passionate about the advancement of women in leadership, with a specific focus on the advancement of women in STEM and serves at both Virginia Tech and in national organizations as a leader in inclusion and diversity initiatives.