George Gillies headshot

George T. Gillies

Research Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Room 105D
Charlottesville, VA 22904
B.Sc. North Dakota State University, 1974
​M.Sc. University of Virginia, 1976
​Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1980

George T. Gillies received the B.Sc. degree in physics from North Dakota State University, Fargo, in 1974. He then received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering physics in 1976 and 1980 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he is currently a Research Professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He was formerly with the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, Sevres, France, and at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Complex. His current research interests include medical device development, clinical magnetic manipulation systems, and precision measurement technology. He has authored or co-authored over 300 publications and holds over 30 U.S. Patents. He is the co-inventor of the “EpiAccess” system for obtaining minimally invasive pericardial access. It is a part of the “Epicardial Tool Kit,” which is licensed by UVA for commercial development. His is also a co-inventor of the “I-Patch” intradural spinal cord stimulator system, which is also licensed by UVA for commercial development.

Research Support for I-Patch Development Activities
Source: University Of Iowa
April 01, 2011 – December 31, 2019
BME 8995: M.E. Supervised Project Research (M.E. STUDENTS ONLY)
Credits: 1–6
FOR M.E. STUDENTS ONLY. A research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a faculty advisor. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Fulfills the project requirement for the Biomedical Engineering Masters of Engineering degree. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission Required.
BME 8999: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Master's Research
BME 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

Fellow, Institute of Physics (GB) 1999

Co-Recipient, Lewis F. Moody Award, ASME Fluids Engineering Division 2003

Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers 2004

“Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year Award,” University of Virginia Patent Foundation 2006

Alumni Achievement Award, North Dakota State University 2007

Fellow, American Physical Society 2007

Senior Member, Optical Society of America 2010

EpiEP, Co-Inventor