Crawford, the Ethyl Corporation Chair in Chemistry in the College of Science and director of the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, joined the Virginia Tech College of Science faculty in 2000 and has since been recognized for his groundbreaking work in theoretical and computational chemistry.
Webster Santos, professor of chemistry and the Cliff and Agnes Lilly Faculty Fellow in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, recently received a $2.8 million award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to discover drugs to inhibit a small molecule transporter.
Virginia Tech mechanical engineers and chemists are researching methods to apply a nano-textured biofilm on such items as urinary catheters. The research could lead to products that lower the instance of device-associated infections.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Virginia Tech's Macromolecules Innovation Institute have developed a new process to 3D print one of the most-desired materials in the electronics and aerospace industries.
Chemistry professor Feng Lin is working on developing better-performing and safer batteries. Lin’s work covers the gamut of chemistry and materials science battery research, looking at micro-scale and basic science aspects, as well as macro-scale and applied science.
At the guest lecture event “Human Alcoholysis: How Fast do People Get Drunk?,” Richard “Dick” Zare of Stanford University will discuss the science of alcohol consumption and the details of James Bond's shaken not stirred martini.
After working more than three decades in industry, Turner came to Virginia Tech in 2004 to serve as the first director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute, now known as the Macromolecules Innovation Institute.
Esker is a longtime professor of chemistry, having joined the department in 1999. He also is an affiliated member of the Academy of Integrated Science’s nanoscience program and a core faculty member of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute.
Faculty researchers in the Virginia Tech Department of Physics are building a major program in quantum information sciences thanks in part to multiple federal grants that have brought $3.7 million directly to the university.
Turner, research professor of chemistry and former director of Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of director emeritus of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute and research professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.