Michel, an associate professor of geosciences, diverged from his normal path to lead a project involving numerous Virginia Tech faculty, alumni, and specialists from Carilion Clinic to use 3D printing to create nasopharyngeal swabs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Students in Associate Professor Amanda Morris’ General Chemistry course created and filmed kid-friendly science projects in their kitchens to help Wonder Universe, a nonprofit children’s museum in Christiansburg, Virginia.
During his 44-year long career at Virginia Tech, Myers received numerous teaching and research awards, authored more than six textbooks (one in several languages), directly advised 42 doctoral students, and mentored many more, including his own children, Billy and Julie.
Christopher Williams has been named the interim director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute. Abby Whittington will serve as the director of the interdisciplinary macromolecular science and engineering Ph.D. program.
The goal is to establish programs to better position the current and next-generation manufacturing workforce to produce military systems and components that assure technological superiority of the department, according to the Department of Defense’s website.
Liu was honored for excellence in design teaching, pioneering textbooks and creative scholarship in sustainable engineering, and global leadership in implementing energy/water savings, and CO2 capture.
Elected by their peers and representing a broad range of AAAS “sections,” including statistics, neuroscience, engineering, psychology, and geology/geography, the Virginia Tech professors are among 443 newly elected scholars.
Xin, assistant professor of chemical engineering in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, is part of a class of 32 influential, early-career researchers chosen on the basis of the quality and impact of their research.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has awarded Virginia Tech chemical engineering students four top awards in global competitions. Students and faculty will be honored at the 2019 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Nov. 10-15, 2019.
The Nov. 4 workshop, hosted by the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to learn from Virginia Tech faculty who already use machine learning in their research.