Luxbacher, the C.T. Holland Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering, joined the department as an assistant professor in 2008 after working in professional positions in both the mining industry and academia.
The deep-well exploration project aims to characterize and explore deep natural gas resources in Central Appalachia that have the potential to positively impact communities and economies hit hard by downturn in coal.
Cheng Chen, an assistant professor of mining and minerals engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, is working on new ways to reduce the impacts of global climate change through carbon sequestration, the capacity to store carbon dioxide in underground geologic formations.
From athletics enhancements like new seating, to multiple accessibility improvements and numerous administrative refurbishments, the university community will benefit from a host of renovations and construction projects completed by Virginia Tech Facilities.
Virginia Tech researchers are leading a team in a three-year, $900,000 project to improve the efficiency of dust scrubbers in underground mining operations, one aspect of many that impacts effective mining operation that industry constantly seeks to improve.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2008, Luxbacher has gained an international reputation as one of the leading experts in the area of underground mine ventilation with specialized expertise in atmospheric monitoring, ventilation system characterization, mine fire simulation and prevention, and mine risk analysis.
A proud Hokie and a nationally renowned pioneer for advancing efforts in diversity and inclusion in engineering education, Bev Watford is excited about her new role as the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s first associate dean of equity and engagement and the future of the enterprise she seeks to further impact.
Virginia Tech's College of Engineering inducted four new members at its 20th annual Academy of Engineering Excellence. The academy consists of 156 alumni out of Virginia Tech's approximately 68,000 living engineering alumni who have achieved exceptional career successes.