Guoliang "Greg" Liu, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, will use a five-year, $585,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to create super-thin nanofibers that can cover windows in buildings and cars in a multi-prong effort to cut energy consumption and reduce the often bright, blinding glare of the sun.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1999, Morris develops nanoscience approaches that can be used to build new catalysts and to provide insight into how the unique properties of small-scale materials affect the environment.
Recently, 24 students majoring in Virginia Tech’s nanoscience degree program visited the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to meet scientists at the federal lab and explore opportunities for future internships and careers.
With a five-year, $560,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant, F. Marc Michel seeks to conduct innovative research on how the smallest minerals, known as nanoparticles, crystallize.
When attending orientation preceding her freshman year at Virginia Tech, Bridget Marcinkowski said she was immediately drawn to Virginia Tech’s new nanoscience program, part of the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science.
Now a fifth year senior, Weiseman will graduate in December with his human nutrition, foods, and exercise degree and in May with his nanoscience degree. Weiseman said what he finds most important in his undergraduate career is the relationships he has built.