A proof-of-concept created by a collaboration between Virginia Tech and MOVA Technologies has resulted in a ground-breaking filter that can capture gasses while allowing them to be recycled and reused.
When COVID-19 shook the world at the start of 2020, eventually killing more than 900,000 people worldwide and shuttering economies, the Virginia Tech College of Science took action. The 2020 Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine covers these actions from across every department and program.
Water may seem basic as a molecule made up of just three atoms, but the process of splitting it is quite difficult. But Lin’s lab has done so. Even moving one electron from a stable atom can be energy-intensive, but this reaction requires the transfer of four to oxidize oxygen to produce oxygen gas.
Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia are collaborating to explore whether the tendency of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bind to carbohydrate-based polymers, such as heparin, can be used to develop virus-trapping gels and surfaces.
Kingston, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science and a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1971, made significant contributions to biodiversity conservation, drug development, and natural products research.
Santos and his colleagues have recently identified a small mitochondrial uncoupler, named BAM15, that holds promise for future treatment and prevention of obesity, diabetes, and especially nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a type of fatty liver disease.
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.
The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI), based in Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center and headed by Virginia Tech's T. Daniel Crawford, has launched an open-source website that will allow biomolecular scientists from around the world to share computer-aided drug testing.
Virginia Tech’s Link, License, Launch has recently facilitated a partnership between Webster Santos and the biotech company Continuum Biosciences, a subsidiary of Life Biosciences, to develop and market drugs to treat fatty liver disease.
The Economical and Sustainable Materials Destination Area supported a proposal for a $1 million DOE grant to advance a research team’s development of an innovative electrolyte for safe and higher energy density vehicle transportation batteries.