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.
Wing Ng, an Alumni Distinguished Professor and the Christoper C. Kraft Endowed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, and Timothy Long, a professor of chemistry in the College of Science and director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, received 2020 Outstanding Faculty Awards.
The theme of this year’s conference, which will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, is “Macromolecular Materials Discovery at the Intersection of Science, Engineering, and Society.”
Liu's efforts to use extremely thin layers of fibers known as nanofibers to cover windows in buildings and cars in a multiprong effort to cut energy consumption and reduce the often bright, blinding glare of the sun earned Liu a five-year, $585,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
The U.S. Air Force will send the aircraft from the 6th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to fly over the stadium while the Highty-Tighties, the Corps of Cadets regimental band, are playing the National Anthem.