Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that incredibly small particles of an unusual and highly toxic titanium oxide found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice after a single exposure. The study also shows long-term damage occurring in just six weeks.
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.
When an opportunity arose for undergraduate students in the Virginia Tech College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science to invite a speaker to campus, they didn’t hesitate in their first choice: renowned nanomedicine scientist Joy Wolfram.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Finkielstein, an associate professor in the College of Science, has been honored with the 2019 J. Shelton Horsley Research Award from the Virginia Academy of Science.
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.