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.
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 will celebrate the Class of 2020 during online commencement exercises Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET. The first-of-its-kind event will feature inspirational messages from notable Hokies, including Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster, and world-renowned poet and University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni.
Virginia Tech’s university motto, expressing the Hokie service ethic, offers a path forward during the pandemic. Staying home and limiting shopping trips helps to protect service workers and those who are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
One Virginia Tech professor will be 19 years old on Saturday - in leap years.
And why exactly does Feb. 29 happen every four years? Joe Wolf, an instructor of medieval history at Virginia Tech, has some answers.
A global expert on emerging and zoonotic animal viruses, Meng is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. His discovery of the swine hepatitis E virus (HEV) spurred a paradigm shift in recognizing HEV as a zoonotic virus that can cross species and infect humans.
Ollendick is a University Distinguished Professor in clinical psychology with the Department of Psychology and is director of the Virginia Tech Child Study Center. He is the author or co-author of 350-plus research publications, more than 100 book chapters, and 38 books.
Thirty-eight years ago, Luke joined Virginia Tech as an assistant professor of political science. Since then, his legacy has included university accolades in service, leadership, and program creation. And now, for the fourth time, he has been chosen for a familiar role.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1992, Hochella made significant contributions to local, regional, and global environmental science through his work in geochemistry and mineralogy focusing on nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Crawford, the Ethyl Corporation Chair in Chemistry in the College of Science and director of the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, joined the Virginia Tech College of Science faculty in 2000 and has since been recognized for his groundbreaking work in theoretical and computational chemistry.
Since arriving at Virginia Tech in 1994, Batra has built a teaching and research program that is nationally and internationally recognized at the highest levels. His expertise in computational modeling and solid mechanics, particularly in the area of material failure under extreme loadings, has influenced nearly every subdiscipline in mechanics.
At its quarterly meeting held April 1, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors unanimously approved three new University Distinguished Professor appointments and one Alumni Distinguished Professor appointment.