FutureHAUS Dubai, an innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team competing against 14 other university teams at the Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai.
A member of the university community since 1986, Hendricks made significant contributions to the understanding of materials that aided other engineers in their work for design and analysis, especially as it related to electronics and corrosion.
Renewable energy. Transportation. Medicine. Instead of pursuing just one of the many fields that he has a passion for, Romain Debroux ’16, MS ’18 wants to make a fundamental impact on all of them though quantum computing — a technology that has the potential to radically transform computing capability.
While astrocytes are known to protect and support the brain, researchers are still puzzling over what role they play in brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. Guoqiang Yu is working to develop new computational tools to interpret and analyze astrocyte activity data.
“My dream for this technology is that it will improve the quality of human life,” said Yi. “We want to build chips to model some of the lost or damaged brain functions, allowing people who have suffered some brain injury to reclaim their former lives or move forward to new ones.”
Led by the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, students from five Virginia Tech colleges will compete as the only U.S. collegiate team in the Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai, November 2018. The team now has three months to complete the world’s smartest modular solar home – a prototype they hope will become a global model for housing sustainability.
Zhou received a Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to develop a nanoscale multimodal transducer — a miniature device that takes advantage of optical and electrical properties at the nanometer level — to monitor and control the biological processes unfolding inside a living cell.
Seven computer engineering students took first place in MITRE’s Embedded Capture-the-Flag contest, which tasked them with designing a secure ATM banking system and then attacking the designs of 10 other universities.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2014, Dhillon has earned a reputation of being a talented researcher, having consistently produced seminal research results that have been extensively cited and utilized by his peers worldwide.
At Virginia Tech, Liu serves as the director of the Center for Power and Energy and will further grow the power system program in the College of Engineering that has a long tradition of accomplishments and worldwide reputation.
His research examined a new approach of analysis that he developed known as Graph Trace Analysis, which is used today by utility companies, universities, and the Department of Defense to study electric power system problems involving transmission, substations, and electric power distribution.