For the past two years, Matt Eatherton of the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has used a National Science Foundation grant to develop a structural building component called a self-centering beam which could protect lives, reduce or eliminate structural repair costs, and reduce business downtime due to earthquakes.
Sterling Nesbitt, an assistant professor of geological sciences, has been responsible for naming more than half a dozen reptiles (including dinosaurs) in his young career. His latest addition to the paleontological vernacular is Nundasuchus, a 9-foot-long carnivorous reptile with steak knifelike teeth and bony plates on the back.
The Virginia Tech Center for Design Research's modular kitchen, part of a larger research project to build a complete FutureHAUS, will debut Jan. 20-22 at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.
Scientists have designed a two-minute brain-imaging test that may be able to aid in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Linsey Marr, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, is part of the National Science Foundation's Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology and her research group has characterized airborne nanoparticles at every point of their life cycle.
A study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine has vaulted to the Top 15 most-read of more than 10,000 studies published by the prestigious, 200-year-old journal.
The Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 will be the topic of a three-week summer seminar for teachers, led by Virginia Tech Professor Tom Ewing with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Robert Parker won the 2014 Doak Award with Chris Cooley, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University and a former doctoral student of Parker’s, for a 2013 paper that focuses on unforeseen vibrations in high-speed planetary gears.
The program, which targets many countries expected to be heavily affected by climate change, works with farmers by teaching and spreading sustainable pest-management practices.
Stefan Duma, who holds the Harry C. Wyatt Professorship and is world renowned for his research in injury biomechanics, will lead the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics.
A study co-authored by Anju Seth found that pay packages that are heavier on cash and lighter on stock appear to motivate top corporate managers to pursue risky but potentially very profitable international diversification strategies but have less influence in the pursuit of high-risk, high-return domestic diversification strategies.
One year ago tomorrow, the smell of licorice alerted Elk River, West Virginia, residents to a chemical spill. Melanie Kiechle, a Virginia Tech assistant professor of history, explores perceptions of odor and how they have changed over time.
A delegation from Austral University of Chile will visit Virginia Tech to discuss plans for joint research projects studying earthquake resilience, sustainable energy, and antibiotic resistance.
A vacuum-steam treatment developed by researchers in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials that is effective at destroying invasive snails on pallets of imported tile may be used in other applications.
The conference will bring together pavement design and management engineers, consultants, and companies to define “next-generation” methods in road construction as well as road maintenance and upkeep. It will address topics related to sustainability, accountability, and improved pavement performance.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists were awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, part of the Center for Innovative Technology, to engineer a viral therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer.
A team of scientists has sequenced whole genomes -- determined the DNA sequence of all the genes -- from 544 unrelated trees of the same species.
By modeling tumor blood vessels, Brittany Balhouse is able to see how the cells in the tissue react to different mechanical stimuli or cancer therapies.
Dr. X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology, is a virologist at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and studies emerging and reemerging viral diseases that impact veterinary and human public health.
Chang-Tien Lu, an associate professor of computer science, has been awarded a $300,000 contract to develop a tool to sift through huge volumes of news, tweets, images, and other data to quickly uncover links between people and events.