Giti Khodaparast, an associate professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded $1,199,998 over three years by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe high performance materials.
A Virginia Tech geophysicist is among researchers changing how geologists view the formation of mid-plate volcanoes. The work, in today's edition of Science, points to a super-hot layer beneath the tectonic plates, as opposed to heat and material dragged up from 1,800 miles below the Earth's surface.
The position description and application process will be announced later this month and will be available at the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost website.
Manisha Singal says her research shows that hospitality firms deliberately and strategically invest more in socially responsible activities than firms in other industries, and they benefit financially for doing so.
Assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Devi Parikh has received an Allen Distinguished Investigator Award to advance her research teaching machines how to interpret visual scenes.
The Virginia Summit on Science, Engineering, and Medicine will focus on challenges of collecting, storing, and interpreting massive amounts of data. With the accelerating pace of data acquisition, the ability to harness this information continues to be tested by researchers across Virginia.
Glenn Moglen succeeds Professor Emeritus Tom Grizzard who headed the laboratory throughout his 40-year career at Virginia Tech.
Researchers reveal that a protein responsible for regulating the body's sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing sporadic forms of cancers.
The Privacy Helper mobile app, developed by France Belanger and Robert Crossler, teaches users about the features on their phones that can affect privacy.
What some farmers grow as pasture plants others view as weeds. But with the need to cheaply feed food animals rising, circumstances are right for the weed invasion to escalate, says Jacob Barney, an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Fralin Life Science Institute affiliate.
Three Virginia Tech professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest scientific society. Virginia Tech's total of new Fellows leads all Virginia universities.
First responders and emergency managers will learn more about how they may one day use unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, for public safety purposes at a meeting today in Blackstone, Virginia.
Robert W. Walters will retire effective Sept. 1, 2015. During his eight years as vice president for research, Virginia Tech remained the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of the National Science Foundation research expenditure rankings, climbing to No. 40 in the most current national standings.
Dining on the rough-skinned newt is a dicey proposition for most species as the newt is one of the most toxic animals on the planet. But an evolutionary arms race has allowed some garter snakes to eat the newt without so much as a burp.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Michael Hsiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering, a grant of $418,345 to improve the accuracy in electronics design, using algorithms he designed that simulate ant behavior.
Rolf Mueller, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech and world-renowned biosonar expert, helps bring the bat display at the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of Natural History into the modern era with an interactive 3-D digital display and mobile application.
Researchers associated with the Fralin Life Science Institute are building an important genomic model useful to identify potential targets for mosquito control. Studies of immunity genes in mosquitoes will offer insight into controlling dangerous mosquito-borne diseases.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, alumni entrepreneurs and investors will share their insights and best practices during panel discussions to be held at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Event Center located at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
Peter Hauck, a former quantitative analyst for Google, has been added to the Discovery Analytics Center's Early Model-Based Event Detection using Surrogates project.