Virginia Tech’s Shengfeng Cheng has won a seed grant of $100,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust to create an intricate computer model of how tubulin proteins connect to one another to form microtubules, the scaffolding on which cells are built.
Engineering professor Jerry Park leads a $730,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop innovative frameworks to enable efficient radio spectrum sharing.
The in-vehicle application has the potential to improve safety and save time.
Researchers from the Hume Center are working to send an amateur radio transponder into geosynchronous orbit, which could help first responders communicate after natural disasters.
The civil and environmental engineering professor is leading efforts to find methods to prevent widespread outbreaks.
Using photography and laboratory simulations, researchers studied how dogs raise fluids into their mouths to drink. They discovered that sloppy-looking actions at the dog bowl are in fact high-speed, precisely timed movements -- surprisingly different from cat movements.
Virginia Tech, along with subcontractors from Washington State University and SmartDrive, won a $2.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision that will allow long-haul truck drivers to split their required sleeper berth time into shorter periods.
A wastewater treatment system developed at Virginia Tech combines two technologies to provide clean water, electricity, and ammonia -- a valuable agricultural commodity.