Virginia Tech is the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of the National Science Foundation rankings. Virginia Tech is among the top 25 public research universities and continues to rank in the top 5 percent of universities in the nation.
Warren Bickel has dedicated his professional life to carrying out research on how and why people make the choices that lead from addiction to recovery.
Microsoft is debuting this week a new television commercial featuring Wu Feng, a professor with the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.
A Virginia Tech professor is part of a team that discovered that a unique molecule produced from a component of plant cell walls may help to remove radioactive cesium from contaminated water being held at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
A new vice president for research at Virginia Tech is expected to be named this summer. Until then, Fralin Life Science Institute Director Dennis Dean will serve as interim vice president.
Virginia Tech professor Linsey Marr is studying how the disease is transmitted through the air, in hopes that her results will lead to new strategies to fight the flu.
Christopher Overend, postdoctoral associate in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, hopes to develop a candidate vaccine against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.
Associate Professor Marc Stern studied how four forms of trust between stakeholders play a role in building resilient collaborations for natural resource management.
Andrea Dietrich, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, and a colleague at the Philadelphia Water Department, are calling for a review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's secondary standards for maintaining consumers' confidence in tap water as well as in its sensory quality.
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.