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Partnerships with Business and Industry

Working with Business and Industry

Virginia Tech faculty members and research centers do millions of dollars of research for business and industry each year. A number of people and resources are available to help business and industry find the research expertise they need at Virginia Tech.


Begin a conversation:

Each college has a research dean who is familiar with research in that college and can help you connect with a faculty member doing research relevant to your interests.

Agriculture & Life Sciences
Saied Mostaghimi, Associate Dean for Research & GS, CALS
540-231-6336

Architecture & Urban Studies
Robert Schubert, Associate Dean of Research & GS, Architecture
540-231-5607

Office of Economic Development
John Provo, Director
540-231-4004

http://www.econdev.vt.edu/

Engineering
Jack Lesko, Associate Dean for Research & GS, Engineering
540-231-9171

Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Tom Ewing, Associate Dean for Research & GS, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
540-231-3212

Natural Resources
Thomas Olson, Assistant Dean, College of Natural Resources
540-231-5484

Pamplin College of Business
Kent Nakamoto, Associate Dean for Research and Department Head, College of Business
540-231-6949

Science
Tim Long, Associate Dean, College of Science
540-231-6738

Veterinary Medicine
Roger Avery, Assoc. Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
540-231-5649

Or do a search:

Or a number of sites have been created that report research activity in specific areas:

  • Energy researchers are listed by subcategory, such as policy, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydrogen and fuel cells, biofuels, and so on.
  • Environment researchers are listed by subcategory, such as air quality; biodiversity and invasive species; planning, management, and sustainability; ecosystems; global climate change; land use; public health; waste management; and water quality, at a website maintained by the Deans' Task Force on the Environment.
  • Life Sciences Research - A PDF document explains activity at Virginia Tech and is easily searched and contains contact information.
  • A list of the research centers and labs is sorted by areas of research

 

 

Industrial Affiliates Program

General information on collaborative research with industry

An overview of Virginia Tech's policies and procedures for performing research for industry is provided in Frequently Asked Questions

Sample agreements

The Office of Sponsored Programs handles contracting. Sample agreements are provided for your review. If your research involves special requirements, we will work with you to arrive at mutually agreeable terms and conditions.

Contacts

Need additional information about working with business or industry, or just want to talk to someone?