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Institute Directors

Virginia Tech’s institute directors are key partners for the Office of Research and Innovation and work closely and collaboratively with staff, students, faculty, and administration from across Virginia Tech’s campuses, to foster academic and research excellence.

Zachary Doerzaph portrait.


Zachary Doerzaph

Director,
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Stefan Duma portrait.

Stefan Duma

Director,
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Mike Friedlander portrait.

Mike Friedlander

Executive Director,
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

X.J. Meng portrait.

X.J. Meng

Interim Executive Director,
Fralin Life Sciences Institute

R. Benjamin Knapp portrait.

R. Benjamin Knapp

Director,
Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Photo not available.

Robert Moore

Director,
Macromolecules Innovation Institute

Eric Paterson portrait.

Eric Paterson

Director,
Virginia Tech National Security Institute

Karen Roberto portrait.

Karen A. Roberto

Executive Director,
Institute for Society, Culture and Environment