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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

Executive Director,
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Stefan Duma portrait.

Stefan Duma

Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Mike Friedlander portrait.

Mike Friedlander

Executive Director,
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

R. Benjamin Knapp portrait.

R. Benjamin Knapp

Executive Director,
Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Robin L. McCarley portrait.

Robin L. McCarley

Executive Director,
Fralin Life Sciences Institute

Eric Paterson portrait.

Eric Paterson

Executive Director,
Virginia Tech National Security Institute

Karen Roberto portrait.

Karen A. Roberto

Executive Director,
Institute for Society, Culture and Environment