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Research Centers

University and institute-level centers provide support, structure, and organization for faculty-led research efforts that cross disciplinary and college boundaries.

With funding and administrative support and oversight provided by the senior vice president for research and innovation, college, or institute, Virginia Tech’s centers help advance major scholarly objectives involving faculty.

Center NameDirectorPhone
Apex Center for EntrepreneursMaggard, Derrick540-231-1328
Arlington Innovation Center for Health ResearchMun, Seong571-858-3201
Bioinspired Science and Technology CenterMueller, Rolf540-231-6005
Business Leadership CenterPoff, Ron540-231-2604
Center for Advanced Innovation in AgricultureXia, Kang (interim)540-231-9323
Center for Advanced Separation TechnologiesYoon, Roe-Hoan540-231-7056
Center for Animal Human Relationships (CENTAUR)Buechner-Maxwell, Virginia540-231-9043
Center for Applied Behavior SystemsGeller, Scott540-231-8145
Center for Applied Technologies in the HumanitiesRadcliffe, David H.540-231-7753
Center for Biostatistics and Health Data ScienceHanlon, Alexandra540-526-2264
Center for Business AnalyticsWinkeler, Jay540-231-9755
Center for Coastal StudiesWeiss, Robert540-231-2334
Center for Communicating Science at Virginia TechRaun, Patty540-231-9301
Center for Design ResearchDunay, Robert540-231-9935
Center for Digital Discourse and CultureLuke, Timothy540-231-6633
Center for Digital Research and ScholarshipXie, Zhiwu540-231-4453
Center for Economic and Community EngagementProvo, John540-231-4004
Center for Educational Networks and Impacts (CENI)McNair, Lisa540-231-8325
Center for Embedded Systems for Critical ApplicationsYang, Yaling540-231-5713
Center for emerging Issues in Accounting (Thomas M. Wells and Kathy Dargo)Stein, Sarah540-231-5881
Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-borne PathogensKehn-Hall, Kylene540-231-7354
Center for Energy and the Global EnvironmentRahman, Saifur571-858-3300
Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and SystemsZuo, Lei540-231-7270
Center for Enhancement of Engineering DiversityWatford, Bevlee540-231-3244
Center for Environmental Analytics and Remote SensingThomas, Valerie540-231-7811
Center for Environmental SecurityMortimer, Michael571-858-3339
Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space StudiesYannis Stivachtis540-231-5816
Center for Excellence in Global Agricultural Trade (CEGAT)Grant, Jason540-231-7559
Center for Forest Products BusinessHuang, Ching-Hsun540-231-7107
Center for Future Work Places and PracticesGe, Suqin540-231-4378
Center for Geospatial Information TechnologyHerndon, Brandon540-231-8490
Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research at Virginia TechRodriguez-Marek, Adrian540-231-5778
Center for GerontologyTeaster, Pamela540-231-7657
Center for High Performance EnvironmentsJones, James540-231-7647
Center for High Performance ManufacturingEarnest, Matt540-231-1260
Center for Human-Computer InteractionBowman, Doug540-231-2058
Center for HumanitiesJohnson, Sylvester540-231-1981
Center for Infrastructure Delivery Excellence (CIDEx)Garvin, Michael540-231-7255
Center for Injury BiomechanicsHardy, Warren540-231-4314
Center for Instructional Tech Solutions in Industry and EducationBurton, John540-231-7020
Center for International Research, Education and Development (CIRED)Archibald, Tom540-231-6338
Center for Leadership in Global SustainabilityMortimer, Michael571-858-3339
Center for Neutrino PhysicsHuber, Patrick540-231-8743
Center for One Health ResearchMohamed, Seleem540-231-7171
Center for Oral HistoryPurcell, Aaron540-231-9672
Center for Organizational and Technological AdvancementWeimer, Scott540-767-6100
Center for Packaging and Unit Load DesignHorvath, Laszlo540-231-7107
Center for Peace Studies and Violence PreventionHawdon, James540-231-2345
Center for Photonics TechnologyWang, Anbo540-231-4363
Center for Power Electronics SystemsBurgos, Rolando540-231-4381
Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary MedicineRagan, Valerie540-231-1176
Center for Public Health Practice and ResearchHosig, Kathy540-231-6637
Center for Quantum Information Science and Engineering (VTQ)Economou, Sophia540-231-6884
Center for Race and Social PolicyReed, Wornie540-231-6107
Center for Real Estate ExcellencePotter, Catherine540-231-6518
Center for Real Life Kitchen DesignGalford, Greg540-231-6164
Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement StudiesPowell, Katrina M.540-231-6501
Center for Renewable Energy and Aerodynamic Testing (CREATe)Devenport, William540-231-3168
Center for Research and Development in Int'l Education (CRaDIE)Lockee, Barbara540-231-7020
Center for Rural EducationPrice Azano, Amy540-231-8889
Center for Smart and Green Civil SystemsVacantTBD
Center for Soft Matter and Biological PhysicsTauber, Uwe540-231-8998
Center for Space Science and Engineering ResearchBailey, Scott540-231-0459
Center for Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, and Theoretical ChemistryVacantTBD
Center for Study of Rhetoric in SocietyMcComiskey, Bruce540-231-8458
Center for Sustainable Mobility (CSM)Hesham, Rakha540-231-1505
Center for Sustainable & Resiliant Infrastucture (CSTI)Flintsch, Gerardo540-231-1569
Center for Tire Research (CENTIRE)Taheri, Saied540-231-0032
Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB)Bickel, Warren540-526-2088
Center for Vehicle Systems and SafetyAhmadian, Mehdi540-231-7467
Child Development Center for Learning and ResearchGallagher, Karen540-231-6148
Child Study CenterRosanna Breaux540-231-8276
Commonwealth Center for Aerospace and Propulsion SystemsSon, Changmin540-231-7064
Community Design Assistance CenterGilboy, Elizabeth540-231-5644
Conservation Management InstituteKlopfer, Scott540-231-7348
Engagement Center for Creative AgingSchepisi, Ila540-231-3161
Family Therapy Center of Virginia TechDolbin-MacNab, Megan540-231-7201
Forest Modeling Research CooperativeGreen, Corey540-231-6952
Forest Operations and Business Research CooperativeVacantTBD
Four DesignVacantTBD
Global Change CenterHopkins, William540-231-7292
Hume Center for National Security and TechnologyPaterson, Eric (Interim)540-231-2314
Institute for Policy and GovernanceStephenson, Max540-231-6775
Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM)Burns, John (interim)540-231-7667
International Archive of Women in ArchitectureDunay, Donna540-231-5512
Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsMoehler, Michael540-231-7543
Macromolecules Innovation InstituteMoore, Robert540-231-4552
Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design Ctr for Adv VehiclesKapania, Rakesh540-231-4881
Occupational Safety and Health Research CenterNussbaum, Maury540-231-2560
Power and Energy CenterChen-Ching Liu540-231-1373
Psychological Services CenterCooper, Lee540-231-6914
Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data AnalyticsRamakrishnan, Narendran540-231-8451
Stack@cs Center for Computer ScienceButt, Ali540-231-4328
Synergistic Environments for Experimental Computing (SEEC)Feng, Wu-chun540-231-1192
Training and Technical Assistance CenterEaton, Diann540-231-5167
Translational Plant SciencesPilot, Guillaume540-231-0475
Virginia Center for Civil War StudiesQuigley, Paul540-231-5331
Virginia Center for Coal and Energy ResearchWestman, Erik (interim)540-231-7057
Virginia Tech - Advanced Research InstituteRahman, Saifur571-858-3300
Virginia Tech Center for Autism ResearchScarpa-Friedman, Angela540-231-2615
Virginia Tech Center for Drug DiscoverySantos, Webster (interim)540-231-6570
Virginia Tech Center for Housing ResearchMcCoy, Andrew540-231-3993
Virginia Tech Engineering Communication CenterParetti, Marie540-231-1144
Virginia Water Resources Research CenterSchoenholtz, Stephen540-231-5624
VT Engage: The Community Learning CollaborativeWeyrens Kuhn, Meghan540-231-7935
Wood-Based Composites CenterFrazier, Chip540-231-8318