Theresa Mayer

Theresa Mayer
Vice President for Research and Innovation

540-231-7630
tsmayer@vt.edu

Office Contact Information

Vice President for Research (0244)
301 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Leadership Team

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is responsible for the following

  • Catalyzes growth in Virginia Tech’s research enterprise by providing strategic vision, guidance, and coordination
  • Champions Virginia Tech’s research programs and capabilities in Virginia, across the nation, and around the globe
  • Identifies opportunities for and provides institutional support to faculty to organize and focus strategic research efforts within and across traditional disciplinary boundaries
  • Works closely with advancement and Virginia Tech’s colleges to create and grow holistic university-industry partnerships
  • Offers a portfolio of support and services to help researchers translate discoveries into commercial products
  • Advances Virginia Tech’s diverse research enterprise with state-of-the-art infrastructure and accreditations
  • Provides training, services, and processes to help researchers maintain the highest standards of research integrity and regulatory compliance
  • Delivers effective and efficient research administration to help researchers as they identify, pursue, capture, and deliver research programs

Click one of the links below to learn more about the leadership team.

Cal Ribbens
Interim Executive Director
Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech
cbarrett@bi.vt.edu
540-231-2100
bi.vt.edu

Dennis Dean
Director
Fralin Life Science Institute
deandr@vt.edu
540-231-6933
fralin.vt.edu

Mike Friedlander
Executive Director
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
friedlan@vtc.vt.edu
540-526-2013
research.vtc.vt.edu

Charles Clancy
Director
Hume Center for National Security and Technology
tcc@vt.edu
540-858-3350
hume.vt.edu

Ben Knapp
Director
Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology
benknapp@vt.edu
540-231-1911
icat.vt.edu

Stefan Duma
Director
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
duma@vt.edu
540-231-6876
ictas.vt.edu

Karen A. Roberto
Director
Institute for Society, Culture and Environment
kroberto@vt.edu
540-231-7657
isce.vt.edu

Tom Dingus
Director
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
tdingus@vtti.vt.edu
540-231-1501
www.vtti.vt.edu

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