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Boreyko group makes frost crystals jump

Researchers in the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab are using electrostatics to cause frost to leap away from a surface.

Frost dendrite
Frost dendrite

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Meet the researchers, teachers, and innovation leaders of the department.

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Undergrad story: Zackory Biggers

Zackory talks about what led him to pursue engineering, and what brought him into the exoskeleton lab.

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What is Virginia Tech's Fog Harp?

Mechanical Engineering researcher Jonathan Boreyko and collaborator Brook Kennedy talk about the form and function of this highly efficient water harvester.

Nuclear Engineering

The nuclear engineering program (NEP) at Virginia Tech is a multi-disciplinary program with activities in nuclear power, nuclear nonproliferation and security, radiation therapy and diagnostics, and nuclear policy. NEP offers degrees at two campuses including Blacksburg and National Capital Region (NCR).

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