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Ian Ho during a swim meet in Hong Kong. Photo by Lampson Yip.
Virginia Tech alumnus, Blacksburg swimmer crosses challenging waters to Tokyo Olympics

Watch Ian Ho '18 compete in the Tokyo Olympics. He will swim the 100-meter freestyle on July 27 and the 50-meter freestyle on July 30.

Date: Jul 26, 2021
Plane wing in flight
To de-ice planes on the fly, researchers aim to control rather than combat ice formation

Researchers in mechanical engineering are teaming up with Collins Aerospace to control ice formation on airplanes, even when they're in flight. In this novel approach, the team created a de-icing method that exploits principles of ice formation to control it: They used pillar structures that suspend ice as it forms into a layer that’s easier to remove.

Date: Jul 23, 2021
Portrait of Jess Gannon, graduate student in biomedical engineering. She stands in front of blurred-out trees on campus, in a black sleeveless dress.
Biomedical engineering graduate student receives grant to advance research in cancer treatment

Jessica Gannon, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering through Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University’s School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, received a graduate research fellowship program award. She is one of six graduate students in the College of Engineering who received the prestigious fellowship this year.

Date: Jul 20, 2021
Dave Dillard (left) and Yeh-Hung Lai stand in front of a GM car with "fuel cell" written on it
Chasing solutions in renewable energy, engineering alumnus teams with former research mentor

In 2003, Yeh-Hung Lai ’94 joined General Motors as a technical fellow to lead research on the mechanics of hydrogen fuel cell materials and structures, a new area at the time with promise for alternative energy solutions. His efforts led to a robust program for student experiential learning, empowering engineering students as next-generation industry leaders.

Date: Jul 06, 2021
Flower beetle, Torynorrhina flammea.
Microstructure found in beetle’s exoskeleton contributes to color and damage resistance, researchers find

Ling Li, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, has joined colleagues from six other universities to investigate the interplay between mechanical and optical performance in beetle exoskeletons. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Date: Jun 29, 2021

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In this ASME feature, Eurydice Kanimba talks about her journey from Rwanda to Virginia Tech and then IBM.

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