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Joseph O'Such
Equity, mentoring, Legos, and Googling: Student Joseph O’Such brings an eclectic worldview to campus with help from scholarships

O’Such spent a lot of his childhood with his family in Lane Stadium, shouting “Hokie hi” on Saturday afternoons with thousands of other fans. As a budding engineer, he also envisioned himself walking the Blacksburg campus as a student one day. With the help of two key scholarships, that dream became a reality.

Date: Feb 22, 2022
Jonathan Boreyko
Inventor spotlight: Jonathan Boreyko, associate professor and John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow

Boreyko's work combines biological mechanics with material science and renewable energy to develop marketable technologies. He strives to uncover and utilize nature-inspired science.

Date: Feb 21, 2022
Ling Li with a starfish skeleton and 3D-printed enlargements.
A star in the world of ceramic engineering

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Ling Li has found clues in the skeletons of the knobby starfish that could lead to innovations for stronger ceramics. His work was featured on the cover of Science Magazine.

Date: Feb 16, 2022
Faculty member Jonathan Boreyko with students in the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab
Engineering pre-college program project leads to long-term collaboration and research discovery

In the summer of 2020, four students in Virginia Tech’s C-Tech2 program, designed for high school girls interested in engineering, started a project to turn an ordinary water bottle into a makeshift desalination system. Now, with the help of faculty member Jonathan Boreyko, their research is getting published in Soft Matter.

Date: Feb 11, 2022
Chris Williams
Chris Williams named senior member of the National Academy of Inventors

Williams has excelled in the field of additive manufacturing (also called 3D printing), establishing himself as a pioneer from the earliest days of the technology’s appearance on the Virginia Tech campus.

Date: Feb 11, 2022
Edward Barron, Michael Bartlett, and Dohgyu Hwang hold a piece of material that has been warped.
New soft robot morphs from a ground to air vehicle using liquid metal

A research team led by Michael Bartlett, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has created a drone that changes modes by using temperature and dynamic materials. Their work was recently published in Science Robotics.

Date: Feb 09, 2022

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