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Two parts of 3-D printed latex rest next to a ruler for size comparison. They are about 2 centimeters long and are both semi-opaque.
Innovations in science and engineering lead to 3D printed latex rubber breakthrough

This novel process could unlock the ability to 3D print a variety of elastic materials with complex geometric shapes.

Date: Jul 14, 2020
Chris Williams
Christopher Williams named L.S. Randolph Professor in Mechanical Engineering

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2007, Williams is an internationally recognized expert in the area of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing.

Date: Jul 09, 2020
Medhi Ahmadian
Mehdi Ahmadian named J. Bernard Jones Chair of Mechanical Engineering

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1995, Ahmadian has been a pioneer in the field of advanced technologies for improving road and rail transportation safety, efficiency, and comfort both in industry and academia.

Date: Jul 07, 2020
Flying snake glides during experiment
Researchers use 3D modeling to decode aerial undulation’s role in flying snake glides

For more than 20 years, biomedical engineering and mechanics professor Jake Socha has sought to measure and model the biomechanics of snake flight and answer questions about them, like that of aerial undulation’s functional role.

Date: Jun 29, 2020
Virginia Tech student Jessica Gannon
Inspired by her father, student aims to find cure for pancreatic cancer

One mission drives Jessica Gannon. She is focused on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. During her freshman year at Virginia Tech, Gannon's father passed away from the disease. As she prepares for her senior year as a Hokie, her father’s story continues to inspire her.

Date: Jun 02, 2020
Wing Ng and Timothy Long
Virginia Tech faculty honored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Wing Ng, an Alumni Distinguished Professor and the Christoper C. Kraft Endowed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, and Timothy Long, a professor of chemistry in the College of Science and director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, received 2020 Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Date: May 15, 2020
Brent Bailey, Mechanical Engineering Senior
COVID-19 response effort gives senior a memorable final project

Senior Brent Bailey was disappointed that his senior design project got canceled after COVID-19, then he found a way to join the effort to fight it.

Date: May 14, 2020
Brianna Friedman, a master’s student in mechanical engineering, is wearing an orange VT mechanical engineering shirt and walking across a small bridge while carrying a box on her shoulder and other equipment, aircraft, and supplies in her hand.
Graduate student helps keep drone academy in Malawi on track amid COVID-19 pandemic

Brianna Friedman, a master’s degree student in mechanical engineering, and Virginia Tech teams in Malawi adjust plans for the African Drone and Data Academy during the outbreak.

Date: Apr 21, 2020
Borekyo and Kennedy survey a fog harp
Virginia Tech’s fog harp harvests water even in the lightest fog

The superior efficiency of Virginia Tech's fog harp could dramatically increase the number of regions worldwide where fog harvesting is viable.

Date: Apr 20, 2020
Virginia Tech mechanical engineers test a new monitoring system to upgrade a BiPAP breathing device
Virginia Tech engineers and Carilion Clinic physician upgrade breathing support device into makeshift ventilator

To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.

Date: Apr 20, 2020
Corina Sandu
Corina Sandu named Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sandu is professor of mechanical engineering and associate department head for graduate studies in the College of Engineering.

Date: Mar 18, 2020
A College of Engineering Graduate student works on a laptop at a desk.
Virginia Tech graduate programs continue to shine in latest U.S. News & World Report survey

Programs offered across Virginia Tech’s colleges and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are included in the U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate programs for 2021.

Date: Mar 16, 2020

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