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Mojtaba Edalatpour drops ice onto a hot plate in the Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces Lab.
Using ice to boil water: Researcher makes heat transfer discovery that expands on 18th century principle

Researcher Jonathan Boreyko and graduate fellow Mojtaba Edalatpour have made a discovery about the properties of water that could provide an exciting addendum to a phenomenon established over two centuries ago. The discovery also holds interesting possibilities for cooling devices and processes in industrial applications using only the basic properties of water.

Date: Jan 21, 2022
Virginia Tech alumnus Jeff Schultz (left), co-founder of Phase, Inc. and Rafael Davalos, the L. Preston Wade professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics (right).
Alumnus and engineer collaborate on 3D printing to advance microfluidic systems

A collaborative project to 3D-print medical devices that was made possible by Virginia Tech’s network of trailblazers could open doors to bioinnovation now that it has received federal funding.

Date: Jan 04, 2022
Heather Wotton works with a 3D-printed drone in the DREAMS Lab.
Drones that fly away from a 3D printer: Undergraduates create science nonfiction

A Virginia Tech undergraduate student team is developing a 3D-printing system capable of autonomously creating drones that could fly away as soon as their fabrication is complete.

Date: Dec 10, 2021
Lab scene - gloved hands holding a graduated tube of pink liquid.
Seed investments set young ideas on the path to becoming fully fledged — and funded — projects

Ten faculty members have won funding that will give them the resources to pursue new ideas for collaborative projects.

Date: Dec 02, 2021
Spencer Macturk at his co-op job with GE Aviation in Boston, Massachusetts.
Student explores the broad engineering workforce with co-ops and internships

Spencer Macturk has immersed himself in the work of co-ops and internships, connecting what he learns in the classroom to industry. He aims to finish five such experiences by the time he graduates.

Date: Nov 29, 2021
A student in the Dominican Republic launches a glider during a STEM class. Photo courtesy of Garrett Asper.
Engineering student brings youth drone academy program to the Dominican Republic

The program was modeled on part of the Malawi class co-founded by Assistant Professor Kevin Kochersberger, putting materials in the hands of students to build motorized foam gliders to test the laws of aerodynamics, electricity, and surfaces.

Date: Nov 23, 2021

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