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Reza Mirzaeifar
Reza Mirzaeifar named John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2014, Mirzaeifar has a notable record of conducting research in the area of advanced materials, including metal-graphene composites, 3D printed alloys, thin films, and shape memory alloys/polymers with particular emphasis on studying the mechanical behavior of these materials at nano, micro, and macroscales.

Date: Nov 18, 2021
Shima Shahab and Ahmed Sallam with an acoustic hologram plate.
Shima Shahab receives NSF EAGER award to study acoustic holograms

Shahab, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Multiphysics Intelligent and Dynamical Systems Laboratory, is the principal investigator on a study that will investigate the way sound waves are reshaped as they encounter an engineered lens, and the reshaping of a wave within body tissues.

Date: Nov 17, 2021
Jiangtao Cheng
Jiangtao Cheng named fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The status of fellow is bestowed upon members of the society with 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership, as described by the organization. Roughly 3,000 fellows have been chosen out of the more than 100,000 members.

Date: Nov 05, 2021
Michael Bartlett
Through the eyes of underwater creatures

With funding from the Office of Naval Research, mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Michael Bartlett is putting a bio-inspired sensory system to work in a series of soft electronics to be worn by humans.

Date: Nov 04, 2021
Rezawanna Islam works with a foam sample in the EXTREME lab.
Fighting fire with foam, the eco-friendly way

Two Virginia Tech researchers have been awarded $1.2 million to develop an electronic molecular toolbox that uses machine learning and analytical techniques to support the development of environmentally friendly, firefighting foam.

Date: Oct 25, 2021
An HH-60W helicopter hoists a pararescuemen during training
Military aircraft to fly over Lane Stadium during Saturday’s football game

The aircraft and its crew hail from the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The aircraft commander is Maj. Adam Cade, a 2010 Virginia Tech graduate.

Date: Oct 21, 2021

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