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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
Current passes through a self-healing circuit.
Unbroken: New soft electronics don’t break, even when punctured

A team of Virginia Tech researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Macromolecules Innovation Institute has created a new type of soft electronics, paving the way for devices that are self-healing, reconfigurable, and recyclable. These skin-like circuits can also be recycled to generate new circuits at the end of a product’s life.

Date: Jun 28, 2021
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Proof-of-Concept Program announces second year of funding to bring research to market

In just over a year with the program, $400,000 has been awarded in grants to Virginia Tech researchers to commercialize Virginia Tech intellectual property to license products, support startup companies pursuing commercialization, and develop early stage drugs.

Date: Jun 24, 2021
Darrell Roberts
Darrell Roberts ‘89: connecting pieces of music and nuclear engineering

Roberts, deputy executive director for operations for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has followed a love of music to find a sense of deeper meaning and order in the world.

Date: Jun 03, 2021

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