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ME graduate student Zhifei Deng performing nanomechanical testing on a nanoindenter.
Virginia Tech researcher cracks the hidden strengthening mechanism in biological ceramics

Ling Li, an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, has found insights into building stronger and tougher ceramics by studying the shells of bivalve mollusks. The results of his group’s findings were published in the Nov. 10, 2020, issue of Nature Communications.

Date: Jan 05, 2021
Doctoral students Graybill and Jana stand in a research lab, with masks and lab coats on.
Shocking the cellular world: Engineers’ collaborative work discovers force signature of cells undergoing electroporation

Electroporation has been used in many medical applications, such as gene transfection and electrochemotherapy, since the 1980s. In this study, the researchers improved upon an established method of electroporation, in which medicines or genes are injected into holes formed in a cell’s membrane.

Date: Mar 10, 2021
Anne Staples and Jake Socha, faculty members in biomedical engineering and mechanics, standing in front of fall foliage on Virginia Tech campus. Photo by Spencer Roberts of Virginia Tech.
Biomedical engineering and mechanics faculty receive NSF grant to study oxygen delivery in insects

With support from an NSF grant, two faculty members in biomedical engineering and mechanics have combined forces to answer questions pertaining to insects’ breathing, which may lead to new applications in microfluidics.

Date: Nov 19, 2020
Advanced Propulsion and Power Lab
Virginia Tech receives five Department of Defense instrumentation awards

The awards are the result of a merit competition for funding conducted by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Date: Jan 28, 2020
Photo of a small white vehicle driving on a neighborhood road.
Virginia Tech team one of eight to compete in international autonomous vehicle competition

Fifteen Virginia Tech faculty, undergraduates, and graduate engineering students will travel to Yuma, Arizona, with an autonomous vehicle they built for the first-ever AutoDrive Challenge Competition.

Date: Apr 30, 2018
Ahmed Elnahhas
Class of 2018: Mechanical engineering student top graduating senior in College of Engineering

Ahmed Elnahhas received the Phi Kappa Phi Medal as the top graduate in the College of Engineering April 9. A mechanical engineering senior, Elnahhas is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average.

Date: May 08, 2018

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