Faculty Inventor Spotlights
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." -Thomas Edison
Say hello to Virginia Tech inventors who are changing the world
General ItemAlan Asbeck
Director of the Assistive Robotics Lab centering research on building human-assistance devices and on understanding how to make them work most effectively with the body. His goal is to help people regain capabilities they have lost, or enable people to perform feats that were not previously possible.
General ItemAmanda Morris
A classically trained photo-electrochemist with demonstrated success using various techniques (cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, and pulsed-laser spectroscopy) to explore new frontiers in renewable energy.
General ItemJiangtao Cheng
Mechanical engineering professor and physicist applies his extensive experience in thermal-fluid sciences, microfluidics, multiphase flow, and nanotechnology to solve global energy problems.
General ItemBo Zhang
Plant scientist and soybean breeder extraordinaire, developing elite soybean varieties including herbicide tolerant.
General ItemCallie Zawaski
A young inventor focusing on additive manufacturing material extrusion. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and was part of a team that developed a novel desktop-scaled Fused Filament Fabrication additive manufacturing system capable of processing high performance polymers at a low cost.
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