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 ItemBo Zhang
Plant scientist and soybean breeder extraordinaire, developing elite soybean varieties including herbicide tolerant.
General ItemJonathan Boreyko
Mechanical engineer and publisher of 50+ papers applies nature-inspired science and technology combining fluid mechanics, heat transfer, interfacial phenomena, materials science, and renewable energy.
General ItemJohn Robertson
Translational medical scientist developing engineered technologies to detect and treat dreaded diseases.
General ItemX.J. Meng
Molecular virologist and one of the world’s leading scientists studying public health pathogen hepatitis E virus (HEV).
General ItemGlenda Gillaspy
A biochemist using synthetic biology to create sustainable solutions for agriculture and the environment. Her work centers on how plants use signaling molecules, known as inositol pyrophosphates, to sense and respond to their environment.
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.
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