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 ItemMatthew Hull
Double-Hokie and entrepreneur turned researcher combines a passion for sustainability, converging technologies, and entrepreneurship to study the applications and implications of nanotechnology across multiple domains.
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 ItemDorothea Tholl
Fascinated by how organisms on planet Earth communicate via chemical signals, Virginia Tech biochemist and molecular biologist studies the synthesis and function of these “infochemicals” emitted by plants in response to pest and pathogen attack.
General ItemJohn Matson
Having not yet reached his goal of inventing a time machine, polymer chemist instead uses organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and nanoscience techniques to develop small molecules and materials with applications in medicine, biology and sustainability.
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