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Faculty Inventor Spotlights

"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." -Thomas Edison

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Say hello to Virginia Tech inventors who are changing the world

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    Matthew Hull
    Matthew 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.

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    Jiangtao Cheng
    Jiangtao Cheng

    Mechanical engineering professor and physicist applies his extensive experience in thermal-fluid sciences, microfluidics, multiphase flow, and nanotechnology to solve global energy problems.

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    Dorothea Tholl
    Dorothea 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.

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    John Matson
    John 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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