Students work on a robot in the Extreme Environments, Robotics, & Materials Laboratory in Goodwin Hall.

Areas of Research

Virginia Tech's strategic plan affirms the university's commitment to achieving excellence as a comprehensive land-grant university that makes innovative contributions in learning, discovery, and engagement.

The Discovery Scholarship Domain outlines the university's commitments to research and creative scholarship in strategically important areas, drawing on established strengths and building resources to capture opportunities and produce quality research.

The strategic priorities in the Discovery Scholarship Domain are the following:

  • Energy, materials, and environment
  • Innovative technologies and complex systems
  • Social and individual transformation
  • Health, food, and nutrition

See groups that conduct research in each Discovery Domain Area.