Faculty Inventor Spotlights
Say hello to Virginia Tech inventors who are changing the world
Finding cures, promoting national security, making mobility smart - these are just a few of the ways researchers at Virginia Tech are making an impact. For some, transitioning technologies from the lab into the marketplace through commercialization and new ventures ensures that their discoveries are able to reach patients and people who can benefit most. Here’s to those who are turning What-if into What’s Next.
General ItemGuoliang (Greg) Liu
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on materials integration in order to diversify access to energy sources, a more efficient energy usage, and a sustainable environment.
General ItemErdogan Kiran
Dr. Kiran’s research eliminates or reduces the environmentally harmful solvents in processing of materials by using supercritical fluids in innovative ways.
General ItemAaron Noble
Dr. Noble discovers novel ways to harvest critical minerals from industrial waste, positively impacting the environment and providing economic opportunities in disadvantaged communities.
General ItemCatherine Freed
A researcher and entrepreneur, Dr. Freed is building a startup based on enhancing plant phosphate uptake and use here at Virginia Tech.
General ItemPinhas Ben-Tzvi
Through his research, Ben-Tzvi conducts fundamental and applied research in robotics and mechatronics from robotic exoskeletons for use in rehabilitation to victim extraction robots (SAVERS) that can remove injured people from harm’s way.
General ItemBo Zhang
Zhang, plant scientist and soybean breeder extraordinaire develops elite crop varieties adapted to the Mid-Atlantic region.
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