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Professor Daniel J. Inman of the University of Michigan will be the featured speaker April 4 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.. Inman's talk is: Mechanical Metamaterials for Vibration Suppression. The talk will be held in 310 Kelly Hall. Professor Hanson is hosted by Associate Professor Pablo Tarazaga....

Professor Marc De Graef of Carnegie Mellon University will be the featured speaker Feb. 7 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.. De Graef's talk is: Recent Advances in Quantitative Materials Characterization by Means of Electron Back-Scatter Diffraction. The talk will be held in 310 Kelly Hall. Professor Hanson is hosted by Assistant Professor Pinar Acar....

Changmin Son, who will join the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineeringat Virginia Tech in early 2019, has been named the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The professorship enables Virginia Tech faculty to generate new research in the field of enhanced performance on aircraft engine systems. Recipients hold the title of Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor for a period of five years, and it's is renewable. Son has excelled at scholarship, teaching, service, and outreach throughout...

(Article by Andrew Tie, Macromolecules Innovation Institute) An interdisciplinary team of three Virginia Tech faculty members affiliated with the Macromolecules Innovation Institute has created a drug delivery system that could radically expand cancer treatment options. The conventional cancer treatment method of injecting nanoparticle drugs into the bloodstream results in low efficacy. Due to the complexities of the human body, very few of those nanoparticles actually reach the cancer site, and once there, there’s limited delivery across the cancer tissue. The new system created at Virginia...

A recent article in the American Chemical Society’s Applied Materials & Interfaces journal introduces a new thermodynamic-based modeling framework to solve a problem that may one day result in lowering the instances of biomedical-device associated infections. The modeling breakthrough came from an interdisciplinary team of Macromolecules and Innovation Institute faculty led by Bahareh Behkam, an associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, working with Amrinder Nain and Michael Ellis, also associate professors in mechanical engineering, and Professor Alan...

It’s not often an engineer is featured on the lineup schedule for a music festival, but Mike Roan, a professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering has done it as part of Moogfest, a community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies in Durham, North Carolina. This year, Roan, who works in areas of immersive audio, psychoacoustics, and digital signal processing, joined with Tanner Upthegrove, media engineer with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, to provide the festival...