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[caption id="attachment_17216" align="alignnone" width="850"] Lei Zuo, associate professor of mechanical engineering[/caption] August 22, 2016 Lei Zuo, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a Department of Energy Nuclear Engineering research grant to develop nuclear radiation energy harvesting and through-wall wireless communication for enclosed metal containers in nuclear environments, like pressure reactor vessels or nuclear spent-fuel canisters. With the $1 million grant from the Department of Energy, Zuo is putting his energy harvesting research to use to create a way to monitor the...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Chris Williams, associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the DREAMS lab, shakes hands with Ed Morris, director of America Makes and vice president of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining. At right is John Wilczynski, deputy director of technology development for America Makes. From left are members of the DREAMS lab, doctoral student Joseph Kubalak with the printed wing the team presented, post-doctoral researcher Don Aduba, and doctoral student Logan Sturm.[/caption] October 4,...

By meadmin / May 3, 2016 Rolf Müller, associate professor for mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, has received the university’s 2016 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research is presented annually to a faculty or staff member who has had a significant impact on international research at Virginia Tech. Selection is based on contributions to the internationalization of Virginia Tech, global impact, significance of the...