ICTAS: Quick Facts

Quick Facts

ICTAS partners with six colleges within the university:

College of Science

College of Engineering

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

College of Natural Resources

College of Veterinary Medicine

Pamplin College of Business

These partnerships nurture the crossing of disciplines to integrate information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and theories for the purpose of advancing fundamental understanding or solving problems that are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of practice.

ICTAS at a glance:

  • The ICTAS headquarters building (Kelly Hall) is located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, at the intersection of Old Turner and Stanger streets.

  • The ICTAS Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory is located in the Corporate Research Center located adjacent to the Virginia Tech campus.

  • ICTAS II is located in the Life Sciences District of the Virginia Tech campus on Washington Street.

  • ICTAS expansion includes the Virginia Tech Research Center in Ballston, Virginia. The 7-floor, 144,000-square-foot building, designed by Cooper Carry to meet the Silver U. S. Green Building Council's LEED™ Building Rating Systems, is located on the 800-900 block of North Glebe Road and opened June 24, 2011.

  • Eight research thrust areas at the intersection of engineering, the sciences--physical, life, and social--and the humanities have been identified for research concentration.

  • Highly diverse research topics including nanoscale science and engineering, nano-bio interface, sustainable energy, renewable materials, sustainable water, cognitive systems, and national security are being explored.

  • ICTAS engages more than 200 university faculty in collaborative exploration of societal needs.

  • ICTAS invests in research directly through seed project funding; purchase, installation, and maintenance of specialized equipment; faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention; graduate and undergraduate student support; matching funds for research proposals; and specialized space for research.

About Virginia Tech

  • Location Blacksburg, Virginia

  • 8 colleges and graduate school

  • 65 bachelor's degree programs

  • 150 master's and doctoral degree programs

  • 30,000+ full-time students

  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio

  • More than 125 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport

  • Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access

  • Ranked No. 41 in university research in the United States

  • Adjacent corporate research center

Hands-on, Minds-on - Virginia Tech.

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ICTAS (MC 0193)
Kelly Hall, Suite 410, Virginia Tech
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061


(540) 231-2597