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News 2013


Fiscal Technician Lois Hall Latest Recipient of ICTAS Employee Award

At its December 13 staff meeting, ICTAS presented Lois Hall with a 2013 Employee Award. The award recognizes Lois for being unwavering in her professional on-the-job performance. Always pleasant, Lois is quick to help those who seek her assistance--stud...


Cornel Sultan receives funding for an ocean energy project

Cornel Sultan, Assistant Professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, along with faculty from the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Florida Atlantic University and from the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine En...


ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Have a great idea for developing and commercializing a new clean energy technology? Then join other entrepreneurial students in representing Virginia Tech in the ACC Clean Energy Challenge sponsored by the Department of Energy. ...


ICTAS Employee Award and Recognition Program Honors Twelve

Want to know what it takes to carry off a Nobel Prize Laureate’s visit to campus and research day activities all on the very same day? Just ask the following twelve ICTAS employees:  Ronaka Adams (receptionist), David Ashwell (IT support), Jennifer Cacciola (administrative ass...


ICTAS Honors Two with Employee of the Month Awards

ICTAS presented Employee of the Month Awards to Post Award Administrator Karen Turner and Project Development Manager Melissa Wade for their efforts in the preparation and submittal of a major ICTAS-supported proposal. The proposal, prepared by Virginia...


Nobel Laureate Dr. Steven Chu to Speak at Burruss Hall

Richard Benson, dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, and Roop Mahajan, director of Virginia Tech’s Inst...


Mahajan Receives Medal

ICTAS Director Dr. Roop L. Mahajan has received the 75th Anniversary Medal of the American Society of ...


ICTAS Creates Employee Award & Recognition Program

ICTAS has presented Recognition Awards to three employees who it deems exemplifies the ICTAS-cherished attributes of nimbleness, a “can-do” attitude, teamwork, and a culture of service to our faculty, our students, our staff, Virginia Tech, the Commonwealth of Virginia, our nation, and our world...


Virginia Tech researchers forging ahead to solve 300-year-old mystery

As far back as the Crusades, soldiers in the Middle East had swords that were very strong, very sharp, yet lightweight made from a metal called Damascus steel. The last known maker of Damascus steel died 300 years ago, but never passed on its secret. To this day no one has been able to replicate i...


New microfluidic chip can help identify unwanted particles in water and food

A new process for making a 3-D microstructure that can be used in the analysis of cells could prove useful in counterterrorism measures and in water and food safety concerns....


ICTAS FY 2014 Seed Awards

Dr. Bob Moore, ICTAS Associate Director for Research and Scholarship, has finalized the ICTAS FY 2014 Seed Awards. Each fall, Dr. Moore announces a university-wide request for seed proposals that offer interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research aligned with one or more ICTAS research thrusts. For the ...


Matt Steele-MacInnis, An ICTAS Doctoral Scholars Success Story

Matt Steele-MacInnis has been selected the Outstanding Ph.D. student in Virginia Tech’s College of Science. This recognition honors him f...


ICTAS Doctoral Scholar Lemkul Wins Year-End Honors

Justin Lemkul, a member of the ICTAS Doctoral Scholars Class of 2007, has received an Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2013 from Virginia Tech&r...


Amanda Morris

The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes Amanda Morris, an assistant professor of Chemistry in the College of Scien...


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