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EFO Opportunity Seed Investment Grant Funds

Announcing the 2019 ICTAS Research Awards:

  • “A Distributed Network of Bio-hybrid Micro-robots for Treatment of Unresectable Solid Tumors,” Bahareh Behkam, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • “VT Center for Reversing the Freshwater Salinization Syndrome in Urban Watersheds,” Stanley Grant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • “Multidisciplinary Studies to Improve Understanding of Influenza Transmission,” Linsey Marr, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • “Materials Under Extreme Conditions,” Kathy Lu, Materials Science Engineering
  • “Preparations of a UTC Proposal for Establishing National Center for Revitalization of Infrastructure Systems (NCRIS),” Linbing Wang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineering Faculty Organization—Vision, Mission, and Goal

Virginia Tech faculty members Dushan Boroyevich and Fred Lee

The Engineering Faculty Organization (EFO) includes all members of the engineering teaching, research, and extension faculty.  The EFO holds a general assembly in the Fall of each academic year. The purpose of the EFO is to:

  1. To provide a forum for study, discussion, and formulation of policy in academic and personnel matters of particular interest to the College of Engineering;
  2. To provide meaningful two-way channels of communication between Faculty and Administration;
  3. To provide for the transaction of the routine business of the Faculty of the College of Engineering; and
  4. To discharge all responsibilities that may be delegated to the Engineering Faculty by the Faculty Senate, University Council, and/or Administration.

EFO Executive Committee Officers

Ran Jin, President
Ashley Johnson, Vice President
Lynn Abbott, Secretary

Executive Committee Members

Members by name, department, and term end date.

Gary Seidel (AOE) 2020
David Dillard (BEAM) 2021
Linbing Wang (CEE) 2020
Ashley Johnson (CEM) 2020
Danfeng Daphne Yao (CS) 2020
Sanket A. Deshmukh (CHE) 2020
Julia Ross Dean of Engineering
Lynn Abbott (ECE) 2022

Jeremi London (ENG-ED) 2021
Nathan Lau (ISE) 2021
Tafti Danesh (ME) 2021
Cheng Chen (MINE) 2019 
Kathy Lu (MSE) 2021
Qiang Li (CPES) 2021
Open (NCR) 2021


Members by name and department.

Open (AOE)
Miguel Perez (BEAM)
Open (CEE)
Xinghua Gao (CEM)
Stephen Martin (CHE)
Adrian Sandu (CS)
Dong Dong (CPES)

Elena Lind (ECE)
Andrew Katz (Eng Ed)
Ran Jin (ISE)
Jan Helge Bohn (ME)
Emily Sarver (MINE)
Rebecca Cai (MSE)

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