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2022 (FY23) EFO-Opportunity Seed Grant (in random order):

Announcing the 2019 ICTAS Research Awards:

1.  "Effect of Curved Interface of Spray Aerosols on Liquid-Vapor Phase Equilibrium of Multicomponent Hydrocarbon Mixtures,"  PI:  Bahareh Nojabaei, Mining and Minerals Engineering

2.  "Machine Learning and Optimization for Advanced Manufacturing of Ultra-high-performance Polymer/Graphene Membranes,"  PI:  Xi Chen, Industrial and Systems Engineering

3.  "Piezoelectric/Diamond Heterostructures for Quantum Phononics,"  PI:  Linbo Shao, Electrical and Computer Engineering

4.  "Machine-Learning-enabled Source Attribution of Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium Using Genomic Variants,"  PI:  Jingqiu Liao, Civil and Environmental Engineering

5,  "New Instrumentation to Measure Sediment Properties for Predicting and Controlling Streambank and Coastal Marsh Erosion,"  PI:  Mark Stremler, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

6.  "Topological Superconductivity Meets Element 83, Bismuth,"  PI:  Suneel Kodambaka, Materials Science and Engineering

7.  "Preliminary Investigation in Load Symmetry in Postpartum Women During Activities of Daily Living and Differing Child-Care Related Loading Conditions,"  PI:  Sara Arena, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

8.  "A Smartphone-assisted Digital CRISPR (SPA-dCRISPER) Device for the Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Emerging Viruses,"  PI:  Juhong Chen, Biological Systems Engineering

9.   "Quantifying the Role of Fusobacterium nucleatum in Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis In Vivo"  PI:  Scott Verbridge, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

10.   "A Unified, Natural, and Computationally Efficient Genome-based Classification System for All Microbes,"  PI:  Lenwood S. Heath, Computer Sciences

11.  "Virtual Reality Clinical Immersion,"  PI:  Jennifer Wayne, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

12.  "Towards a Global Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI):  Exploring and Assessing Intercultural Ethical Perspectives on AI,"  PI:  Rockwell Clancy, Engineering Education

13.  "Patient-specific Finite Element Modeling to Assess Bone Fracture Risk Following Histotripsy Ablation of Osteosarcoma Tumors,"  PI:  Caitlyn Collins, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

14.  "An Investigation of Factors Related to Engineering Major Selection and Persistence After Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic,"  PI:  Susan Sajadi, Engineering Education

15.  "Genetically Engineered Living Biosensors Empowered by Nanophotonics for Continuous and Selective Monitoring of Environmental Toxins,"  PI:  Anna Duraj-Thatte, Biological Sciences

16.  "Investigation of the Effects of Hemolymph Pressure on the Deformation of Insect Wings During Flight,"  PI:  Sevak Tahmasian, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

17.  "A Study on Human-Robot Interaction Design based on a Dog-Caregiver Relation,"  PI:  Andrea L'Afflitto, Industrial Systems Engineering

18.  "Programmable Nano-Bio-Hybrid Living Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Airborne Pathogens,"  PI:  Bahareh Behkam, Mechanical Engineering

19.  "A Fundamental Understanding of How Snakes Move Using Substrate-Friction Interactions,"  PI:  Hodjat Pendar, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

20.  "mMHealth:  An App to Address Maternal Mortality and Pregnancy Health Disparities,"  PI:  Anne Staples, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics 

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

Nathan Lau (ISE) - President
Manish Bansal (ISE) - Vice President
Steve Martin (CHE) - Secretary 

Executive Committee Members

Members by name and department.

Anne Staples (BEAM)
Montasir Abbas (CEE)
Charles Smith (CEM)
Wu Feng (CS)
Steve Martin (CHE)
Elena Lind (ECE)
Andrew Katz (ENG-ED)

Nathan Lau (ISE)
Mary Kasarda (ME)
Erik Westman (MINE)
Wenjun (Rebecca) Cai (MSE)
Qiang Li (CPES)
Robin Queen (Faculty Senate)
Open Positions (NCR, AOE)


Members by name and department.

Miguel Perez (BEAM)
Hosein Foroutan (CEE)
Ashley Johnson (CEM)
Osman Balci (CS)
Sanket Deshmukh (CHE)
Yong Xu (ECE)

Qin Zhu (ENG-ED)
Manish Bansal (ISE)
Danesh Tafti (ME)
Baharei Nojabaei (MINE)
Hesham Elmkharram (MSE)
Dong Dong (CPES)

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