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Engineering Faculty Organization (EFO)

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

Lynn Abbot (ECE) - President
Nathan Lau (ISE) - Vice President
Danesh Tafti (ME) - Secretary 

Executive Committee Members

Members by name and department.

David Dillard (BEAM)
Montasir Abbas (CEE)
Xinghua Gao (CEM)
Deborah Tatar (CS)
Stephen Martin (CHE)
Lynn Abbott (ECE)
Andrew Katz (ENG-ED)

Nathan Lau (ISE)
Danesh Tafti (ME)
Erik Westman (MINE)
Kathy Lu (MSE)
Qiang Li (CPES)
John Ferris Faculty Senate
Open (NCR, AOE)


Members by name and department.

Zachary Doerzaph (BEAM)
Hosein Foroutan (CEE)
Ashley Johnson (CEM)
Wu Feng (CS)
Sanket Deshmukh (CHE)
Elena Lind (ECE)

Jeremi London (ENG-ED)
Ran Jin (ISE)
Saied Taheri (ME)
Baharei Nojabaei (MINE)
Wenjun (Rebecca) Cai (MSE)
Dong Dong (CPES)

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