BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 20, 2009 – Thomas A. Campbell has been named associate director for special projects with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech.
Campbell will work with the institute director in all aspects of technical administration for emerging technologies, including leading efforts with national laboratories, developing research projects at the growing Virginia Tech National Capital Region campus, and continuing to build upon relationships with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, for which he was recently assistant director.
He will also assist the director in developing international programs to support the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science-International; and facilitating emerging research in a broad spectrum of technologies, including for example sustainability research, nanotechnology, bio-nanotechnology, personal health informatics, humanoid hospital, and complex networks.
Campbell will also continue to work with faculty to bring teams of researchers together to respond to solicitations and manage proposal efforts from start to finish, as well as managing projects post-award.
Campbell came to Virginia Tech in August of 2008 from ADA Technologies Inc. in Littleton, Colo., where he served as senior research scientist and nanotechnology program manager. In his three years at ADA Technologies, Campbell led research efforts supported by various federal sources. He has also worked for five years with Saint-Gobain, a Fortune 100 company, and he has held an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, under which he spent 1.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher in Germany.
“We are pleased to appoint Tom Campbell to this new position within Virginia Tech,” said Professor Roop Mahajan, director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. “Tom will be a key player in growing [the institute] to the next level of excellence.”
”It is an honor to continue to promote the developments of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at this higher level,” said Campbell. “I look forward to continuing to work with Virginia Tech’s strong faculty to ensure more extensive high-quality research and educational opportunities.”
Campbell holds Ph.D. and master of science degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He has a broad knowledge of emerging technologies and is active in nanomaterials research, including targeted drug delivery, nanotechnology environmental health and safety, and carbonaceous nanomaterials metrology and applications. He also has a number of patents and patent applications pending, and numerous publications and invited presentations to his credit, spanning a broad array of research interests.