Gill, a geoscientist within the College of Science, will seek the answer or answers to what caused the Triassic mass-extinction event — one of the largest extinction events in the history of our planet — 200 million years ago.
A recent study from the Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences shows that the negative effects from climate change on clear water lakes can be mitigated by limiting nutrient pollution from land development in clear-water lakes.
“This really excites me because we can really be proactive,” said Liqing Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and NSF principal investigator. “The need for wastewater monitoring has been recognized internationally, but there is no unified cyberinfrastructure system in place to enable the monitoring.”
Virginia Tech launched this new interdisciplinary doctoral program in 2018. The first, second, and third cohort are made up of impressive students from diverse backgrounds with extensive research experience, and the program is now recruiting for its fourth cohort.
The method developed by Jia-Bin Huang, assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center, Ph.D. student Chen Gao, and their Facebook collaborators uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to achieve flow-edge guided video completion.
Water may seem basic as a molecule made up of just three atoms, but the process of splitting it is quite difficult. But Lin’s lab has done so. Even moving one electron from a stable atom can be energy-intensive, but this reaction requires the transfer of four to oxidize oxygen to produce oxygen gas.
The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance is hosting two Investigator Series webinars that will provide researchers with information about tools and technologies that are available to help them to transfer research data from one institution to another and conduct research and manage data at a distance.
Seeking ways to improve prediction methods to preempt future global health crises, Virginia Tech researchers are developing a cost-effective and highly deployable approach for monitoring respiratory illness for public health epidemic forecasting.
In the face of novel coronavirus pandemic, the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic — headed by Angela Scarpa, a professor in the Department of Psychology — moved all in-person consultations, therapy, and diagnostic assessments to a secure, online format.
The center will be administratively established as an institute-level center in the Fralin Life Science Institute and will include faculty participants from at least seven colleges and more than 25 departments on campus.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund has initiated a campus-wide competition open to Virginia Tech students, seeking proposals for creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for a safe reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
Krisangel Lopez, a first-year Ph.D. student in Jonathan Auguste’s lab at Virginia Tech, received the fellowship to research how migratory birds can transmit diseases and which pathogens they may carry.
By the time it is fully operational, the number of total students in the program, set to launch in fall 2021, will be about 24. The program requires a minimum of 96 credit hours of coursework and research.