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Bringing together rigid and soft electronics

In the lab of Michael Bartlett, new developments are being made in the realm of integrating rigid and soft electronics. The electrically conductive liquid metal adhesive is so good, you can run over…

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Researching supersonic jet noise at afterburning conditions

Assistant Professor Joseph Meadows talks about his team's research into jet noise, conducted at the Advanced Power and Propulsion Lab.

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Society of Automotive Engineers at Virginia Tech

Carrie Craig, the president of the Society of Automotive Engineers at Virginia Tech, talks about the group and its operations at Virginia Tech.

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Student team builds a new garden tool for a veteran

Army veteran Tammy Landeen wanted to be able to work more easily in her garden, something that was difficult from her wheelchair. A team of seniors from the Department of Mechanical Engineering…

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Stronger tape engineered through the art of cutting

Michael Bartlett’s team at Virginia Tech has adapted kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of cutting paper, into a method for increasing the adhesive bond of ordinary tape by 60 times.

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Bartlett lab tests strong adhesive bond with a brick drop

Michael Bartlett's lab has created a way to dramatically enhance the adhesive strength of tapes by making cuts inspired by kirigami. In this demonstration, they drop a brick on two different…

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Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Senior: Audrey Abadilla

Audrey Abadilla made the trip across the US to Virginia Tech without knowing a soul on this side of the country. Now having completed her degree, she stands out among her classmates.

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Bart Raeymaekers talks about Everesting

Bart Raeymaekers took on the task of sifting through data submitted by cyclists who have completed an Everest challenge, where they bike to a total elevation equal to that of Mount Everest. Here, he…

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Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering partners with Carilion Clinic for a robotic glove

Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, a professor and researcher in mechanical engineering, is partnering with Dr. Cesar Bravo of the Carilion Clinic to develop a new tool for those who have suffered a brachial plexus…

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Virginia Tech's Design, Build, Fly student team adapts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and uses collaboration to persevere.

The COVID-19 pandemic limited lab capacities and made gathering as a design team a big challenge. DBF or Design, Build, Fly made modifications to their process in order to still meet their goals as a…

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Accredited drone curriculum comes to mechanical engineering

Kevin Kochersberger, associate professor in mechanical engineering, was part of a team that established an academy for drone pilots in Malawi. Now he's bringing that experience to Virginia Tech…

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Engineering Group Brings Life to Cassell Coliseum Cutouts

Members of Virginia Tech's ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) group worked on a project automating the movement of the fan cutouts in Cassell Coliseum to mimic the experience of…

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Researching sand ingestion within jet engines

Graduate students Thomas Coulon and Addison Collins are accelerating sand through a jet, into a probe, to study the ingestion of sand within jet engines. Though they're in the early stages of…

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TurboLab team is developing laser-based diagnostics

Graduate student Sean Powers, Research Scientist Gwi Bo Byun and a team at Virginia Tech’s TurboLab have designed and built a custom inlet (air intake) to be mounted onto the front of a…

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3D Printed Latex

An interdisciplinary team of chemists and mechanical engineers affiliated with the Macromolecules Innovation Institute have discovered a novel process to 3D print latex rubber, unlocking the ability…

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Virginia Tech engineers develop solutions for localities in need of ventilators

Through a collaboration with Carilion Clinic, students in the College of Engineering have created a device that turns bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines into functional ventilators.…

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