Welcome to Space @ Virginia Tech
Space @ Virginia Tech Introduces New Faculty Members
Dr. Colin Adams
Aerospace and Fusion Plasmas, Aerodynamics.
Bachelor's degree: 2005, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington
Master's Degree: 2009, Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington
Doctoral Degree: 2015, Engineering, University of New Mexico
Dr. Jonathan T. Black
Space systems, advanced lightweight aerospace structures, autonomous vehicles, advanced sensing technology, and novel orbital analysis.
Bachelor’s degree: Industrial engineering with an international minor in French studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master’s degree: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University
Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky
Dr. Michael Hartinger
Plasma waves, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, radiation belts, space weather.
Geophysics and Space Physics, UCLA, 2012
Physics, Cornell University, 2006
Dr. Bhuvana Srinivasan
Advanced space propulsion, nuclear fusion, hypersonics, space plasmas, and computational plasma physics.
Bachelor’s degree: aerospace and mechanical engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Master's degree: aeronautics and astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle
Doctoral degree: aeronautics and astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Joseph Baker Receives W.S. "Pete" White Award in Engineering Education
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Baker on receiving the W.S. "Pete" White Award in Engineering Education at the 18th annual Dean's Awards Reception on April 28, 2015.
Dr. J. Michael Ruohoniemi named Faculty Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. J. Michael Ruohoniemi on being named a Faculty Fellow at the 18th annual Dean's Awards Reception on April 28, 2015.
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
VT SuperDARN student Evan Thomas defended his doctoral disseration on Tuesday, February 15, to an examining committee of six professors. He is advised by Drs. Jo Baker and Mike Ruohoniemi, read more.
How would a 3-D printer work in the microgravity of suborbital space after surviving a jarring ride 100 miles above the earth?
A group of Virginia Tech College of Engineering students hope to have an answer after a launch at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, read more.
A Virginia Tech undergraduate researcher and radio amateur has used Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) and Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) data to study how solar flares impact HF radio propagation over the entire dayside — the time Earth is in sunlight — with communication loss related to both flare intensity and distribution, read more.
Campers from Apple Ridge Farm visited Space@VT on Thursday, July 9, 2015 and spent time viewing many demonstrations and activities, read more.