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Sarkar Showcases Diverse Research at Virginia Tech

April 6, 2023

Dr. Kausik Sarkar, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, recently gave an invited talk at Virginia Tech’s Chemical Engineering Department titled, "A Tale of two topics: Bubbles for imaging, therapeutics and tissue engineering and A pair of drops in viscoelastic medium."

MAE Ph.D. Students Take Home Two Prizes from the 2023 3MT Competition

April 6, 2023

The 2023 3MT competition was held on February 22 and this year two Mechanical and Aerospace Ph.D. students took home prizes! Congratulations to Ryan Welch on winning first place and Anastasiia Sarmakeeva on winning People's Choice!

The Science of Swimming

March 13, 2023

In Professor Megan Leftwich’s lab, she and her team of researchers work in a field called fluid dynamics, the study of how objects and animals travel through liquids, gasses and plasmas in order to explain phenomena of the natural world.