ICTAS Vision: To be a premier institute to advance transformative, interdisciplinary research for a sustainable future. ICTAS Mission: To serve Virginia Tech, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through high-impact research and scholarship at the intersections of engineering, the sciences -- physical, life, and social -- and the humanities. To this end, advance the frontiers of knowledge and education, enhance the educational experience of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and promote economic development through the creation and application of innovative research that enhances the quality of life and preserves our natural resources.

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  • ICTAS Scientific Report 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    This 172-page report, published in 2010, compiles many of the research projects that ICTAS awards help to fund.
  • ICTAS Connection, May 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010-05)
    Focus on Sustainable Energy. Departure of Chris Cornelius, 2010 Doctoral Scholars.
  • ICTAS Connection, November 2009 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2009-11)
    2009 Doctoral Scholars, new additions to the ICTAS team, first picture of the construction of ICTAS II.
  • ICTAS Connection, March 2009 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2009-03)
    An agreement with Dahlgren, news on the move into ICTAS I, 2009 research awards, cancer research at VT.
  • ICTAS Connection, February 2008 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2008-02)
    Microfossils, funding awards, and the arrival of Professor Padma Rajagopalan.
  • ICTAS Connection, November 2008 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2008-11)
    Updates on construction of ICTAS I, 2008 Doctoral Scholars, arrival of Chris Cornelius. 
  • ICTAS Connection, August 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-08)
    Introduction of NCFL (then called ICTAS A) and initial staff introductions.
  • ICTAS Connection, November 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-11)
    Opening of the NCFL (then called ICTAS A) and the inaugural doctoral scholar class.
  • ICTAS Strategic Plan 2012-2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    Direction and plan for the institute from 2012 - 2018.
  • ICTAS Connection, June 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012-06)
    Nanoscale science and engineering. Also, doctoral scholar poster session and ICTAS II grand opening.
  • ICTAS Connection, January 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-01)
    Emerging Research Thrust, LEED™ Certification of ICTAS II, ICTAS-funded seed awards 2012, and more.
  • ICTAS Connection, May 2011 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2011-05)
    National Security focus. Also, 2010 Doctoral Scholars and several additions to the ICTAS team.
  • ICTAS Connection, October 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010-10)
    National Security focus. Also, 2010 Doctoral Scholars and several additions to the ICTAS team.
  • ICTAS Connection, May 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-05)
    Message from VT President Charles Steger, SBES, and more about developing ICTAS facilities.
  • Nanoparticles in road dust from impervious urban surfaces: distribution, identification, and environmental implications 

    Yang, Yi; Vance, Marina; Tou, Feiyun; Tiwari, Andrea; Liu, Min; Hochella, Michael F. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-05-24)
    Nanoparticles (NPs) resulting from urban road dust resuspension are an understudied class of pollutants in urban environments with strong potential for health hazards. The objective of this study was to investigate the ...
  • Waste not want not: life cycle implications of gold recovery and recycling from nanowaste 

    Pati, Paramjeet; McGinnis, Sean; Vikesland, Peter J. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-08-24)
    Commercial-scale applications of nanotechnology are rapidly increasing. Enhanced production of nanomaterials and nano-enabled products and their resultant disposal lead to concomitant increases in the volume of nanomaterial ...
  • Preparation and evaluation of nanocellulose-gold nanoparticle nanocomposites for SERS applications 

    Wei, Haoran; Rodriguez, Katia; Renneckar, Scott; Leng, Weinan; Vikesland, Peter J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-06-09)
    Nanocellulose is of research interest due to its extraordinary optical, thermal, and mechanical properties. The incorporation of guest nanoparticles into nanocellulose substrates enables production of novel nanocomposites ...
  • Plasmonic colorimetric and SERS sensors for environmental analysis 

    Wei, Haoran; Hossein Abtahi, Seyyed M.; Vikesland, Peter J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-03-10)
    The potential for water pollution outbreaks requires the development of rapid, yet simple detection methods for water quality monitoring. Plasmonic nanostructures such as gold (AuNPs) and silver (AgNPs) nanoparticles are ...
  • Size dependent ion-exchange of large mixed-metal complexes into Nafion® membranes 

    Naughton, Elise M.; Zhang, Mingqiang; Troya, Diego; Brewer, Karen J.; Moore, Robert B. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-08-18)
    Perfluorosulfonate ionomers have been shown to demonstrate a profound affinity for large cationic complexes, and the exchange of these ions may be used to provide insight regarding Nafion® morphology by contrasting molecular ...
  • Summarizing cellular responses as biological process networks 

    Lasher, Christopher D; Rajagopalan, Padmavathy; Murali, T M (2013-07-29)
    Background Microarray experiments can simultaneously identify thousands of genes that show significant perturbation in expression between two experimental conditions. Response networks, computed through the integration of ...

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