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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  • 3D Hepatic Cultures Simultaneously Maintain Primary Hepatocyte and Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cell Phenotypes 

    Kim, Yeonhee; Rajagopalan, Padmavathy (PLOS, 2010-11-12)
    Developing in vitro engineered hepatic tissues that exhibit stable phenotype is a major challenge in the field of hepatic tissue engineering. However, the rapid dedifferentiation of hepatic parenchymal (hepatocytes) and ...
  • Discovering Networks of Perturbed Biological Processes in Hepatocyte Cultures 

    Lasher, Christopher D.; Rajagopalan, Padmavathy; Murali, T. M. (PLOS, 2011-01-05)
    The liver plays a vital role in glucose homeostasis, the synthesis of bile acids and the detoxification of foreign substances. Liver culture systems are widely used to test adverse effects of drugs and environmental ...
  • Energy Efficiency Analysis: Biomass-to-Wheel Efficiency Related with Biofuels Production, Fuel Distribution, and Powertrain Systems 

    Huang, Wei-Dong; Zhang, Y-H Percival (PLOS, 2011-07-13)
    Background Energy efficiency analysis for different biomass-utilization scenarios would help make more informed decisions for developing future biomass-based transportation systems. Diverse biofuels produced from biomass ...
  • Discovery and ramifications of incidental Magnéli phase generation and release from industrial coal-burning 

    Yang, Yi; Chen, Bo; Hower, James C.; Schindler, Michael; Winkler, Christopher; Brandt, Jessica E.; Di Giulio, Richard T.; Ge, Jianping; Liu, Min; Fu, Yuhao; Zhang, Lijun; Chen, Yu-ru; Priya, Shashank; Hochella, Michael F. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-01-12)
    Coal, as one of the most economic and abundant energy sources, remains the leading fuel for producing electricity worldwide. Yet, burning coal produces more global warming CO2 relative to all other fossil fuels, and it is ...
  • Risk Map of Cholera Infection for Vaccine Deployment: The Eastern Kolkata Case 

    You, Young Ae; Ali, Mohammad; Kanungo, Suman; Sah, Binod; Manna, Byomkesh; Puri, Mahesh; Nair, G. Balakrish; Bhattacharya, Sujit Kumar; Convertino, Matteo; Deen, Jacqueline L.; Lopez, Anna Lena; Wierzba, Thomas F.; Clemens, John; Sur, Dipika (PLOS, 2013-08-02)
    Background Despite advancement of our knowledge, cholera remains a public health concern. During March-April 2010, a large cholera outbreak afflicted the eastern part of Kolkata, India. The quantification of importance ...
  • Combinatory Finite Element and Artificial Neural Network Model for Predicting Performance of Thermoelectric Generator 

    Kishore, Ravi Anant; Mahajan, Roop L.; Priya, Shashank (MDPI, 2018-08-24)
    Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are rapidly becoming the mainstream technology for converting thermal energy into electrical energy. The rise in the continuous deployment of TEGs is related to advancements in materials, ...
  • 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)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: 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)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Nanoscale science and engineering. Also, doctoral scholar poster session and ICTAS II grand opening.
  • ICTAS Connection, November 2009 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2009-11)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: 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)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: 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)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Microfossils, funding awards, and the arrival of Professor Padma Rajagopalan.
  • ICTAS Connection, November 2008 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2008-11)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Updates on construction of ICTAS I, 2008 Doctoral Scholars, arrival of Chris Cornelius. 
  • ICTAS Connection, November 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-11)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Opening of the NCFL (then called ICTAS A) and the inaugural doctoral scholar class.
  • ICTAS Connection, January 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013-01)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: A focus on sustainability across multiple disciplines.
  • ICTAS Connection, May 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010-05)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Focus on Sustainable Energy. Departure of Chris Cornelius, 2010 Doctoral Scholars.
  • ICTAS Connection, October 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010-10)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: National Security focus. Also, 2010 Doctoral Scholars and several additions to the ICTAS team.
  • ICTAS Connection, August 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-08)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Introduction of NCFL (then called ICTAS A) and initial staff introductions.
  • 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 helped to fund.
  • ICTAS Connection, May 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-05)
    This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Message from VT President Charles Steger, SBES, and more about developing ICTAS facilities.

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