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New research could make dew droplets so small, they’re invisible (VT News)

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By better understanding the behavior of water in its smallest form, a Virginia Tech professor and his undergraduate student could be improving the efficiency of removing condensation in a major way. Jonathan Boreyko, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, has been studying “jumping” dew droplets since he discovered the phenomenon in …

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Research demonstrates novel method of producing optimized polyester (VT News)

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Polyester is inescapable: used in everyday items like clothes, water bottles, food packaging, and even biomedical devices, the polymer is an increasingly common choice for manufacturing. Despite its popularity, customizing the physicochemical properties of polyester has been somewhat limited. Two Virginia Tech researchers are changing that through research recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Rong Tong, assistant professor …

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World-renowned power electronics expert Fred Lee retires after 40-year career (VT News)

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Fred Lee, a University Distinguished Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder and director of the internationally known Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), will retire from Virginia Tech in September 2017. After 40 years at the university, Lee, who is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, has made immeasurable contributions …