“The Food, Energy, and Water Nexus: Challenging Scientists and Engineers in the 21st Century”

MII organizes a technical conference and review meeting on the Virginia Tech campus to provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from industry and government to learn about the activities of MII through faculty presentations and student posters. There are also opportunities to learn new aspects of the integrated research and education programs at Virginia Tech to form partnerships with faculty and graduate/undergraduate students associated with the Institute.

October 10-12, 2016
MII Technical Conference and Review Agenda

 Register Online




Plenary Speakers

191073_4b02764caec3432ab4bbfb45afa39cd6-mv2Dr.  Slade Gardner
LM Fellow
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company


Dr. Edmund M. Carnahan
Dow Chemical Company

191073_3946edd9db5e4add88baff0bea1743f8-mv2Dr. Karen I. Winey
Professor and TowerBrook Foundation Faculty Fellow of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

191073_dae924d2f1a341f09593b54dc8e45546-mv2 Dr. Christopher Wohl
Senior Research Surface Scientist
NASA Langley Research Center

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Dr. Sonya Benson
Associate Principal Engineer
PepsiCo Global Innovation Snacks and Food Packaging


If you are a Virginia based company and interested in attending the conference, please contact MII at mii@vt.edu for more information!!! 

SAVE $50.00 by registering before September 10, 2016!

Conference Registration

Registration for the MII Conference will begin Monday, October 10, 2016, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.  The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM on Monday and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Wednesday.  The registration fee ($350.00 before 9/10/16 – $400.00 after 9/10/16) includes attendance at the technical meeting, all receptions and breaks, banquet, and the meeting proceedings.  If you do not want to submit your registration online you may download a PDF of the registration form and fax it to: (540) 231-3306.  Register online by clicking the “Register On-line” button at the top of this page.


The Holtzman Alumni Center is home to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.  The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center are adjacent to the Holtzman Alumni Center.

Hotel Accommodations

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone:  540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360; Fax: 540-231-0146

The block of rooms at the Inn at Virginia Tech are only being held until Sept 09, please make reservations for your hotel room accordingly – Reserve your room today!

Documents for Faculty and Students: Author: Abstract Template ; Faculty and Student: Registration

For further information on this or future programs, contact MII by phone at (540) 231-3704 or by e-mail at mii@vt.edu.