MII Faculty

MII has faculty in seven colleges at the university: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, Engineering, Natural Resources and Environment, Science, and Veterinary Medicine.

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Faculty Listed by Research Areas

Biologically Relevant Materials
Coy (Irving) Allen – Asst. Professor Inflammatory Disease | Research Group
Justin Barone – Associate Professor | Renewable Materials Research Group
Bahareh Behkam – Associate Professor | Research Group
de vitaRaffaella De Vita – Associate Professor | STRETCH Lab
Kevin Edgar - Professor of Biomaterials and Bioprocessing | Research Group
Alan Esker – Professor | Research Group
Johan Foster – Associate Professor | Advanced Materials Group
Chip (Charles) Frazier – Thomas M. Brooks Professor | Research Group
Wolfgang Glasser – Professor Emeritus | Research Group
Aaron Goldstein – Associate Professor | Research Group
Tijana Grove – Assistant Professor | Research Group
Blake Johnson – Assistant Professor | Research Group
 Amrinder Nain – Associate Professor | STEP Lab
Padma Rajagopalan – Robert H. Hord Endowed Professor | Research Group
Maren Roman – Associate Professor | Research Group
Rong Tong – Assistant Professor | Research Group
verbridgeScott Verbridge – Assistant Professor | Laboratory for Integrative Tumor Ecology
Abby Whittington – Associate Professor | Research Group
Composites
Michael Bortner – Assistant Professor | Research Group
Scott Case – Reynolds Metals Professor | Research Group
Jack Lesko – Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies | Research Group
Steve McKnight – VP for National Capital Region | Research Interests
seidelGary Seidel – Associate Professor | MultiScale DilEMMAS Research
Design & Synthesis of Novel Polymers
deckPaul Deck – Associate Professor | Research Group
gibsonHarry Gibson – Professor | Research Group
Minolta DSC Tijana Grove – Assistant Professor | Research Group
liuGuoliang (Greg) Liu – Assistant Professor | Research Group
longTimothy Long – Professor | Research Group
jmatsonJohn Matson – Assistant Professor | Research Group
 rmooreRobert Moore – Professor | Research Group
Judy Riffle, Chem. Judy Riffle – Professor | Research Group  
 Rong Tong – Assistant Professor | Research Group
 turnerRichard Turner – Research Professor | Research Group
Drug Delivery
Kevin Edgar - Professor of Biomaterials and Bioprocessing | Research Group
Johan Foster, Engineering faculty Johan Foster – Associate Professor | Advanced Materials Group
John Matson – Assistant Professor | Research Group
whittingtonAbby Whittington – Associate Professor | Research Group
Materials for Energy Capture, Storage, & Transport
ellisMichael Ellis – Associate Professor | Research Group
heflinRandy (James) Heflin – Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies | Research Group
lmadsenLouis Madsen – Associate Professor | Research Group
 rmooreRobert Moore – Professor | Research Group
morrisAmanda Morris – Assistant Professor | Research Group
Michael von Spakovsky – Professor | Research Group
Membrane Science & Engineering
DavisRichey Davis – Professor of Chemical Engineering and Health Sciences | Research Group
lmadsenLouis Madsen – Associate Professor | Research Group
Judy Riffle, Chem. Judy Riffle – Professor | Research Group  
schreiberMadeline Schreiber – Professor | Research Group
wheeler Joe Wheeler – Co-Directory, Center for Design Research Professor | Research Group
Modeling & Computation
batraRomesh Batra – Clifton C. Garvin Professor | Solid Mechanics Research Group
caseScott Case – Reynolds Metals Professor | Research Group
chengShengfeng Cheng – Assistant Professor | Soft Matter Theory Research
mcknightSteve McKnight – VP for National Capital Region | Research Interests
qiaoRui Qiao – Associate Professor | Research Group
seidelGary Seidel – Associate Professor | MultiScale DilEMMAS Research
daneshDanesh Tafti – William S. Cross Professor | Research Group
dtroyaDiego Troya – Associate Professor | Research Group
westBob (Robert) West – Associate Professor | Research Group
zhengRayne (Xiaoyu) Zheng – Assistant Professor | Advanced Manufacturing and Metamaterials Lab
Nanomaterials
bortnerMichael Bortner – Assistant Professor | Research Group
aeskerAlan Esker – Professor | Research Group
heflinRandy (James) Heflin – Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies | Research Group
hullMatthew Hull – Program Manager | Research Interests
liuGuoliang (Greg) Liu – Assistant Professor | Research Group
michelMarc (Frederick) Michel – Assistant Professor | Website
nguyenVinh Nguyen – Assistant Professor | Research Group
 romanMaren Roman – Associate Professor | Research Group
seidelGary Seidel – Associate Professor | MultiScale DilEMMAS Research
Packaging
duncanSusan Duncan – Professor, Co-Director of IGEP | Research Group
fraguasCristina Fernandez Fraguas – Assistant Professor | Research Group
 ytkimYoung-Teck Kim – Assistant Professor | Research Group
longTimothy Long – Professor | Research Group
marcyJoseph Marcy – Department Head | Research Group
rmooreRobert Moore – Professor | Research Group
wheeler Joe Wheeler – Co-Directory, Center for Design Research Professor | Research Group
 For the Washington PostChristopher Williams – Associate Professor | DREAMS Lab
Polymer Characterization
bairdDonald Baird – Alexander F. Giacco Professor | Research Group
bortnerMichael Bortner – Assistant Professor | Research Group
caseScott Case – Reynolds Metals Professor | Research Group
DavisRichey Davis – Professor of Chemical Engineering and Health Sciences | Research Group
d dillardDavid Dillard – The Adhesive & Sealant Science Professor | Research Group
aeskerAlan Esker – Professor | Research Group
kellyDeborah Kelly – Assistant Professor | Kelly Research Group
ytkimYoung-Teck Kim – Assistant Professor | Research Group
kiranErdogan Kiran – Professor | Research Group
longTimothy Long – Professor | Research Group
lmadsenLouis Madsen – Associate Professor | Research Group
hmarandHerve Marand – Professor and Associate Chair | Research Group
smartinStephen Martin – Associate Professor | Research Group
rmooreRobert Moore – Professor | Research Group
nguyenVinh Nguyen – Assistant Professor | Research Group
taoChenggang Tao – Assistant Professor | Research Gro
Polymer Processing & Manufacturing
bairdDonald Baird – Alexander F. Giacco Professor | Research Group
bortnerMichael Bortner – Assistant Professor | Research Group
johnsonBlake Johnson – Assistant Professor | Research Group
kiranErdogan Kiran – Professor | Research Group
qiaoRui Qiao – Associate Professor | Research Group
For the Washington PostChristopher Williams – Associate Professor | DREAMS Lab
zhengRayne (Xiaoyu) Zheng – Assistant Professor | Advanced Manufacturing and Metamaterials Lab
Smart & Responsive Materials
gibsonHarry Gibson – Professor | Research Group
longTimothy Long – Professor | Research Group
Surface & Adhesion Sciences
boreykoJonathan Boreyko – Assistant Professor | Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces
d dillardDavid Dillard – The Adhesive & Sealant Science Professor | Research Group
jdillardJohn Dillard – Professor Emeritus | Inorganic and Adhesion Science
frazierChip (Charles) Frazier – Thomas M. Brooks Professor | Research Group

Faculty Listed by Departments

School of Architecture & Design Faculty
wheeler Joe Wheeler – Co-Directory, Center for Design Research Professor | Research Group
Department of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics Faculty
batraRomesh Batra – Clifton C. Garvin Professor | Solid Mechanics Research Group
bickfordLissett Bickford – Assistant Professor | Research Group
boreykoJonathan Boreyko – Assistant Professor | Nature-Inspired Fluids and Interfaces
caseScott Case – Reynolds Metals Professor | Research Group
de vitaRaffaella De Vita – Associate Professor | STRETCH Lab
d dillardDavid Dillard – The Adhesive & Sealant Science Professor | Research Group
leskoJack Lesko – Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies | Research Group
mcknightSteve McKnight – VP for National Capital Region | Research Interests
verbridgeScott Verbridge – Assistant Professor | Laboratory for Integrative Tumor Ecology
College of Veterinary Medicine Faculty
allenCoy (Irving) Allen – Asst. Professor Inflammatory Disease | Research Group
Chemical Engineering Faculty
bairdDonald Baird – Alexander F. Giacco Professor | Research Group
bortnerMichael Bortner – Assistant Professor | Research Group
DavisRichey Davis – Professor of Chemical Engineering and Health Sciences | Research Group
goldsteinAaron Goldstein – Associate Professor | Research Group
kiranErdogan Kiran – Professor | Research Group
smartinStephen Martin – Associate Professor | Research Group
rajagopalanPadma Rajagopalan – Robert H. Hord Endowed Professor | Research Group
tongRong Tong – Assistant Professor | Research Group
Chemistry Faculty
deckPaul Deck – Associate Professor | Research Group
jdillardJohn Dillard – Professor Emeritus | Inorganic and Adhesion Science
aeskerAlan Esker – Professor | Research Group
gibsonHarry Gibson – Professor | Research Group
Minolta DSC Tijana Grove – Assistant Professor | Research Group
liuGuoliang (Greg) Liu – Assistant Professor | Research Group
longTimothy Long – Professor | Research Group
lmadsenLouis Madsen – Associate Professor | Research Group
hmarandHerve Marand – Professor and Associate Chair | Research Group
jmatsonJohn Matson – Assistant Professor | Research Group
 rmooreRobert Moore – Professor | Research Group
 morrisAmanda Morris – Assistant Professor | Research Group
Judy Riffle, Chem. Judy Riffle – Professor | Research Group  
 dtroyaDiego Troya – Associate Professor | Research Group
 turnerRichard Turner – Research Professor | Research Group
Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty
duncanSusan Duncan – Professor, Co-Director of IGEP | Research Group
fraguasCristina Fernandez Fraguas – Assistant Professor | Research Group
marcyJoseph Marcy – Department Head | Research Group
ICTAS
hullMatthew Hull – Program Manager | Research Interests
Mechanical Engineering Faculty
behkamBahareh Behkam – Associate Professor | Research Group
ellisMichael Ellis – Associate Professor | Research Group
mahajanRoop Mahajan – Lewis A. Hester Chair | Research Group
nainAmrinder Nain – Associate Professor | STEP Lab
qiaoRui Qiao – Associate Professor | Research Group
daneshDanesh Tafti – William S. Cross Professor | Research Group
tianZhiting Tian – Assistant Professor | Research Group
Charles E Smith, Postdoctoral Associate, Biomedical Engineering. Michael von Spakovsky – Professor | Research Group
westBob (Robert) West – Associate Professor | Research Group
For the Washington PostChristopher Williams – Associate Professor | DREAMS Lab
zhengRayne (Xiaoyu) Zheng – Assistant Professor | Advanced Manufacturing and Metamaterials Lab
Physics Faculty
chengShengfeng Cheng – Assistant Professor | Soft Matter Theory Research
heflinRandy (James) Heflin – Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies | Research Group
nguyenVinh Nguyen – Assistant Professor | Research Group
taoChenggang Tao – Assistant Professor | Research Group
Sustainable Biomaterials Faculty
edgarKevin Edgar - Professor of Biomaterials and Bioprocessing | Research Group
frazierChip (Charles) Frazier – Thomas M. Brooks Professor | Research Group
glasserWolfgang Glasser – Professor Emeritus | Research Group
ytkimYoung-Teck Kim – Assistant Professor | Research Group
romanMaren Roman – Associate Professor | Research Group