Dr. Vinod K. Lohani

Founding Director, LEWAS Lab

Research Interests:

  • Computer Supported Research and Learning Systems
  • Personalized Learning Systems
  • Virtual Reality in Engineering Education
  • Spiral Theory-based Engineering Curricula
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers
  • Hydrology and Water Resources
  • International Collaboration

Reach Dr. Lohani: vlohani@vt.edu

Dr. Randel L. Dymond

Assistant Director, LEWAS Lab

Research Interests:

  • Urban Stormwater Quality and Quantity
  • Watershed Management
  • Land Use Change Impacts
  • Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI)

Reach Dr. Dymond: dymond@vt.edu

Jeremy Smith

Graduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • PhD., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, expected 2020
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Emphasis in Engineering Design and Robotics, University of Oklahoma, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2014

Research Interests:

  • Student Engagement
  • Virtual Environments
  • Experiential Learning
  • Engineering Design

Reach Jeremy Smith: smithjer@vt.edu

Yousef Jalali

Graduate Student Mentor- NSF/REU Graduate Coordinator

Education:

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, expected 2019
  • M.Eng., Energy Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, 2013
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Azad University, 2006
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Azad University, 2003

Research Interests:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Applied Ethics
  • Process Design Education and Operator Training

Reach Yousef Jalali: yousef@vt.edu

Harrini K. Kumar

Graduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • MS., Computer Science, Virginia Tech, expected 2020
  • BTech., Information Technology, Virginia Tech, College of Engineering Guindy, 2016

Research Interests:

  • Cyber Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Development

Reach Harrini K. Kumar: kkharinni35@vt.edu

Dylan Hondaroust

Graduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Emphasis in Water Resources Engineering, expected 2020
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2018

Research Interests:

  • Urban Hydrology
  • Surface-Groundwater Interactions
  • Water Availability and Conservation

Reach Dylan Hondaroust: dylanh8@vt.edu

Morgan Camper

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • B.S., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, expected 2021

Research Interests:

  • Sustainable Systems
  • Natural Resource Conservation and Restoration
  • Experiential Learning
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water Quality

Reach Morgan Camper: cmorgan4@vt.edu

Derik Rangel Arone

Undergraduate Research Assistant and Electrical Engineer Team Member

Education:

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering minor in Business Leadership, Virginia Tech, expected 2020

Research Interests:

  • Vehicular Networks
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Defense
  • Agricultural Autonomy

Reach Derik Rangel Arone: derik4@vt.edu

Molly Sayles

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education:

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, expected 2021

Research Interests:

  • Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Management
  • Sustainable Systems

Reach Molly Sayles: ssmolly7@vt.edu