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Engineering Technologies for a Sustainable and Connected World

Engineering a better future will require the best work of researchers collaborating along the spectrum from the tiniest building blocks of materials through the complex workings of entire societal systems. This strategic and collaborative approach is where UVA Engineering excels. We work at the micro- and nano-scale in fields like heat transfer, catalysis and 2-D materials to identify fundamental properties of matter. At the systems level, we harness these insights to create more durable, sustainable platforms in areas like energy, water use and transportation. And at the societal level, we examine those applications in the context of specific cultures and economic conditions that affect their adoption. Our goal is not simply to conduct research, but to pursue research with positive global impact.

Wi-Fi

Coming to a desk lamp near you: internet connectivity

A University of Virginia engineering professor and her former graduate student have refined an alternative to Wi-Fi, and they have formed a company to market the concept. The technology is called β€œLi-Fi,” because it uses LED light waves to transmit data.

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