Join us as we celebrate our Innovation Stars during an evening of awards and networking. During our banquet, our keynote speaker, Zachary Doerzaph, will speak on how the transportation industry is continuing to evolve across Southern Virginia.
Zachary Doerzaph, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), a global leader in transportation research, and president of VTT, LLC, a university-affiliated non-profit company. In these roles, Doerzaph cultivates VTTI’s strategic vision, talent, research infrastructure, and partnerships with the aim of creating a positive global impact on transportation. Known for innovative and extensive transportation research and leadership projects, he focuses on creating a future of ubiquitous, safe, and effective mobility by overseeing groundbreaking and impactful research today. He oversees VTTI’s research portfolio of nearly $50M per/yr and has served as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $61M in research awards since 2009.
Doerzaph also serves as a faculty member within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. In this role he works with faculty colleagues to provide experiential learning opportunities that prepare the next generation of workers for careers within the rapidly evolving transportation sector through hands-on industry engagement as well as traditional coursework.
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