“The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research has proven to be invaluable to the Town of Altavista by helping to bring about a possible closure to the problem of PCB contamination in our communities’ waste water treatment pond. They are truly an asset to our region.”
- Mike Mattox / Mayor of Altavista
“The word “opportunity” epitomizes the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. IALR is a place where students, faculty, researchers, and entrepreneurs are actively working together to reach their full potential. IALR provides the ecosystem where discovery, innovation and commercialization is nurtured and celebrated. The leadership of IALR are invested in providing opportunities for community, K-16 and corporate engagement that will lead to the transformation of the region. Virginia Tech is proud to partner with the Institute in this bold endeavor.”
- Dr. Guru Ghosh / Virginia Tech
I am beyond amazed with the staff and impressed with the technology the research facility has to offer.
- Emily Barbour / PHCC
This is a worldwide problem. If this project is successful, it would not only benefit the town of Altavista but many other localities as well. It also represents IALR's commitment to the health and prosperity of the region.
- Scott Lowman, Ph.D. / Scientist, The Institute
To support our RemRX™ Environmental Solutions’ needs, we have been working with the IALR. IALR’s excellent facilities, equipment, and people are extremely easy to work with extending our value proposition to our current and future customers.
- Charles Gause / AxNano & Triad Growth Partners
The fruit that came out was beautiful and so we’re very interested in this. We do have a lot of customers asking for pesticide-free fruit. This may be a practice we can adopt and do well with.
- Bennett Saunders / Saunders Brothers Farm
IALR is excited to partner with the Tobacco Commission. This grant will allow IALR to solidify its commitment to improve agricultural production in our area.
- Mark Gignac / IALR
AxNano has been working with the Institute since April 2017 on a National Science Foundation-funded program to evaluate the efficacy of AxNano’s groundwater remediation technologies. Yimeng He performed advanced analytical chemistry work, analyzing samples and processing data that was critical to the success of our program. Yimeng was very professional, delivering quality work product on a timely basis, with open and easy communication and collaboration.
- Dr. Alexis Wells Carpenter / AxNano
When Tyton needs additional assistance with analytical work across our many areas of tech development, we turn to Yimeng He at the Institute. Our team at Tyton has been impressed with the quality of the work and reports and we will continue to rely on his capabilities as we expand the reach of our technology.
- Conor Hartman / Tyton BioSciences
With the information gained from the technology offered by the Institute, it will improve our yields, improve our profit, and make it worthwhile we are staying on the farm.