Outstanding Alumni Award 2006
- 1985 Ph.D., Physics, Purdue University
Dr. Virginia M. Ayres is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. She earned her Ph.D. in physics from Purdue and two B.A.s in physics and in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests are in nanobiology and nanoelectronics and scanning probe microscopies. Dr. Ayres has received two NASA Faculty Fellowship Awards, two NSF Outstanding Performance Awards, and two international awards from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science and from Tokyo Institute of Technology for research and education in Japan.