Our mission is to advance sustainable engineering design and decision-making through research. We creatively apply insights from behavioral science, neuroscience, and data science to improve the way we design, build, and maintain the physical systems and institutions our society relies on every day.   

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Here you can find details about recent research events, awards, and major milestones from our lab.


We are motivated to change the world through research and teaching. Our research contributes to new knowledge about sustainability in engineering design, decision making, and education.  

About Me


More sustainable solutions require radical changes in how we think about, design, and construct the systems around us. I work with an amazing group of interdisciplinary graduate students to study these cognitive processes. My team's research findings contribute new domain knowledge in engineering design, decision making, and education.     


113 Patton Hall 

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

email: tshealy@vt.edu

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