I write this on behalf of the deans of the following engineering schools in Virginia: Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, Hampton University, James Madison University, Liberty University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Sweet Briar College, the University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech.
Three Virginia Commonwealth University biomedical engineering graduate students have been selected to receive stipends from the Koerner Family Foundation.
For people with a complete loss of speech, such as patients with late-stage ALS, there are roadblocks between the signals being fired in their brain and the ability to voice their thoughts in words.
Carlos Castano, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, and Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, have received Faculty Early Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for 2021.
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The ziggurat on top of West Hall has been illuminated with green lights Feb. 21-27 in honor of Engineers Week 2021.
Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean of the college, and Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Distinguished Chair and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, were recognized for this honor on Feb. 15 at the ORS virtual annual meeting.
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Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has won a grant from a multi-institutional resource center funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Three research projects led by principal investigators from the College of Engineering at VCU and one from VCU School of the Arts have been selected to receive funding from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI).
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VCU Engineering will offer a new doctoral program in computer science. This program reflects the Department of Computer Science’s robust growth in research funding and scholarship. It follows new doctoral programs in pharmaceutical engineering (a joint program with the School of Pharmacy) and chemical and life science engineering.
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Renewable power sources have potential to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint, but the massive size of wind and solar power grids presents its own set of cybersecurity challenges.
The College of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University officially opened its Engineering Research Building (ERB) today, marking a major milestone in the college’s growth in research and workforce development programs. The four-story, 133,000-square-foot facility significantly expands the college’s laboratory capacity for advanced research. It also supports economic development initiatives and hands-on engineering education.
Laleh Golshahi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, is leading a multidisciplinary team that received a $1.6 million, three-year contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop physical and computer-based models to evaluate the performance of generic and brand-name nasal spray medications used by children.
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Cang Ye, Ph.D., has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), an elite group that comprises the top two percent of medical and biological engineers nationally.
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Ryan McGuire, poster Award winner during the American Nuclear Society 2020 Winter Meeting
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For more than two years, Richmond has been watching VCU College of Engineering’s newest building take shape. Now it’s time to take a peek inside.
Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is co-author of “Antenna and Sensor Technologies in Modern Medical Applications,” a textbook set to be released in early 2021.
Within a year of graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Elliot Roth (B.S.’15/En; Cert.’15/DVC) founded Spira Inc., a food technology company that creates replacements for artificial colorants and animal proteins in food, cosmetic and textile products using spirulina algae.
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Unlike traditional vaccines where a weakened or inactive form of the virus or pieces of a viral protein is injected into a person, the coronavirus vaccine utilizes messenger RNA technology. "You are not injecting any type of antigen in the body," said Sandro da Rocha, Ph.D., an affiliate professor in the VCU College of Engineering and an expert in nanomedicine
Cody Wiggins, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has been selected to present a webinar for the Gen IV International Forum webinar series. The webinar will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17.
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering alumna Lisa Patton (B.S.’20) is VCU’s first recipient of the E. Eugene Carter Opportunity Award, which provides female Hispanic students up to $20,000 to repay subsidized federal loans upon graduation from an engineering program.
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Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) College of Engineering Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from Bank of America as part of an ongoing partnership to facilitate data science education at the university and support the college’s efforts to create innovative technical-education pathways that provide access to diverse communities.
Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health today announced a $24 million gift from the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Foundation. With this gift, C. Kenneth Wright has contributed more than $70 million to VCU and is one of its top donors.
Jessika Rojas, Ph.D., assistant professor in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, received the 2021 Frontiers of Materials Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).
Worth Longest, Ph.D., is principal investigator on a project to improve the way infants in respiratory distress receive life saving surfactant, a substance found in healthy lungs that keeps the tissue supple enough to expand and contract properly.
Peter Pidcoe, Ph.D., D.P.T., a professor and assistant chair in the Department of Physical Therapy in VCU’s College of Health Professions, has been named a 2020 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Milos Manic, Ph.D., a professor of computer science in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering and director of the VCU Cybersecurity Center, an IEEE Fellow.
As a biomedical engineering student, I knew that for patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a bone marrow transplant from the right donor can be the difference between life and death.
After being introduced to fundamental chemical engineering concepts this semester, first-year students recently showed off what they learned in front of a panel of judges including the dean of VCU College of Engineering.
Woody Jones, who was trying to cope with the reality that his athletic son, then 16, was in desperate need of a new heart, started videorecording their experience.
VCU and the Richmond community have lost a philanthropist and a visionary. Stanley Frank Pauley, a longtime champion of advancing engineering and medical innovations, passed away on Nov. 20. He was 93.
VCU is part of a public-private partnership led by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to help secure U.S. industrial infrastructure against cyber attacks.
Sherif Abdelwahed, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading a team designing an instrument to automate data processing and analysis in the drug discovery process. The proposed system uses electronic visualization to confirm that a drug molecule is binding to the correct protein in order to be effective.
On a Thursday afternoon, David Shepherd, Ph.D., an associate professor of computer science in the VCU College of Engineering, shifts away from his university duties to teach computer coding to 30 Richmond sixth-graders from the STEM Academies at Thomas H. Henderson and Martin Luther King Jr. middle schools by leading them in lessons taking apart and putting together hip-hop rhythms, beats and melodies.
Patel is VCU’s student ambassador for the Capital CoLAB. Capital CoLAB is a group of companies and universities in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland working to give all students technology skills that will make them instantly employable.
The VCU College of Engineering is collaborating with business leaders and community organizations to identify and analyze the technology education opportunities currently available in the Central Virginia region.
Juan-Mickel Jones, who underwent heart transplant surgery in high school, is now a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering at VCU Engineering.
The Medicines for All Institute (M4ALL), based in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, is expanding its efforts to improve access to health care across two divisions — one for global health and one for domestic initiatives — and has hired new executives to lead each.
Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at VCU College of Engineering, has been accepted as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program (IREK12) scholar.
VCU Engineering’s 2019-20 annual review and 2019 holiday card were honored in this year’s MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding achievements by marketing and communications professionals.
Four years ago, it was an unused patch of ground that was prone to flooding. Today, the northeast corner of Belvidere and Cary streets is VCU’s Engineering Research Building.
Clint Cuffy, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science, is one of 12 students internationally to receive a highly selective fellowship from the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
Michael Friedman, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of three recipients of the 2020 Fund for Research and Education Research Grant from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).
Demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to explode nationwide. Irfan Ahmed, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science in the VCU College of Engineering, has received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help meet this need by teaching community college students advanced cybersecurity skills.
The popular weekly alternative newspaper has named Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, director of government and community outreach at the VCU College of Engineering, one of Richmond, Virginia’s, Top 40 under 40 for 2020.
Three Virginia Commonwealth University graduates watched in horror on social media as a powerful explosion hit Beirut, Lebanon, in August. They knew they had to help.
Virginia Commonwealth University on Monday celebrated and congratulated the 179 faculty members who were awarded promotion or tenure in 2020 in recognition of their academic and career accomplishments, their service to the university and community, and their dedication to student success.
Emma Madrigal, winner of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2019-2020 Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award.
A team of VCU researchers has received a one-year pilot grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve access to high-quality food throughout the Richmond region.
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In 2007, Michael Francis, Ph.D.’10 (PATH), was learning the ins and outs of collagen in a biomedical engineering lab at VCU. He didn’t imagine at the time that collagen would one day become his life’s work and the basis for Embody Inc., a medical device company he co-founded in 2014, where he is now chief scientific officer.
Priscilla Hwang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at VCU College of Engineering, is using a 3D “tumor-on-a-chip” model to investigate how cells in breast cancer progress.
Now in its fourth year, the Wright Engineering Access Scholarship is VCU Engineering’s flagship scholarship program. It was established in 2017 with a historic $5 million gift from longtime benefactor C. Kenneth Wright (1924-2019).
Students conducting research inside VCU Engineering’s laboratories have an additional layer of protection, thanks to the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Innovation Lab.
Christina Tang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, is testing new ways to spin liquid crystals into fibers that change color at different temperatures.
Robert M. Tombes, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Life Sciences and Research at Virginia Commonwealth University, has appointed Stephen S. Fong, Ph.D., as the new director of the Center for Integrative Life Sciences Education and the Integrative Life Sciences Doctoral Program.
An anonymous $1 million gift to VCU Engineering will enrich the experience of international students at Virginia Commonwealth University and its College of Engineering by providing funds for a range of cultural and educational activities to help them thrive in a new environment.
Virginia Commonwealth University chemical and life science engineering professor James K. Ferri, Ph.D., is working to make it easier for manufacturers in the U.S. to produce critically needed medicines such as ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic.
Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean of the VCU College of Engineering, has been awarded the 2020 Henry Farfan Award from the North American Spine Society (NASS) for outstanding contributions in spine related basic science research.
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Sama Bilbao y León, Ph.D., longtime professor in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has been appointed director general of the World Nuclear Association (WNA). Headquartered in London, England, the WNA is the largest international organization that supports the global nuclear industry.
On a recent Monday night, VCU associate professor of computer science David Shepherd, Ph.D., taught coding remotely to a group of 18 adult students through a Twitch channel. Shepherd explained programming concepts that the students used to create hip-hop style musical patterns, rhythms and breaks.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has awarded the James Truchard Scholarship for 2020-21 to Johane Bracamonte, a doctoral student in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.
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The awards program honors alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and have enjoyed remarkable professional success, made important contributions to their community and loyally supported the university.
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Chemical engineering is actually part of your daily life — starting with that first cup of coffee.
New milestones and broken records were the theme at RamHacks 2020, the computer science hackathon presented by VCU Engineering’s Department of Computer Science Sept. 26 and 27.
Despite a global pandemic creating higher education enrollment challenges like never before, VCU College of Engineering has seen significant increases in enrollment, retention and graduation rates overall, especially in disciplines that provide the workforce Virginia’s employers are seeking most.
Earlier this year, the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced a four-year contract worth $354 million for Richmond-based Phlow Corp. to manufacture medication components and drugs in the United States that could treat COVID-19 and other diseases.
Davis liked that VCU was close to home, but far enough away to branch out on his own.
When the world’s largest gathering of women in computing takes place next week, Sabrina Kundu, a VCU Engineering senior majoring in computer science, will be there.
To boost the availability of talent to fill the demand for high-paying, private sector, technical jobs in the greater Richmond region, Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering is leading two projects designed to support growth in the pharmaceutical industry and provide wide-ranging support across the expansive digital economy.
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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have named Virginia Commonwealth University a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Research. The CAE program promotes higher education and research in cyber defense to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure.
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When the Mississippi legislature decided to remove Confederate imagery from its state flag, a VCU Engineering graduate’s design for a new flag was one of five finalists selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 submissions.
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Virginia Commonwealth University’s biggest hackathon is going virtual for 2020. RamHacks, a 24-hour computer design and programming sprint, hosted by the College of Engineering’s Computer Science department, will take place online Sept. 26-27.
Lane Carasik, Ph.D., assistant professor in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, is developing methods to make clean energy more cost-effective. He’s motivated by a simple principle.
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Farnsworth never figured he would spend the summer delving into the world of computers and their understanding of human language.
A group of Virginia adult learners recently began a free online bootcamp in computer coding, thanks to a joint venture between the Virginia Adult Learning Center (VALRC) and the VCU College of Engineering. VALRC is a division of The Literacy Institute, a center affiliated with the VCU School of Education.
Normally, VCU’s undergraduate research symposium is an in-person event held each spring. But 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic, has not been normal.
Charles Osei is one of VCU’s first students to earn the Capital CoLAB Digital Generalist badge, a credential that carries exclusive internship and hiring advantages with major companies throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
Second-year Ram Engineers spent their last week of summer devising solutions to Grand Challenges for the 21st Century.
Four new faculty members join the VCU Engineering ranks this fall. They bring expertise in cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence for autonomous systems, algorithm design — and a wealth of industry experience. Meet our newest faculty members.
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have named Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2020-21.
Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, has been appointed to a new state authority to oversee innovation-led development in Virginia.
A study by Alberto Cano, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, is one of the top 10 most cited papers in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery.
Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., Commonwealth Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the 2020 Nanotechnology Pioneer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
A doctoral student in VCU’s Department of Computer Science was lead author of a study named best student paper at one of the world’s top digital forensics conferences.
Md Ahsanul Abeed, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’20), has received VCU’s 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award.
This year’s recipients of Presidential Research Quest Fund awards demonstrate Virginia Commonwealth University’s commitment to understanding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to supporting a wide range of scholarly research among the school’s faculty.
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Khushar Javed, M.S. (M.S.’20), has received VCU’s 2020-21 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award.
Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM).
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Biomedical engineering doctoral student Brooke Danielsson has received a grant from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) to support a community outreach program aimed at middle school students with learning disabilities.
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Ray Secondo, a doctoral student in VCU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is lead author of an article that offers researchers a first-of-its-kind mechanism for studying a key aspect of this effect.
Fifth-grader Khiarae Fuller already knows she wants to get a degree in engineering thanks to her participation in the Engineering in Vision program, a partnership of VCU’s College of Engineering, the Kiwanis Club of Richmond and John B. Cary Elementary School in Richmond.
Michael H. Peters, Ph.D., professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, is developing a potential COVID-19 treatment for Hoth Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company based in New York, N.Y.
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Christopher A. Lemmon, Ph.D., Inez Caudill, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering, will receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support his investigation into how cells respond to mechanical properties of soft tissues in the human body, which could shed light on cell behavior in illness such as cancer and fibrotic diseases.
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have made an important advance that can lead to more energy-efficient magnetic memory storage components for computers and other devices, according to findings reported in the June 29 issue of the journal Nature Electronics.
The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) has named Milos Manic, Ph.D., a CCI Fellow for 2020-2022. Manic is a professor of computer science in the VCU College of Engineering and director of VCU’s Cybersecurity Center.
B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D., has received grant funding from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) for his work to develop specialty catalysts for pharmaceutical applications.
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Students, faculty and staff tuned in via Zoom June 17 for a Q&A forum about the return to campus at VCU Engineering.
Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D., is VCU’s principal investigator on a grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to 18 major research institutions working to better understand the behavior of materials in extreme conditions caused by weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
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University students across the U.S. now have an opportunity to learn from Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D., associate professor in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.
Virginia Commonwealth University has become the first higher education institution in the Capital Region, which includes Richmond, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, to issue web-enabled digital badges to students completing the Capital CoLAB Digital Tech Credential.
“Visionary.” “Indefatigable.” “Ahead of the curve.” These are just a few of the terms used to describe Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, in the July 2020 issue of the Journal of Fluids Engineering.
Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D., Qimonda Professor in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, is principal investigator on a $450,000 collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation for a new method that could drastically reduce the power needed to operate artificial neural networks that are used in smartphones, medical technologies and other devices that use embedded systems.
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering students Sierra Tutwiler and Dimitris Killinger have received national scholarships from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for 2020-21.
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Despite the fact that the U.S. is the largest consumer of pharmaceuticals in the world, a dramatic shortage of essential generic medications is looming.
VCU News interviewed VCU Engineering’s operations manager, Cindy Lovelace, as one of the employees who has been keeping the campus running during the coronavirus pandemic.
To prevent domestic shortages of critical medications, the Medicines for All Institute, based in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, has joined forces with pharmaceutical industry leaders to bring manufacturing of vulnerable pharmaceuticals and their ingredients back to the United States.
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VCU Engineering celebrated its hard-working graduate research assistants and graduate teaching assistants at a virtual ceremony held by Zoom teleconference May 14. Finalists for graduate assistant awards were presented and winners in each category were named.
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The following faculty members have received promotions and tenure. These take effect July 1, 2020.
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Several VCU College of Engineering researchers were selected to receive the first round of awards from the VCU COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity.
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Michael H. Peters, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, is using powerful supercomputers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to investigate the “spike” protein of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
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To support the rapid development of discoveries and inventions to fight COVID-19, Virginia Commonwealth University is making its faculty expertise more accessible to industry, entrepreneurs, hospitals and other researchers.
A number of VCU Engineering undergraduates and faculty mentors will receive funding through VCU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) for collaborative research projects during the summer and upcoming academic year.
Three Virginia Commonwealth University students have been selected for Boren Scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at VCU College of Engineering is now offering a master’s degree with a non-thesis option.
Capstone Design made history in 2020 with its first-ever virtual awards ceremony held May 8.
We mean it when we say you are our inspiration. We’re #RamProud of this extraordinary Class of 2020.
Please join us for a virtual Capstone Design Expo award ceremony from 1-3 p.m., Friday, May 8.
To the extraordinary seniors graduating this month, you are our inspiration. In true Ram Engineer style, you made it to the finish line — undeterred by changing (and, let’s face it, challenging) circumstances.
Sam Cole remembers the hard work he put in as a deckhand and later as a tankerman on a tugboat while in his early 20s. Cole spent the days tying rope and working with the crew to guide vessels along the Gulf Coast. He was exhausted at the end of each day.
In the fight against COVID-19, surviving today’s battles requires social distancing and the best personal protective equipment available. Winning the war requires data — and plenty of it.
When the COVID-19 pandemic emptied store shelves of such in-demand products, Thomas D. Roper, Ph.D., figured his VCU College of Engineering lab could help with one of them: hand sanitizer.
Jason Greer (B.S. ’07) received the 2019 W.Y. Smith Award for Excellence in recognition of his contributions to the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA).
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Tristan Villarreal, a junior in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, is one of 42 students in the country to win the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) undergraduate scholarship.
Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D., associate dean for faculty research development and professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
A multidisciplinary team of Virginia Commonwealth University faculty members is turning to hip-hop music as a fun and effective way to teach basic computer science concepts to middle school students.
Tyler McQuade saw something special in Samuel Adu-Gyamfi. Adu-Gyamfi was taking an undergraduate chemical engineering class taught by McQuade, and the professor sought him out to work in his lab.
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has begun a pilot program to safely decontaminate N95 masks using equipment and a method developed by VCU Health and VCU Ventures.
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To address supply shortages resulting from COVID-19, an interdisciplinary team at VCU has designed a ventilator that hospitals, health systems or makerspaces can produce using a few tools and a 3D printer.
Two VCU Engineering students and two alumni have received recognition in the highly prestigious National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
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Two Virginia Commonwealth University students have been selected for the Goldwater Scholarship, the premier national scholarship for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math students.
VCU Engineering alumnus Mohamed Samaha, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’12) was recognized by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for outstanding research contributions.
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School is out, but VCU College of Engineering is offering free programs and resources to help keep kids learning and discovering for the rest of the school year and beyond.
Cang Ye, Ph.D., professor in VCU’s Department of Computer Science, is an internationally recognized inventor of assistive robotics for people with visual impairments, but that wasn’t his original plan.
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts ranks among the top five and five other VCU schools are ranked in the top 50 of the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools list, according to the magazine’s annual rankings released today.
Project Title: Delivery System for Disposable, Low Environmental Impact, High Data Transfer Rate, One Way, Underwater Communications System
VCU is all about women in STEM. Pictured above are Deborah Noble-Triplett, Ph.D., VCU's senior vice provost for academic affairs, and Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean of the VCU College of Engineering.
Faculty innovators help empower Virginia Commonwealth University to respond to pressing social needs, VCU President Michael Rao told members of the VCU chapter of the National Academy of Inventors.
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Visual simulations bring the invisible to life and demystify electromagnetics
Remy Cooper (M.S.’17), a biomedical engineering doctoral candidate, has been selected to participate in an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) workshop about science policy and advocacy.
Brooke Danielsson, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been selected as one of 660 young researchers worldwide to serve as a Young Scientist at the 70th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer in Lindau, Germany.
For the better part of a decade, Clevenger was incapable of furthering this investigation because there was no way he could acquire this drug. Now, he will finally be able to continue this research thanks to a new Massey collaboration with a world-class drug synthesis laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, is an expert in aerosol-enabled technologies. His research focuses on using these technologies to address challenges in energy, the environment and human health.
At VCU Engineering’s Identity and Culture reception, keynote speaker VCU alumna Rhonda Williams (A.S.’68) began her remarks with a look back at technology game-changers who didn’t fit the traditional engineering mold.
Dean Krusienski, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, focuses on neural signal processing and analysis for the development of brain-computer interfaces and neuroprosthetic devices.
Ravi Hadimani, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, was named Engineer of the Year by the Richmond Joint Engineers Council (RJEC).
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Virginia legislators awarded William H. Goodwin, Jr., longtime friend and benefactor of the VCU College of Engineering, the 2020 Outstanding Virginian Award. The resolution cites Goodwin’s leadership of Virginia’s business community and support of the commonwealth’s universities and philanthropic endeavors.
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Alberto Cano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been honored as an IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor for 2019.
Dean Krusienski, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, is investigating how to make virtual reality (VR) environments responsive, in real-time, to the user’s state of mind.
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers in the College of Engineering Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering will receive a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop next-generation rechargeable batteries.
The Medicines for All Institute (M4ALL) has entered into a partnership with a manufacturer in South Africa to commercialize advances made by the institute to improve access to lifesaving medications for HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
Sarah Saunders (B.S.’17), a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has received a prestigious American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.
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Dimitris Killinger (B.S.’15) , a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has received a Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship for 2020. He is one of eight graduate-level recipients selected internationally for this award, which recognizes students with outstanding research achievements in safe management of nuclear materials.
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Machine learning, evolutionary computing and big data are specialties of Alberto Cano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science.
VCU Engineering is all over the latest issue of Shafer Court Connections, VCU’s alumni magazine.
Two studies by investigators at VCU College of Engineering are among the top 10 percent most cited publications in the Public Library of Science (PLOS One).
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Franck Kamga Gninzeko (B.S.’17), a Virginia Commonwealth University biomedical engineering doctoral student, has received a prestigious dissertation award from the National Institutes of Health.
Krzysztof “Krys” Cios, Ph.D., D.Sc., M.B.A., professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science in the VCU College of Engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow for 2020. He is being recognized for outstanding contributions to data mining and machine learning.
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Computer science doctoral candidate Amy Olex received a travel grant to attend the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 Annual Symposium held in November in Washington, D.C.
VCU Engineering’s expanding faculty and new programs such as the nation’s first Ph.D. in pharmaceutical engineering and a computing specialization made headlines in 2019.