Recent Honors & Awards

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Lane Carasik, Ph.D.

DOE Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 1 Award
Lead: LUNA Innovations Inc.

Lane Carasik, Ph.D.

Research Grant
Lead Institution: Kansas State University

Jessika Rojas, Ph.D.

Research Grant
Collaborative Research: Studies of light-responsive novel metal and lanthanide-based nanocomposites: X-ray radiation enhancing and radioluminescence properties

Hannaneh Barahouei Pasandi

The Margaret Lyn McDermid Award (MLM) Rising Star Award
The Margaret Lyn McDermid Awards recognizes women technologists in the greater Richmond area.

Front view of the Engineering Research Building

Engineering Research Building

The new Engineering Research Building (ERB) will support advanced research and economic development initiatives with a design that emphasizes makerspaces, collaborative research facilities and flexible gathering areas. The ERB will be situated on the southeast corner of Cary and Belvidere Streets, in close proximity to Engineering East Hall and the VCU School of Business.

Learn more about the ERB

Explore VCU Engineering

At VCU Engineering, you’ll design what never existed before. Then you’ll roll up your sleeves and make it. In the heart of a creative capital city, you’ll discover ways to turn your big idea into reality.

News and Events

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New testbeds at VCU College of Engineering boost the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative’s capabilities in securing NextG, medical devices and smart cities

The testbeds were developed under the leadership of Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D., director of the CCI Central Virginia regional node and professor and chair of VCU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

elec, ece

Building a sustainable urban park – from the ground up

How a class of VCU students’ research – on soil to vegetation and everything in between – is laying the groundwork for the Science Museum of Virginia to develop the sustainable green space of the future.


Inspired to design: Student follows mechanical engineering passion and becomes DoD SMART Scholar

Isaac Asimov and inventors like Henry Ford are inspirations for Lars Axberg, a mechanical engineering sophomore who recently received the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship.


Her combined passion for people and robots leads to a graduate research fellowship

She believed the combination of both her passions - robotics and biomedical engineering - could lead to solutions that supplement thinly stretched health care workers while also reducing medical errors.

biomed, chem


More events 

May 26   11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ph.D. Proposal Defense with Steven Hernandez


05/26/2022 11:00:43 EDT