Lane Carasik, Ph.D., receives Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award from the American Nuclear Society

Lane Carasik, Ph.D., mechanical and nuclear engineering assistant professor, recently received the Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS). He was co-awarded the honor with Kalin Kiesling, Ph.D., from Argonne National Laboratory, and Lisa Marshall, from NC State University.

Beating the heat with Engineering students’ robotic gripper

The team’s invention was one of the finalists in the 2022 Collegiate Inventors Competition, which notes the gripper is designed to lower production time while reducing the cost of the part- making process.

Drug delivery, new therapies, AI, VR: Array of VCU inventors receive Commercialization Fund awards

A Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy professor and his team have repurposed a long-approved drug that could soon be used to treat eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

Faculty, staff discuss the ‘perplexing, exciting and scary’ implications of AI, such as ChatGPT, on campus

University developing resources for using artificial intelligence technology in the academic setting. “It’s going to change every aspect of the university,” one panelist said.

U.S. News and World Report ranks VCU Engineering online graduate program among best in nation

VCU Engineering’s online masters in mechanical and nuclear engineering has been ranked in the nation’s top 50% by U.S. News and World Report.

Researchers use computer models and simulations to predict satellite resilience

Computational physics provides foundation for little-understood physical state generated by nuclear detonation in space.

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Harindra Sandun Mavikumbure

Student Travel Award
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society's Student and Young Professionals Activity Committee (IES SYPA) Contest (3M Video Competition)

Tylin Williams

Out to Innovate 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) Foundation CARES Scholarship

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