Centers

The School of Engineering contains multiple centers to fulfill the needs of various students and faculty

Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP)

The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP) is a post-baccalaureate distance learning program for engineers and scientists practicing in the state of Virginia.

Innovation Machine Shop

The Innovation Machine Shop is accessible to the students in the School of Engineering with the completion of the appropriate safety course. The shop also assists researchers from all VCU departments by creating, modifying and maintaining lab equipment and test apparatus. As the shop has supporting resources, any project can be completed through our service.

Institute for Engineering and Medicine

VCU’s Institute for Engineering and Medicine fosters collaborative programs between the VCU School of Engineering, VCU Life Sciences and the VCU School of Medicine. Its commitment to advancing discovery through sharing knowledge across disciplines make the IEM a research destination for those working at the intersection of engineering, medicine and life sciences. Its flagship facility alongside the School of Engineering’s West Hall, and its spaces in the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, provide researchers state-of-the-art instrumentation and a collaborative culture.

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Innovation Lab

The MNE innovation lab is located within the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) Department within the School of Engineering at VCU. The MNE innovation lab facility provides students and faculty with state of the art advance additive manufacturing capabilities. Design, Fabrication, Prototyping, and Testing is provided to all faculty, staff, and students within the School of Engineering. Sponsored research projects, grant collaboration, and various outreach activities are welcome. This facility encourages and enhances learning within the design and additive manufacturing field of engineering.

Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility

The Nanomaterials Core Characterization (NCC) Facility is a research core facility of the VCU Office of Research and located in the Institute for Engineering and Medicine. The NCC is also a partnership between the VCU School of Engineering and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. As a core research facility, resources and services are available by contract to not only university faculty but industry as well.

Wright Virginia Microelectronics Center

At the C. Kenneth and Dianne Harris Wright Virginia Microelectronics Center (VMC), the next big thing starts small. This center, which is over 8,000 square feet, focuses on the fabrication and development of micro- and nano devices and state-of-the-art material creation.