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Department of Chemical & Life Science Engineering

Chemical and life science engineering is a diverse engineering field involved in the development of chemicals, biochemical and biologics in a variety of applications including polymers, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, clean fuels, environmental protection and medicine.

Researchers and students in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering apply their talents to projects in a variety of areas including departmental focal areas of pharmaceutical engineering, stem cell engineering, nanotechnology and materials science.

Independent and interdisciplinary efforts within the department take place across different academic units and shared facilities. State-of-the-art facilities such as the Nanomaterials Characterization Center, the Center for High Performance Computing, the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity and the Massey Cancer Center provide modern equipment and technical expertise. Our collaborative ties with faculty in life sciences, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and forensics have led to multidisciplinary research projects.

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Sep

09/25/2019 12:00:13 EDT

BME Seminar with Vivek Shenoy, Ph.D.

12:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 1232

25

Sep

09/25/2019 14:00:28 EDT

CarMax On-Campus Recruitment Day

2:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 235 Engineering East Hall, Belvidere entrance and room 4229

25

Sep

09/25/2019 13:00:24 EDT

CLSE Seminar with Daniel Cook, Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 401

23

Nov

11/23/2019 09:00:00 EST

Computer Science Day

9:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Room 101

11

Oct

10/11/2019 13:00:38 EDT

MNE Seminar with Mark D. DeHart, Ph.D.

1:00 PM

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering presents Mark D. DeHart, Ph.D., directorate fellow and senior reactor physicist at Idaho National Laboratory.

18

Oct

10/18/2019 12:00:19 EDT

Discovering your customers

12:00 PM

Main Hospital - M1-422

19

Nov

11/19/2019 11:00:37 EST

Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium

11:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Lobby

18

Sep

09/18/2019 09:00:00 EDT

Fall 2019 Engineering Internship and Career Fair

9:00 AM

Engineering East Hall / Snead Hall

1

Nov

11/01/2019 12:00:55 EDT

FDA Regulation: How does it affect you?

12:00 PM

Main Hospital - M2 - Room 2-125

21

Sep

09/21/2019 08:00:48 EDT

Future HacHers Hackathon

8:00 AM

Engineering East Hall

2

Nov

11/02/2019 07:00:00 EDT

Health Hacks 2019

7:00 AM

Engineering East Hall | Multiple Locations

4

Oct

10/04/2019 12:00:59 EDT

How do you know if you have something?

12:00 PM

Main Hospital - M2 - Meeting Center

25

Sep

09/25/2019 09:30:00 EDT

IBM Recruitment Day

9:30 AM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221 Engineering West Hall lobby and room 103

20

Sep

09/20/2019 12:00:49 EDT

Journey to Impact

12:00 PM

Main Hospital - M2 - Room 2-125

25

Sep

09/25/2019 18:00:25 EDT

Let's Taco-bout Internships

6:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 2221

24

Sep

09/24/2019 17:30:42 EDT

LIFE Talk with Will Buchanan

5:30 PM

Engineering West Hall, lobby and room 103

23

Oct

10/23/2019 11:00:49 EDT

MNE Fall Luncheon

11:00 AM

Engineering East Hall | Atrium

20

Sep

09/20/2019 13:00:54 EDT

MNE Seminar with Bret Kugelmass

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 3229

27

Sep

09/27/2019 13:00:35 EDT

MNE Seminar with Chang-Yu Wu, Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 3229

11

Oct

10/11/2019 13:00:56 EDT

MNE Seminar with Mark D. DeHart, Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 3229

4

Oct

10/04/2019 13:00:19 EDT

MNE Seminar with Sivanandan Harilal, Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 3229

30

Sep

09/30/2019 10:00:01 EDT

Mock Interviews

10:00 AM

Engineering East Hall, room 3229 and 4229

15

Nov

11/15/2019 12:00:16 EST

Panel Discussion: Resources and Funding

12:00 PM

Main Hospital - M1-422

28

Sep

09/28/2019 08:01:00 EDT

RamHacks

8:01 AM

Engineering East Hall, multiple locations

17

Oct

10/17/2019 18:00:00 EDT

Richmond AutoSec 2019

6:00 PM

Engineering West Hall | Lobby, Room 101 & Room 103

25

Sep

09/25/2019 09:00:14 EDT

SPIE Open House

9:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Room 239

5

Oct

10/05/2019 09:30:00 EDT

VCU Open House

9:30 AM

Engineering East Hall | Qimonda Atrium

26

Oct

10/26/2019 09:00:00 EDT

VCU Open House

9:00 AM

Engineering East Hall | Qimonda Atrium

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