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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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Feb

02/03/2020 11:00:00 EST

Altria Info Sessions

11:00 AM–5:00 PM

Engineering East and West Hall, multiple locations

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Feb

02/03/2020 14:00:00 EST

Altria Presents: Prepare for the Fair

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 105

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Apr

04/22/2020 12:00:05 EDT

BME Seminar with Fabrisia Ambrosio, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

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Mar

03/18/2020 12:00:11 EDT

BME Seminar with Kristen L. Billiar, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

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Feb

02/19/2020 12:00:42 EST

BME Seminar with Dustin Crouch, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

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Mar

03/04/2020 12:00:53 EST

BME Seminar with Andrés Garcia Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

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Feb

02/12/2020 12:00:11 EST

BME Seminar with Wesley Legant, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

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Feb

02/05/2020 12:00:06 EST

BME Seminar with John Oshinski, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

29

Jan

01/29/2020 12:00:26 EST

BME Seminar with Stacie Ringleb, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

12

Feb

02/12/2020 10:00:00 EST

College of Engineering Internship and Career Fair

10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Atrium and room 4229

27

Jan

01/27/2020 17:00:04 EST

Engineering Career Ambassador Info Session

5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 105

24

Jan

01/24/2020 16:00:13 EST

HealthHacks Interest Meeting

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2220

29

Jan

01/29/2020 19:00:47 EST

INROADS Info Session

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 1232

11

Feb

02/11/2020 10:00:00 EST

Last Call for Resume Reviews

10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, lobby

27

Jan

01/27/2020 17:30:00 EST

M.C. Dean LIFE Talk

5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 103

31

Jan

01/31/2020 12:00:00 EST

MNE Seminar with Julie Arendt, M.S.I.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Cabell Library, room 203

7

Feb

02/07/2020 12:00:58 EST

MNE Seminar with Matthew W. Daniels, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–12:50 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 3229

5

Feb

02/05/2020 16:00:00 EST

Multi-cloud and Hybrid cloud computing

4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 4229

29

Jan

01/29/2020 11:00:00 EST

OPT/CPT Workshop

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 105

24

Jan

01/24/2020 16:00:00 EST

Prepare for the Fair

4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 103

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Jan

01/30/2020 13:00:00 EST

Prepare for the Fair

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 301

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Feb

02/10/2020 17:30:00 EST

Prepare for the Fair with VCU Alumni

5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 401

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Mar

03/21/2020 10:00:00 EDT

Rambotics 2020

10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, Qimonda Atrium

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Feb

02/12/2020 15:30:56 EST

Unreal Engine at RamDev

3:30 PM–5:30 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 4229

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Feb

02/01/2020 08:30:00 EST

VCU Open House

8:30 AM–3:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Qimonda Atrium

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Apr

04/04/2020 08:30:00 EDT

VCU Preview Day

8:30 AM–3:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Qimonda Atrium

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Mar

03/21/2020 08:30:00 EDT

VCU Preview Day

8:30 AM–3:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Qimonda Atrium

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