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Transform raw materials into products for health and progress.

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What is Life Science Engineering?

Discover the cutting-edge applications and subspecialties of life science engineering.

Life Science Engineering

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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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02/26/2020 15:00:24 EST

Altria Cookie Break and Tech Talk

3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, multiple locations

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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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Mar

03/25/2020 12:00:42 EDT

BME Seminar with Adam Engler, 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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Apr

04/01/2020 12:00:34 EDT

BME Seminar with Carrie Perlman, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

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Feb

02/26/2020 12:00:38 EST

BME Seminar with Mitchell B. Schaffler, Ph.D

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 2221

4

Mar

03/04/2020 13:00:18 EST

CLSE Seminar with Noshir S Pesika, Ph.D.

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 401

25

Feb

02/25/2020 17:30:23 EST

CoStar LIFE Talk

5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, lobby and room 103

3

Mar

03/03/2020 11:00:37 EST

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense with Vani Narayanan

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 106

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Apr

04/25/2020 09:00:00 EDT

Engineering Alumni Reunion

9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, Lobby

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Mar

03/19/2020 17:00:30 EDT

Engineering Alumni Third Thursday

5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Slingshot Social Game Club | 3301 W. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23230

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Mar

03/18/2020 09:30:06 EDT

Filtration Group On Campus Recruitment Day

9:30 AM–5:00 PM

Engineering East and West Hall, multiple locations

4

Mar

03/04/2020 15:00:34 EST

Genworth Cookie Break and Tech Talk

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, multiple locations

18

Apr

04/18/2020 08:00:04 EDT

M2M: Machine to Machine

8:00 AM–6:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, Atrium

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Feb

02/28/2020 00:00:15 EST

MNE Seminar with Radhika Barua, Ph.D.

12:00 AM–12:50 AM

Engineering East Hall, room 3229

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Mar

03/06/2020 12:00:14 EST

MNE Seminar with Ravi Hadimani, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 3229

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Mar

03/27/2020 12:00:19 EDT

MNE Seminar with Lucas Harris, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–12:50 PM

Engineering East Hall, room 3229

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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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Mar

03/18/2020 17:00:45 EDT

State of Innovation: AI

5:00 PM–8:00 PM

Virginia Museum of History & Culture | 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond

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Mar

03/02/2020 14:00:00 EST

Tau Beta Pi "Pi Day" Celebration

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, Courtyard

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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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Feb

02/27/2020 11:00:00 EST

WSP Site Visit

11:00 AM–1:00 PM

1100 Boulders Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23225

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