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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

02/12/2020 09:00:00 EST

College of Engineering Internship and Career Fair

9:00 AM

Engineering East Hall | Atrium and room 4229

23

Nov

11/23/2019 09:00:00 EST

Computer Science Day

9:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Room 101

22

Nov

11/22/2019 12:00:21 EST

Dissertation Defense with Kasun Amarasinghe

12:00 PM

Engineering West Hall, room 105

21

Nov

11/21/2019 17:00:12 EST

Engineering Alumni Third Thursday

5:00 PM

Capital Ale House Midlothian | 13831 Village Place Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114

19

Nov

11/19/2019 11:00:37 EST

Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium

11:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Lobby

20

Nov

11/20/2019 09:30:00 EST

Explore graduate opportunities with VCU Engineering Graduate Programs

9:30 AM

Engineering East and West Hall | multiple locations

20

Nov

11/20/2019 10:00:00 EST

Give Back Guide

10:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Room 106

2

Nov

11/02/2019 07:00:00 EDT

Health Hacks 2019

7:00 AM

Engineering East Hall | Multiple Locations

18

Nov

11/18/2019 09:30:00 EST

Micron On-Campus Recruitment Day

9:30 AM

Engineering East and West Hall | multiple locations

6

Dec

12/06/2019 13:00:27 EST

MNE Seminar with John Eberth, Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 3229

15

Nov

11/15/2019 13:00:02 EST

MNE Seminar with Christopher Perfetti Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 3229

15

Nov

11/15/2019 12:00:16 EST

Panel Discussion: Resources and Funding

12:00 PM

Main Hospital - M1-422

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Nov

11/15/2019 12:00:00 EST

Proposal Defense with Han Zhang

12:00 PM

Engineering West Hall | Room 105

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Mar

03/21/2020 10:00:11 EDT

Rambotics 2020

10:00 AM

Engineering East Hall, Qimonda Atrium

21

Nov

11/21/2019 11:00:03 EST

Student Research Presentations

11:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Lobby

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Feb

02/01/2020 08:30:00 EST

VCU Open House

8:30 AM

Engineering East Hall | Qimonda Atrium

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Apr

04/04/2020 08:30:14 EDT

VCU Preview Day

8:30 AM

Engineering East Hall | Qimonda Atrium

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Mar

03/21/2020 08:30:00 EDT

VCU Preview Day

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