Faculty members in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering are involved in several interdisciplinary cutting-edge areas of research in traditional as well as modern aspects of chemical and life science engineering. We have access to outstanding facilities such as the Nanomaterials Core Characterization Center with state-of-the art tools such as XPS, SEMs and TEM. Faculty members actively interact with other faculty members in VCU Life Sciences and the VCU School of Medicine. Funding comes from public and private sector entities, and sponsored research areas include specialties in both life science engineering and chemical engineering.

Other facilities supporting departmental research are listed below: