Drug delivery, new therapies, AI, VR: Array of VCU inventors receive Commercialization Fund awards

A Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy professor and his team have repurposed a long-approved drug that could soon be used to treat eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

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Class of 2022: Dhruv Fomra thrived in rich research environment at VCU

Dhruv Fomra traveled to the U.S. from his native India to earn his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering.


Researchers seek to find new ways of building permanent magnets, reducing dependency on rare-earth elements

Radhika Barua, Ph.D. and fellow VCU professors Afroditi Filippas, Ph.D., and Everett Carpenter, Ph.D., are part of a team of VCU researchers working to create new types of magnets.

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VCU Engineering faculty among world’s most-cited researchers in 2022, according to Stanford University study

A study from Elsevier BV, based at Stanford University, finds that 17 VCU College of Engineering professors are in the world’s top 2% of most-cited researchers in 2022.

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Faculty members named to endowed chair positions for 2022

Congratulations to three faculty members who have been named as endowed chairs.

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Undergraduates apply knowledge to real-world questions during VCU Engineering summer research program

This summer, several students took part in VCU Engineering’s National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) curriculum.

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Illuminating data: VCU Engineering students learn how photonics make data centers possible

Each year, Nathaniel Kinsey, Ph.D. supports the event through Fiber Friday, a lecture series and discussion about optics, photonics and the roles they play within a data center.


Richmond-Petersburg regional coalition, including VCU, awarded $53 million in Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Virginia Commonwealth University, will receive nearly $53 million as one of 21 winners of the national Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

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Engineering student is gaining real-world experience through a SMART scholarship

Sekai Clayton, a rising senior, is serving a summer internship with the Department of Defense.


Two VCU Engineering juniors awarded SMART Scholarships for 2021-22

Two VCU College of Engineering undergraduates have received Science, Math and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarships for 2021-22. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) established the highly competitive SMART Scholarship program to support the nation’s top science and engineering students.

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