Man and machine: Bridging the gap through dance

An arts and engineering team is exploring the potential relationship between robotics and dance.


Optical research illuminates a possible future for computing technology

Nathaniel Kinsey, Ph.D., seeks to understand the viability of building computer components using light instead of electrical signals.

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More than ever, startups at VCU are turning ideas into businesses

Where science meets commerce, TechTransfer and Ventures is helping inventors find an audience beyond campus.

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Engineering students from VCU’s Ram Rocketry student organization competed at Battle of the Rockets.

Students participated in the deployable payload sensor event, working together to design, engineer, code and launch a rocket.

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Virtual VCU worlds used to train, teach and treat in the real one

How researchers and faculty are building virtual reality applications to face society’s grand challenges.

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Representing medical advances and transdisciplinary research, 22 VCU researchers are inducted into National Academy of Inventors

“The unstoppable knowledge creation and the transformative innovation being carried out here is felt locally, nationally and globally,” said P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., vice president for research and innovation.

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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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