Quenching pharma’s thirst for more targeted aerosol drug delivery systems

As a Minnesota biotech company chases life-saving applications for their research, two VCU professors press forward on their work to use aerosols — tiny particles released into the airways — to deliver advanced drugs to those in need.

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VCU Engineering’s Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D., honored with two engineering distinctions

Atulasimha recently received two notable distinctions: the Richmond Joint Engineering Council (RJEC) Engineer of the Year for 2021 and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2021 Adaptive Structures and Material Systems (ASMS) Active and Multifunctional Materials Outstanding Contribution Award.

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Inspired to design: Student follows mechanical engineering passion and becomes DoD SMART Scholar

Isaac Asimov and inventors like Henry Ford are inspirations for Lars Axberg, a mechanical engineering sophomore who recently received the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship.


VCU chapter of National Academy of Inventors inducts eight faculty researchers

The university’s research enterprise is growing stronger because of a ‘culture of collaboration’ that benefits people and changes lives, said VCU President Michael Rao.

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VCU College of Engineering programs rising in rankings

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering graduate programs among top ranked.

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20 VCU Engineering faculty among world’s most-cited researchers in 2021, according to Stanford University study

VCU Engineering faculty are among the world's most-cited researchers.

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Advanced materials for missions to the Moon — and beyond

Ibrahim Guven, Ph.D., is part of a collaboration that will help NASA meet its goal of sending a manned mission to Mars in coming years.

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Years after VCU Engineering student Karl Linn died in combat, his legacy endures

A mechanical engineering student, Lance Cpl. Karl Linn planned to return to VCU Engineering after his tour of duty with the United States Marine Corps. Unfortunately he never made it back. A scholarship in Linn's name honors the legacy of this inquisitive, duty-bound American hero.

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VCU’s online master’s in mechanical and nuclear engineering ranked one of best values in nation

VCU Engineering’s online master’s program in mechanical and nuclear engineering is one of the best values for online education in the nation according to Best Value Schools (BVS). BVS is an online resource that ranks university programs according to quality, affordability and return on investment.

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NRC funds VCU Engineering team’s advanced materials investigations for improved reactor safety

The NRC has funded a VCU College of Engineering research team led by Jessika Rojas, Ph.D., to investigate the behavior of a set of nuclear materials, with the aim of improving the safety and performance of the U.S. nuclear power fleet.

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