Mechanical and Nuclear Monday

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Brad Trevillian presenting Life Lecture Series

Alumni Feature:
Brad Trevillian


Today, Brad Trevillian (B.S.’06) oversees a $500 million revenue stream for air conditioning giant Trane. He said VCU’s engineering program gave him a solid foundation in keeping things cool — and making it real.

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Ravi Hadimani in a lab

VCU Obtains Magnetic Nanomaterial Characterization Equipment


Ravi Hadimani, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Biomagnetics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has helped to obtain state-of-the-art equipment for the characterization of magnetic nanomaterials.

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Student Wins
AAUW Fellowship


Maria Molina Higgins, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has received an American Association of University Women International Fellowship. Recipients for this competitive fellowship are selected for academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to education of women and girls.

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Researchers Patent Water Testing Device


Elevated levels of uranium in water supplies are an environmental safety and health concern, but current detection methods are cumbersome, costly and time consuming. Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, and Ph.D. student Brandon Dodd have invented a novel portable device that can detect even trace concentrations of uranium.

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Student Success:
Meet Stephanie


Stephanie Fulenwider, a student in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, landed an internship at Syska Hennessy Group. Fulenwider also runs her own craft business designing jewelry and candles.

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