Mechanical and Nuclear Monday
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.
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.
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.
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.