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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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Researchers explore alternate delivery method for potential Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering and School of Pharmacy are working toward a proof of concept for a nose-to-brain delivery system of insulin to treat Alzheimer’s patients.

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Student wins award for nuclear reactor safety research

Caleb King, a third-year student in the College of Engineering, is studying accident tolerant fuels as part of research to help contain or stop a full nuclear reactor meltdown.

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Research team aims to enhance security of medical devices

A team of Virginia Commonwealth University researchers has received support from the National Science Foundation for a project that aims to increase the security of internet-connected medical devices.

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Researchers Receive Grant to Uncover Earliest Signs of Heart Vessel Damage in Pre-Menopausal Women Treated for Breast Cancer

Identifying first signs of heart vessel changes in young breast cancer patients receiving estrogen-deprivation therapy may lead to strategies to prevent heart disease risk.

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Innovation Gateway supports six new projects with the Commercialization Fund

Funding helps VCU faculty innovators move their research closer to the marketplace.

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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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New testbeds at VCU College of Engineering boost the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative’s capabilities in securing NextG, medical devices and smart cities

The testbeds were developed under the leadership of Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D., director of the CCI Central Virginia regional node and professor and chair of VCU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Undergraduate co-founds, leads nonprofit to give U.S. voters easier access to info on local candidates’ campaign finances

Now building an app for her nonprofit, Erika Misseri credits a VCU course that ‘changed her life’ for encouraging her to pursue research

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