Research Infographic


Fueled by new National Cancer Institute grant, Priscilla Hwang, Ph.D., furthers study of cancer cell migration

Complimentary work that earned her a Faculty Early Development Award from the National Science Foundation, Hwang and her fellow researchers are examining cancer cell reactions that lead to metastasis.

biomed, bme

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.

biomed, bme, chem, clse, comp, cs, ece, elec, mech, mne

Two VCU faculty ranked among 2022’s top female scientists in nation and world

Sarah Spiegel and Barbara Boyan were recognized by for their groundbreaking research impact.

biomed, bme

Researchers fight cybercrime with new digital forensic tools and techniques

Irfan Ahmed, Ph.D., leads computer scientists working to protect nuclear plants, dams and other critical infrastructure.

comp, cs

VCU Chemical and Life Science Engineering undergraduates follow research passions, co-authoring paper on electrospinning techniques

Christina Tang, Ph.D., associate professor of chemical and life science engineering, encourages students to get involved early in their academic careers.

chem, clse

Researchers use computer models and simulations to predict satellite resilience

Computational physics provides foundation for little-understood physical state generated by nuclear detonation in space.

mech, mne, nuclear, nuc

VCU College of Engineering Dean Barbara Boyan named Distinguished Scientist by American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research

Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., the Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean of the VCU College of Engineering has received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) for 2022.

biomed, bme, egr

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.

ece, elec, mech, mne

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.

biomed, bme, chem, clse, comp, cs, ece, elec, mech, mne

Researcher to build fuel database to improve nuclear reactor sustainability

Braden Goddard, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) to create a database for use in nuclear material control of pebble bed reactors (PBR).

mech, mne, nuclear, nuc