VCU Engineering’s pioneering work in tissue engineering drew Isaac Rodriguez, Ph.D., to the college for his master’s and Ph.D. He has developed a product that leverages Manuka honey to promote wound healing and, in 2015, co-founded the medical device company SweetBio. We recently caught up with him for a chat.
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U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger spoke at the VCU College of Engineering to announce the introduction of legislation to create a strategic national stockpile of key ingredients used in essential generic medicines and to incentivize domestic manufacturing of these ingredients.
chem, clse, egr
Highly contagious new COVID-19 strains call for better masks. Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D., is working to meet this need with a mask design that uses chemical reactions and electrical charges to kill microbes including the coronavirus particle.
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As COVID-19 mutates to become more contagious, Michael Peters, Ph.D., is accelerating efforts to disable the “spikes” that give the coronavirus particle its familiar shape — and its power to prey on cells.
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For more than a decade, VCU’s Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility has been helping researchers navigate the nanoscale, a world that is almost indescribably small.
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Researchers to add local air pollution measurements to map of Richmond, Virginia.
An article first-authored by Johane Bracamonte Baran, a doctoral student in VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, was named 2020 Editor’s Choice by the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, a publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
In a collaboration between VCU’s College of Engineering and School of Medicine, researchers are testing novel imaging methods to assess a patient’s risk of life-threatening dissection of the aorta.
Three Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering faculty members have received 2021 grants through the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ).
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A Virginia Commonwealth University engineering professor has received a $2,093,541 grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health for his research into how mechanical forces regulate cellular processes, which is key to understanding the development and progression of disease.