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Out of this world: VCU Engineering researcher sends chemical engineering experiments to International Space Station Feb. 19

James Ferri, Ph.D., professor and vice chair in VCU’s Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, is part of an international team of researchers collaborating with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to send fluid science experiments to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Postdoctoral researcher receives award to conduct coral experiments in California

Liza Roger, Ph.D., has received a 2021 Early Career Training Program Award from the Coral Bleaching Research Coordination Network, an interdisciplinary program funded by the National Science Foundation.

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VCU’s online master’s in mechanical and nuclear engineering ranked one of best values in nation

VCU Engineering’s online master’s program in mechanical and nuclear engineering is one of the best values for online education in the nation according to Best Value Schools (BVS). BVS is an online resource that ranks university programs according to quality, affordability and return on investment.

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VCU Engineering researcher named faculty director of the High Performance Research Computing Core facility

Alberto Cano, Ph.D., named faculty director of VCU's High Performance Research Computing Core facility. 

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Biomedical engineering researcher seeks to shed light on how groups of cells determine how and where they are going

Priscilla Hwang, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received an NSF CAREER Award for her investigations into the function of leader cells

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NRC funds VCU Engineering team’s advanced materials investigations for improved reactor safety

The NRC has funded a VCU College of Engineering research team led by Jessika Rojas, Ph.D., to investigate the behavior of a set of nuclear materials, with the aim of improving the safety and performance of the U.S. nuclear power fleet.

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Probing spaceflight conditions to help solve age-related musculoskeletal decline

Michael Friedman, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in VCU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, is conducting experiments to discover genetic factors that may determine how bone and muscle tissues deteriorate in the low-gravity conditions of spaceflight.

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VCU achieves record national research ranking

The National Science Foundation, which tracks federally funded research expenditures, has announced that VCU ranks #58 of 415 public research universities, up from #65 last year.

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VCU Commercialization Fund awards support to four VCU Engineering innovators

VCU Engineering leads the university in the latest round of VCU Commercialization Fund awards, receiving four of the six awards given

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Bennett Ward, Ph.D., inducted into elite body of U.S. inventors

Bennett C. Ward, Ph.D., has invented the technologies behind a world of products including surgical devices, inkjet printers, at-home pregnancy tests and air fresheners

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