The VCU College of Engineering, an innovation front-runner in academics and research, brings real-world education to Central Virginia. Our collaborative and multidisciplinary partnerships prepare undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students for leadership. Part of a premier research university, the VCU College of Engineering enhances regional and global prosperity through cutting-edge developments in tissue engineering, drug delivery, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, mechanical systems and particle science. We make it real by turning great ideas into breakthrough technologies. Our facilities are hubs of discovery, powered by an expanding student body and faculty committed to excellence.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Castano specializes on tailoring the surface properties of materials for applications in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.
Advanced Materials Characterization Corrosion Engineering Lightweight Alloys Plasma Physics Thin film deposition and characterization Tribology Nanomaterials Engineering Functional Coatings Surface Engineering
Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Human Factors and Rehabilitation
Research interests include wireless networks, mobile computing, cloud/edge computing, security, cyber-physical systems, and localization.
Professor Zhao specializes in wireless networking, Internet of things and cyber security.
Wireless Communications and Networks Wireless Energy Harvesting Systems Wearable sensors for healthcare Internet of Things (IoT)
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Dr. Ferri is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at VCU
Dr. Caroline Budwell is a computer scientist focused on learning and engagement strategies.
Problem Based Learning Computer Science Education Software Engineering Learning and Engagement Strategies Collaborative Learning
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Dr. Toutov develops new chemical strategies for organic synthesis, catalysis, and medicinal chemistry.
Hydroesulfurization of Fuels PET Radiotracer Development Organic Synthesis Catalysis Medicinal Chemistry
Professor in the Department of Computer Science | Adjunct Professor of Physics
Executive Director of Development
Leader of fundraising program, including coordination of major gift and annual fund strategies.
Industry Experience (1)