VCU College of Engineering

VCU College of Engineering VCU College of Engineering

601 W. Main St., Richmond, 23284, VA, US

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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.

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Thang Dinh, Ph.D.

Thang Dinh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Computer scientist focusing on security and optimization challenges in complex systems including social networks.

Network vulnerability assessment Security and privacy in social networks and wireless networks Combinatorial Optimization Approximation algorithm

Preetam Ghosh, Ph.D.

Preetam Ghosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Professor Ghosh researches systems biology, specifically stochastic modeling and discrete event simulation

Systems Biology Stochastic modeling and discrete event simulation Reverse engineering analysis and visualization of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) Static/Dynamic modeling and control of network robustness Graph theoretic analysis of protein interaction networks to identify functionally significant modules Mobile ubiquitous and grid computing Optimization problems in wireless networks

Alberto Cano, Ph.D.

Alberto Cano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Computer Scientist leading the High-Performance Data Mining Lab.

Big Data Machine Learning Data Mining Efficiency and scalability of algorithms Parallel distributed and GPU computing

Hu Yang, Ph.D.

Hu Yang, Ph.D.

Qimonda Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Dr. Yang's research is at the convergence of materials science and translational medicine.

Translational Medicine Polymer Characterization and Processing Biomaterials Tissue Engineering Cancer Research Dendrimer Drug Delivery Gene Therapy Nanoparticles Nanoscience and nanotechnology Smart polymeric materials and structures Translational Research Ocular Biomaterials Head and Neck Cancers Central nervous system trauma and diseases Bioorthogonal chemistry Click chemistry Nano-Biotechnology Glaucoma atherosclerosis

B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald Jr. Chair and chair, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D.

Robert Dahlberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Capstone Coordinator and Computer Science teaching faculty

Cybersecurity – Information and System Security emphasis on Access Control Blockchain – Blockchain management and utilities. Application of blockchain technology. Software Engineering – Architecture & Design Methodologies. Software Development Lifecycle.

Daren Chen, Ph.D.

Daren Chen, Ph.D.

Professor and Floyd D. Gottwald, Sr. Chair in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

The applications for Chen’s research are varied and include atmospheric and combustion aerosol and particulate emission control

Particle instrumentation and characterization Nanoparticles and nanotechnology Particle processing (i.g. classification charging dispersion...) Drug target delivery and release control Air pollution and indoor air quality control Multiphase chemical reacting flow and reactors Powder and spray technology Filtration and separation Micro-contamination control in semiconductor manufacture processes Atmospheric aerosol Synthesis of functional particle materials

Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D.

Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Conway focuses on methods to directly measure forces across proteins and understand how these forces affect cellular function.

Mechanotransduction Cellular biomechanics Forces at intracellular junctions Nuclear LINC complex

Xuejun  Wen, M.D., Ph.D.

Xuejun Wen, M.D., Ph.D.

William H. Goodwin Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Dr. Wen researches biomaterials as well as cell and tissue engineering

Biomaterials Cell and Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Drug Delivery Biomedical Devices Bioreactor Nanomaterials 3d Printing Biofabrication Stem Cells Antimicrobial technologies Medical Devices

Vamsi K. Yadavalli, Ph.D.

Vamsi K. Yadavalli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Professor Yadavalli researches functional nano and biomaterials

Functional Nano and Biomaterials Micro- and Nano-Fabricated Devices Biosensors Nanoscale Surface Characterization Single Cell Analysis Protein Self-Assembly

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