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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Sevag Gharibian, Ph.D.

Sevag Gharibian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Computer scientist specializing in quantum theory and computing.

Quantum complexity theory with a focus on quantum Hamiltonian complexity Quantum Algorithms Theory of quantum entanglement and correlations Classical approximation algorithms Computational Complexity Theory

Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D.

Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Bone, mechanobology, regenerative medicine, effects of space travel on bone and muscle, gap junctions, osteoblast, osteocyte, osteoclast

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Space Biology and Bioengineering

Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D.

Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Professor Tepper's research focuses on radiation detection and measurement

Radiation detection and measurement Chemical sensing Supercritical Fluids Electrospinning Nanoscale materials Aerosols and air filtration

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Structural Genomics Big Data Analysis Computer-aided molecular modeling Protein-ligand(drug) interactions Drug Repurposing Structural Bioinformatics Proteins Small RNAs

Zvi  Schwartz, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Zvi Schwartz, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Strategic Operations | Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Doctor of dental medicine and periodontal expert; skilled program developer

Implant and bone substitute mechanism of action and clinical use Steroid hormone The Effect of Vitamin D on Cartilage Cells in Vitro The Effect of Sex Hormones on Endochondral Bone Formation Bone Cartilage and mineralization and their relation to Vitamin D sex hormones and local factors. Periodontal diseases etiology and treatment

Thomas D. Roper, Ph.D.

Thomas D. Roper, Ph.D.

Director, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Dr. Roper specializes in efforts to bring engineering and science closer to patients who utilize medicines via novel technologies.

Metabolic Engineering and Biocatalysis 3D Printing of Dose Forms Long Acting Therapy Development Nanomaterials and Particle Sciences Continuous Chemical Reaction Engineering Cost Effective Therapeutic Treatments for the Developing World Drug Development Drug Discovery Pharmaceutical Innovation

Wei Zhang, Ph.D.

Wei Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Zhang’s research interests lie at the intersection of compilers and computer architectures

Real-time and embedded computing systems Compiler Computer Architecture Power-aware computing Parallel Computing

Dianne T. V. Pawluk, Ph.D.

Dianne T. V. Pawluk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and ABET Coordinator, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Pawluk develops devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired

Devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired Accessing graphical information Navigation and orientation Mobility aids Rehabilitation technology Hand prostheses sensors and control Traumatic Brain Injury therapy Human haptic perceptual organization The use of multi-modal feedback in teaching K-12 students

Braden Goddard, Ph.D.

Braden Goddard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Professor Goddard is a nuclear engineer specializing in nuclear security and nonproliferation

Nuclear security and counter terrorism Nonproliferation and international safeguards Radiation detection and measurements Environmental measurements and assay

Ibrahim Guven, Ph.D.

Ibrahim Guven, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Guven specializes in fracture and failure analysis using Peridynamics

Fracture and failure analysis using Peridynamics Impact and penetration mechanics Finite element method Boundary element method Multi-scale modeling of physical phenomena Micro/nano-scale testing and measurement techniques Stress and failure analysis of electronic components Fatigue reliability of solder joints in electronic packages

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