Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean, College of Engineering | B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rice University · VCU College of Engineering

Dean Boyan specializes in cell and tissue engineering

Cell and Tissue Engineering Response of Cells to Biomaterials Mechanisms of Action of Hormones and Growth Factors in Cartilage and Bone Normal and Pathological Calcification Stem Cell Delivery Technologies

Jessika Rojas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Rojas is a nuclear engineering expert specializing in nuclear materials, nanomaterials, and radiation processing.

Nanostructures for targeted radionuclide therapy and enhanced external radiotherapy Radiation damage and radiation effects on nuclear materials Nuclear materials Nanomaterials for nuclear engineering applications Radiation chemistry and radiation processing

Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Tepper's research focuses on radiation detection and measurement.

Radiation detection and measurement Chemical sensing Supercritical Fluids Electrospinning Nanoscale materials

René Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | D.D.S, National Autonomous University of Mexico | Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

David Wei

Associate Professor · University of Florida

David Wei's team works to discover novel electronic and optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanomaterials.

Solar Energy Conversion Surface Chemistry

R. Helen Zha

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Develops biohybrid and bioinspired materials for applications in human healthcare and sustainability.

Biomimetic and Bio-inspired Materials Biomolecular Engineering and Self-assembly Sustainable Materials and Plastic Upcycling Drug delivery and Nanomedicine Nanostructured Soft Matter

Lawrence Drzal

University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science · Michigan State University

Expertise in adhesion, surface modification, composites/nanocomposites, graphene nanoplatelets, and multifunctional materials.

Carbon Fibers Ultraviolet Light Surface Modification Multifunctional Materials Composite Materials Adhesion