Center for
Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences

Vision

Bring together multidisciplinary teams to work synergistically to further the university’s mission and core values as they relate to pharmaceutical products.

Goals

  • Facilitate multidisciplinary research, educational and entrepreneurial efforts in the area
  • Promote a state-of-the-art infrastructure core for the development of pharmaceutical products
  • Partner and provide service to industrial and other stakeholders
  • Serve the community in the region, the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationwide

The Center

Mission

To establish and maintain a culture of excellence in pharmaceutical engineering and sciences at VCU, and to promote the translation of the learning and discoveries achieved through multidisciplinary efforts into answers that can address the future needs of our society.

We are working together to promote new knowledge and translate those discoveries through solutions that help address emerging drug product development and manufacturing needs.

Thomas D. Roper, Ph.D., and Sandro R. da Rocha, Ph.D.
Directors, Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering at VCU

PharmEng director

The People

Establishing and maintaining a culture of excellence.

The People

Faculty working together in the Center.

Faculty

Directors

Sandro R. da Rocha, Ph.D. School of Pharmacy
Thomas D. Roper, Ph.D. College of Engineering

Research Members

James K. Ferri, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Stephen S. Fong, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Laleh Golshahi, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Ram Gupta, Ph.D. College of Engineering
B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Mo Jiang, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Matthew S. Halquist, Ph.D. School of Pharmacy
Adam M. Hawkridge, Ph.D. School of Pharmacy

Research Members

Michael Hindle, Ph.D. School of Pharmacy
Nastassja A. Lewinski, Ph.D. College of Engineering
P. Worth Longest, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Tyler McQuade, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Michael Peters, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Masahiro Sakagami, Ph.D. School of Pharmacy
Christina Tang, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Xuejun Wen, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Qingguo Xu, Ph.D. School of Pharmacy
Hu Yang, Ph.D. College of Engineering
Julian (Guizhi) Zhu, Ph.D. School of Pharmacy
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