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The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus is a world-class center of collaboration with laboratories, centers and institutes conducting interdisciplinary research in many growing fields. Faculty, graduate students, research scientists, and government and corporate partners conduct advanced research in well-equipped facilities.
The Campus is currently focusing strategic research efforts in the areas of:
- Computational Biology
- Energy Science and Technology
- High Performance Computing
- Transportation Safety
GW Researchers Introduce New High-Energy Rechargeable Batteries
Virginia Innovation Partnership Grant Awarded to GW’s Computational Biology Institute
NSF Grants Prestigious CAREER Award to Hamdar
$860K Grant to Study the Effects Earthquakes Have on Nuclear Reactor Cores
$1.67M Grant to Study Solar Cement
GW Professors Receive Renewable Energy R&D Grant from Dominion Virginia Power
Computational Biology Institute Launched
High Performance Computing Professor Receives Prestigious International Research Award
While electric vehicles offer many advantages—including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the country’s dependence on imported petroleum—at least one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale adoption: “range anxiety.”
GW’s Computational Biology Institute (CBI) has been awarded a grant by the Virginia Innovation Partnership to accelerate innovation and economic growth in Virginia for their proposal “Next Generation Diagnostics.” CBI plans to commercialize new methods of pathogen diagnostics using a novel combination of genomics and informatics.
Young and inexperienced drivers are at higher risk for collisions. Dr. Samer H. Hamdar, an assistant professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory, hopes to create a safer driving environment, especially for these young and inexperienced drivers, by applying his research in collision prediction and vehicular control to develop a hazard-based driving behavioral model.
Faculty will study the effects earthquakes have on nuclear reactor cores by devising a model for simulating the impact of fuel rod vibrations inside a nuclear reactor. The findings of the research iwll have implications for nuclear reactor construction and analysis well into the future. MORE
After power production, cement production is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers will examine the use of a green electrochemical process to form cement and other useful materials without producing CO2 gas emissions. MORE
Professor Andrei Afanasev, GW Department of Physics and Professor Mona Zaghloul, chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a $150,000 grant over two years from Dominion Virginia Power. Motivated by advancements in nanotechnology, their project, “High-Efficiency Intermediate-Band Solar Cells with Quantum Dots,” wil
Started in fall 2012, the Computational Biology Institute (CBI) focuses on computational and bioinformatic approaches to biological questions in the genomics era. Focus areas include biodiversity informatics, translational medicine, and systems biology. MORE
Tarek El-Ghazawi, a professor in GW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award, a prestigious international research award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, for excellence in his field.