Research

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. VSTC faculty, graduate students and research scientists—in collaboration with government and corporate partners—are advancing human knowledge in a number of STEM disciplines, including the following focus areas:

Research Highlights

Danmeng Shuai

SEAS Research Furthers Development of Materials Able to Capture, Eliminate COVID-19 Virus Aerosols and Droplets

A team of researchers from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science has spent the past two years developing electrospun nanofiber fabrics for masks and air filters designed to sift out and neutralize the COVID-19 virus, generating significant research findings that could slow transmission as the pandemic wears on.

Provost Bracey

Christopher Alan Bracey Named Provost

Christopher Alan Bracey, who has served as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since June 2021, has been named the permanent provost of the George Washington University, President Mark S. Wrighton announced Friday.

GW Public Health Lab, covid testing

From Nasal Swab to Results: COVID-19 Testing Explained

A step-by-step guide to what’s happening behind the scenes at the GW Public Health Lab.

Mark Wrighton

Message from President Wrighton

Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D., was elected President of the George Washington University January 1, 2022. "My strong view is that by working together we can accelerate the progress of GW as one of the world’s great research universities," President Wrighton writes in first message to university community.

Pamela Norris

Diverse Perspectives Critical to Meeting Tomorrow’s Engineering Challenge

Today’s students will find themselves one day working in jobs that have yet to be thought up, using technologies that have yet to be invented to solve problems that have yet to be realized, said George Washington University's new Vice Provost for Research Pamela Norris at the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Biomedical Engineering Day on Monday.

driving simulator car with simulated driving environment on the screen

New Partnership Aims to Detect, Predict Health Abnormalities in Drivers

A SEAS research team received funding to develop artificial intelligence systems aimed at helping people with health challenges drive safely.

Dr. Hamdar

Dr. Hamdar Gives Invited Talk about His Transportation Research

GW School of Engineering's Dr. Samer Hamdar, gave an invited talk at Georgia Tech Transportation Institute's Seminar Series about "Collision Formation in Uninterrupted Flow Conditions: Behavioral and Data-Driven Analysis and Modeling."

Professors Volker Sorger and Tarek El-Ghazawi with technology devices

Lighting the Way: The Future of Data Processing

Imagine a world where you never had to wait for a document to download or a video to stream, where a self-driving car was aware of everything around it, and you didn’t question the security of online banking. Two GW School of Engineering and Applied Science researchers are pioneering a new way to process information—using light instead of electrons—that could transform the era of digitalization driven by the need to quickly, efficiently and securely process data.