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At The University and beyond...

Across UVA Grounds, throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, nanoSTAR strives to provide a collaborative platform for nanoscale research and commercialization of products, to provide excellence in teaching and to provide outreach that promotes science, education and collaboration. 

Our mission is to make The University the premier destination for students to pursue education in nano science and medicine and for people and organizations seeking nanoscale technologies to gain access to intellectual and material resources in order to advance science and technology. We collaborate with businesses and other universities to leverage resources and expertise. These partnerships enable the acceleration of research discoveries through technology transfer and commercialization.

Our Faculty

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Phone: 434-924-2512

Liheng Cai

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Soft (bio)Materials
  • Polymers
  • Biophysics
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Phone: ​434-924-0020

Richard J. Price

Lawrence R. Quarles Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Radiology & Medical Imaging, Co-Director of the UVA Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center

Research Areas
  • Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Medical and Molecular Imaging
  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
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