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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: ​434-297-8062

Matthew Panzer

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Courtesy), Deputy Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics, Director of MAE Master of Engineering Program (M.E.), Director of MAE Master of Science Program (M.S.), Director of MAE Doctor of Philosophy Program (Ph.D.)

Research Areas
  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Computational Biomechanics
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