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Critical Advancements in Aerospace

UVA Engineering is one of three Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers in the country engaged in world-class, collaborative research and technology programs in technologies that are critical to advancements in aerospace and advanced manufacturing.

UVA joined the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center network in 2014, elevating UVA Engineering's research and education programs so that researchers can create new knowledge in sectors that are critical to our society and economy, and students can become the next generation of leaders to advance breakthroughs in these fields.

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Phone: (434) 243-2883

Bi-Cheng Zhou

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
  • Computational thermodynamics and kinetics (the CALPHAD method)
  • Ab initio modeling of thermodynamics and diffusion based on density functional theory
  • Physical metallurgy, theoretical modeling of phase transformations in alloys
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Phone: ​434-982-5783

Robert G. Kelly

AT&T Professor of Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Co-Director, Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering

Research Areas
  • Corrosion and Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering
  • Surface and Interface Science and Engineering
  • Metallurgy
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UVA Engineering is proud to be a partner with Rolls-Royce and others in the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, an applied research center dedicated to delivering innovations in manufacturing technologies.