The Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility is located in the Institute for Engineering and Medicine at 620 West Cary Street on the VCU Monroe Park Campus.


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The closest parking deck to the NCC is the Main Street Deck. The closest parking lot near the NCC is the ZZ Lot, if you are a university or industry partner you can request a visitor pass here.

For more information regarding the instruments in the facility or the nanoscience and nanotechnology program please contact Everett Carpenter, Ph.D.





About VCU School of Engineering


Founded in 1996, the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University teaches 1,521 undergraduate and 242 graduate students. Driven to be the national model for innovation in engineering and research, the school offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in mechanical, nuclear, biomedical, electrical, computer and chemical and life science engineering, computer science and the country's only hybrid mechanical and nuclear engineering doctoral program. Cross-Disciplinary focus areas include: Sustainability and Energy Engineering, Micro and Nano Electronic Systems, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Mechanobiology and Regenerative Medicine, Security and Mining of Big Data, and Device Design and Development. Interdisciplinary research opportunities are offered through the school’s Center for Nanomaterials and Characterization, the Institute for Engineering and Medicine, the C. Kenneth and Dianne Harris Wright Virginia Microelectronics Center, the Translational Research Innovation Projects Facility, the Dean's Undergraduate Research Initiative, and the da Vinci Center.


About VCU College of Humanities and Sciences

VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences is at the heart of the University, with over 400 faculty serving 15,000 students among 17 departments and schools. The College of Humanities and Sciences has a diverse research portfolio with approximately $14M annual funding.  Federal sponsors include the National Institutes of Health, Aerospace and Justice; the National Science Foundation, the Departments of Energy, Education and Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control.  Research programs with a critical mass include a) Community and Mental Health focusing on substance abuse, addiction, health disparities, obesity, and violence prevention; b) Nanoscience involving advanced motors, catalysts, petrochemicals, energy storage, novel materials and gene expression; c) River Ecology; d) Proteomics and Protein Engineering and e) Molecular Biology of developing and differentiating tissues.


About VCU and the VCU Medical Center


Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 222 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-six of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University compose the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.


Everett Carpenter, Ph.D.

Director of NCC



Phone: (804) 828-7508

Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility

620 West Cary Street

Richmond, Virginia 23284

Director: Everett E Carpenter, Ph.D.


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