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Special Report
Bradley Fellow/Scholar Alumni

 April 2001


Research Overview

The Photonics Laboratory is developing equipment to use autofluorescent Raman spectroscopy of human blood serum to detect cancer.


Whether developing stems on a chip, or building a Raman spectrometer to detect cancer in blood serum, research activity in the department is dedicated to extending the capability of electrical and computer engineering.

Research efforts range from the highly theoretical to the very applied, and is ongoing in all of the major areas of the field today. Our programs are focused on extending the base of knowledge, developing and transferring technology in support of the state's and the nation's industrial activity, and providing students at all levels with exposure and experience in cutting edge pursuits in their field.

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a leader in encouraging undergraduate students to participate in research efforts. Our faculty, noted for its collaborative spirit, are engaged in projects that cross disciplines, universities, and national borders. Many of our groups and centers are among the top in the world in their specialty.

Research expenditures for 1999/2000 neared $21 million. This is an indication of the growing reputation of our research program and the dedication and energy of all of the faculty and students involved.

Research Areas:

Computer Engineering
Controls and Systems

Ph.D Degrees

Patent Activity 2000


The Bradley Department
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech

Last Updated, July 15, 2001
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