Focus, collaboration and investment are key words in UVA Engineering's research program.

Our faculty meet annually in research retreats to discuss ways to focus their efforts on important societal challenges where UVA can contribute its unique expertise. This faculty synergy is an outgrowth of UVA Engineering's highly collaborative culture, which has allowed us to make an impact in cross-disciplinary initiatives.

The energy and spirit of innovation also have led to many successful companies established by faculty, students and alumni. The National Venture Capital Association has ranked Charlottesville as the fastest-growing venture capital ecosystem in the United States. And of the nine top venture-capital recipients cited in Charlottesville, five involved UVA Engineering research.