The mission of VCU’s Precision Imaging Research Laboratory (PIRL) [pronounced \pərl\] is to search and explore novel pathways to customized imaging for the primary purpose of ensuring that fundamental chemical, electronic, and photonic processes can be better understood and leveraged for the development of enabling technologies that improve quality of life. While housed in the College of Engineering, PIRL attracts research collaborators from many academic departments including math, sciences, humanities, and medicine