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George E. Cook

In the early ’60s, George Cook bracketed his two Vanderbilt engineering degrees (BE’60, PhD’65) around a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Cook is the associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, at Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering. He focused his teaching and research on robotics and industrial automation. His work has resulted in a number of U.S. and foreign patents on robotic welding. Cook is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Wisconsin. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Welding Society. Cook was a member of the Engineering Alumni Council from 1990-1997.

He and his wife, Mary, live in Brentwood, Tenn.