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January, 2007

Cummings appointed principal scientist of Oak Ridge National Laboratory division

Jan. 22, 2007—A chemical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University will lead the science programs of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory center that is designing and developing next-generation nanoscale materials. As the principal scientist for the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Peter T. Cummings will continue to serve as Vanderbilt University John R. Hall Professor of Chemical...

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Vanderbilt student team is selected as finalist in MTV-U GE Ecomagination Challenge

Jan. 19, 2007—Leftover vegetable oil from Vanderbilt Dining Services will be turned into biodiesel fuel, if a student team wins a national competition for a $25,000 grant to fund campus-based environmental projects. The Vanderbilt student team is one of ten finalists in the national MTV-U GE Ecomagination Challenge, rising to the top from among more than 100...

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Software innovator Tuinenga joins Vanderbilt Space and Defense Institute

Jan. 9, 2007—Electronic industry entrepreneur Paul Tuinenga has joined Vanderbilt University as principal staff engineer and program manager for software development for the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics. Tuinenga, who co-founded MicroSim Corporation and Avista Design Systems, is known throughout the electronics industry for his contributions to electronic design automation and computer-aided design software for personal...

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