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June, 2009

Goldfarb team wins best paper award at ICORR 2009

Jun. 30, 2009—Mechanical engineering professor Michael Goldfarb and his team at VanderbiltUniversity received the IEEE-Best Paper Award at ICORR 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 11th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics June 23-26. After an extensive selection process, the prize for Best Paper Award was given to the authors of “Self-Contained Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis: Initial Evaluation on...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research


Engineers work on technique to improve cochlear implantation process

Jun. 30, 2009—A new technique currently in testing at Vanderbilt could make cochlear implantation faster, safer and less invasive. If proven effective, the new technique could reduce surgery times from about two hours to as little as 20 minutes If proven effective, the new technique could reduce surgery times from about two hours to as little as...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Gokhale receives Distinguished Professor award from Construction Industry Institute

Jun. 25, 2009—Sanjiv Gokhale, professor of the practice in civil engineering, is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Professor award by the Construction Industry Institute (CII). The award was created this year and will be presented at CII’s annual conference in July   In 2009, CII created a new recognition for full-time or adjunct faculty at graduate...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research


New endowed chair honors Professor Peter Pintauro

Jun. 22, 2009—Recognized for his work in the field of fuel cell membranes and electrochemical engineering, Professor Peter N. Pintauro, chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, is the first holder the H. Eugene McBrayer Chair in Chemical Engineering in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.   An event to introduce Pintauro as holder of the...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research


Vanderbilt software engineers, physicians pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system

Jun. 15, 2009—When Jason Martin gives a talk about his research, he begins with the dramatic story of Mariana Bridi da Costa: The young Brazilian supermodel died from severe sepsis in January after amputation of both her hands and feet failed to stop its spread. Martin, who is a fellow in allergy, pulmonary and critical care medicine,...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Kosson receives international award at conference in France

Jun. 10, 2009—David S. Kosson, chair of civil and environmental engineering, received the 2009 ISCOWA Award given by the International Society for the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials at the WASCON meeting in Lyon, France June 5.   The ISCOWA award is given to one individual every three years who is recognized by...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research


Motorsports secures strong overall finish at Formula SAE competition in Michigan

Jun. 1, 2009—Vanderbilt Motorsports secured a strong 26th place overall finish at this year’s Formula SAE competition held at Michigan International Speedway May 13-16. The event, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), attracted over 90 registered teams from around the world, including colleges and universities from Austria, Singapore, Venezuela, Brazil, and more. Overall honors went...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


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