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March, 2010

W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. was international pioneer in industrial wastewater management

Mar. 29, 2010—William Wesley Eckenfelder Jr., deemed the ‘godfather’ of industrial wastewater management by many of his colleagues, former students and peers, died March 28 in Nashville. He was 83. A memorial service will be held April 1 at the Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. Eckenfelder Eckenfelder was known internationally as a pioneer in...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Students’ Guatemala trip reveals medical needs

Mar. 24, 2010—Ten biomedical students and their professor spent spring break on a service learning trip where they repaired medical equipment March 8-12. This was the second trip to Guatemala for Associate Professor Cynthia Paschal, who teaches the Service Learning and Leadership course in the biomedical engineering department. “In preparation, we researched the specific machines and instruments...

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Biomedical Engineering News Research


Cummings study: Human cells exhibit foraging behavior like amoebae and bacteria

Mar. 18, 2010—Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, directed a study that found when cells move about in the body, they follow a complex pattern similar to amoebae and bacteria. When cells move about in the body, they follow a complex pattern similar to that which amoebae and bacteria use when searching for...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research


CEE professor is chair of AIAA’s 51st aerospace structures conference

Mar. 11, 2010—Sankaran Mahadevan, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is General Chair of the 51st Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SDM) sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as the ASME, ASCE, AHS, and ASC. This annual conference – held in 2010 at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Fla., April 12-15...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research


NSF program director to host seminar on research programs, emerging opportunities

Mar. 5, 2010—  Rajinder Khosla, program director, Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems Division, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation, will visit the School of Engineering Friday, March 26, and host a one-hour seminar for faculty on emerging opportunities in engineering and the NSF. The program will be held in Stevenson Center, Room 5326, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Khosla...

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Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News Research


Jansens elected Fellows of SPIE

Mar. 5, 2010—Vanderbilt biomedical engineering professors Duco Jansen and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen are among this year’s 62 new Fellows of the International Photonic Science and Engineering Society (SPIE). SPIE Fellows are honored for their technical achievements and for their service to the optics and photonics community and to SPIE in particular. More than 800 SPIE members have become...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research


10 BME students to spend week working in Guatemalan hospitals

Mar. 5, 2010—Ten biomedical engineering students and their professor will spend spring break (March 8-12) in Guatemala City. This is the second trip to Guatemala for Associate Professor Cynthia Paschal, who teaches a Service Learning and Leadership course in the biomedical engineering department. She and 12 BME students spent a week in Guatemala in 2009, also during...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News


Robert Galloway to receive distinguished alumnus award from Pratt School of Engineering at Duke

Mar. 3, 2010—Robert Galloway, professor of biomedical engineering, is the 2010 Distinquished Alumnus of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He is being honored for his pioneering work in image-guided surgery and other therapies. Galloway also is a professor of surgery and a professor of neurosurgery. He is the director of the Center for Technology-Guided...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News


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