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March, 2011

Sullivan honored for contributions to engineering industry during National Engineers Week

Mar. 23, 2011—Civil engineer Mickey Sullivan (BE’71, ME’79), P.E., regional vice president of Gresham, Smith and Partners, was named “Outstanding Engineer of the Year” by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Nashville chapter. Sullivan was honored for his sustained contributions to the engineering industry, which have improved the public welfare and the advancement of his profession....

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Engineering’s Distinguished Alumnus Award bestowed on two business leaders

Mar. 22, 2011—Vanderbilt engineering alumni William A. Davis Jr. and Joe M. Dorris each received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering during a Celebration Dinner held March 17 at the Huntsville (Ala.) Museum of Art. L-R, Bill Davis, Dean Kenneth F. Galloway, Joe Dorris The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement,...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Engineering Ph.D. program is 37th in U.S. News 2012 rankings

Mar. 15, 2011—The School of Engineering’s Ph.D. program tied for No. 37 with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, ranking ahead of Virginia, Case Western Reserve and Washington University in St. Louis, and just behind Rice, Yale and University of Colorado-Boulder in U.S. News’s 2012 rankings of Best Engineering Schools, which were released today. MIT was ranked No. 1. Programs...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science General Engineering Mechanical Engineering News Research


King honored with prestigious Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award

Mar. 11, 2011—, professor of biomedical engineering, emeritus, is the 2011 recipient of the highest award given by the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award is given to an educator for lifetime achievement in teaching, research and administration in biomedical engineering academic programs. This annual...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News


Engineering alumnus named VP of Air and Missile Defense Systems for the Defense Technologies division of Northrop Grumman Corp.

Mar. 10, 2011—Northrop Grumman Corporation has named alumnus Kelley Zelickson, BE’79 vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems for the Defense Technologies division in the company’s Information Systems sector on February 7. Zelickson will lead a team of professionals to provide integrated air, space and missile defense solutions to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the...

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Alumni News


Zhou Xu Thesis Defense

Mar. 8, 2011—Graduate student Zhou Xu from the Laibinis group will defend his Ph.D thesis on March 18th 2011 at 11.10 am in 107 Olin Hall. Engineered Microarrayed Surfaces for the Detection of Biomolecules DNA microarrays have become an increasingly important tool for genomic investigations. This work is directed toward establishing methods and surface architectures that allows...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Goldfarb receives Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Award

Mar. 8, 2011—Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of an Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The award will be presented at the first NIBIB Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium on April 12, 2011 at the National...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research


A Brief History of Google Earth: A Personal and Professional Journey

Mar. 3, 2011—Watch video of speech by Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Chikai Ohazama, Google Inc. product manager and co-founder of Google Earth.

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