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May, 2011

Vanderbilt engineers stamping out low cost nanodevices

May. 31, 2011—A simple technique for stamping patterns invisible to the human eye onto a special class of nanomaterials provides a new, cost-effective way to produce novel devices in areas ranging from drug delivery to solar cells. The technique was developed by Vanderbilt University engineers and described in the cover article of the May issue of the...

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Merryman to receive early career Alumni Promise Award from University of Tennessee

May. 26, 2011—David Merryman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will receive a 2011 University of Tennessee Alumni Promise award in September. Merryman is one of four 2011 recipients. The Alumni Promise Award recognizes UT alumni no older than 40 who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career, civic involvement or both. This award is presented to acknowledge...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News

Solar Energy Conversion Inspired by Nature’s Engineering

May. 17, 2011—Watch video of G. Kane Jennings, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars.

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School bestows honors on 2011 graduating seniors

May. 16, 2011—Awards and honors were presented by Dean Kenneth F. Galloway May 12 to 36 seniors at the School of Engineering’s annual Commencement Reception. Eppa Rixey V, Cincinnati, Ohio, is this year’s Founder’s Medalist and is graduating with a bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering and a minor in human and organizational development. The Founder’s Medal...

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

ME students receive awards during 2011 senior reception

May. 16, 2011—2011 Mechanical Engineering graduates Distinguished awards were presented May 12 to six seniors and three design teams at a reception hosted by the mechanical engineering department in honor of the department’s graduating seniors. More than 150 people, including seniors and their families, and the ME faculty attended the gala reception in Featheringill Hall’s Adams Atrium....

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Mechanical Engineering News

Engineering faculty promoted; annual awards presented

May. 12, 2011—Dean Kenneth F. Galloway announced May 10 the promotions of four engineering faculty members at the final faculty meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the meeting.   One faculty member has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure:Sharon M. Weiss, electrical engineering. Three faculty...

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

Graduate profile: Nehal Mehta aims to be a nation builder

May. 9, 2011—Ask Nehal Mehta if he’s learned more inside the classroom over the last four years or outside of it, and his answer is characteristically diplomatic. “I think it’s a synthesis of the two,” said the senior engineering science and economics double major. Mehta will graduate summa cum laude on May 13. “The opportunities I pursued...

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Juan Tuberquia Thesis Defense

May. 8, 2011—Graduate student Juan Tuberquia from the Jennings group will defend his Ph.D thesis on May 18th 2011 at 1 pm in 135 Olin Hall. Surface-Initiated Polymethylenation to Grow Superhydrophobic Barrier Films The modification of surface properties has become a vital focus in materials research and is fueled by the interesting and diverse ways of tailoring...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering