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August, 2011

Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

Aug. 29, 2011—A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors. While aggressive surgery is a highly effective treatment, it risks injury to the liver, which can lead to post-operative liver failure....

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Patrick Fischer, former computer science chair, dies

Aug. 26, 2011—Patrick Fischer, who helped build the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, and  whose theoretical work helped make Internet searches possible, died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md. He was 75. An expert in informational systems for education institutions, computational complexity and interactive database systems, Fischer taught 18 years at Vanderbilt’s...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

GIS isn’t just a tool to enliven high school geography lessons

Aug. 16, 2011—  Geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial technologies (GT) have moved into math and science courses at multiple levels, and teachers are learning how to integrate these tools into curriculums. Helping them is Janey Camp, research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University. Camp has received funding from Metro Nashville Public Schools...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News

ChBE Faculty Opening

Aug. 13, 2011—The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Vanderbilt University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level for Fall 2012.  Exceptional candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank. Candidates are expected to contribute to one of two experimental...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Fleetwood, Schrimpf named honored professors of Chinese Academy of Sciences institute

Aug. 9, 2011—Daniel M. Fleetwood, Olin H. Landreth Professor of Engineering and chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, and Ronald D. Schrimpf, Orrin Henry Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics at Vanderbilt University, each have been named an Honored Professor of the Shanghai Institute for Microsystem...

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Vanderbilt engineers design diamond circuits for extreme environments

Aug. 4, 2011—August 04, 2011   This scanning electron microscope close-up shows how the components of a nanodiamond device are cantilevered above a surface of the electrical insulator silicon dioxide. (Davidson Lab) There is a new way to design computer chips and electronic circuitry for extreme environments: make them out of diamond. A team of electrical engineers...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Camgian Microsystem’s CEO Named to VUSE Committee of Visitors

Aug. 3, 2011—Camgian Microsystems Corporation, provider of advanced machine-to-machine networking technologies and solutions, announced that Gary Butler (M.S.’94), Camgian’s President and CEO, has been named by Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos to the School of Engineering’s Committee of Visitors. Composed of a distinguished list of leaders in the areas of business, industry and government, the committee helps...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News

Alumna named president and CEO of Cracker Barrel

Aug. 1, 2011—Sandra B. Cochran has been named president and chief executive officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., effective Sept. 12, 2011, at which time she is also slated to become a member of the Board of Directors. Cochran holds a chemical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University. She received a Distinguished Alumnus Award and was...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News