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September, 2011

School marks 125th anniversary with expanded Hall Engineering Lecture series

Sep. 26, 2011—To mark the School of Engineering’s 125th anniversary in 2011-2012, its annual distinguished lecture — The John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture — becomes a special series bringing four notable engineering leaders to campus, one each in October, November, January and March. Davis Mark E. Davis, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical...

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Richard E. Eitel Seminar

Sep. 26, 2011—The Materials Science and Applications of Smart Electronic Ceramics September 26, 2011, SC 5326 Richard E. Eitel Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Smart materials can be defined as materials which “respond to an external change in a useful manner without outside assistance (Newnham, 2005).” In our group’s research, we focus...

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Overholser is chair of ASEE Deans Council diversity task force

Sep. 21, 2011—  K. Arthur Overholser, senior associate dean of the school of engineering and professor of biomedical engineering and chemical engineering, has been appointed chair of the Diversity Task Force of the Undergraduate Experience Committee within the Engineering Deans Council of the American Society for Engineering Education. Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education...

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S. J. Paddison Seminar

Sep. 19, 2011—Multi-scale structure/function modeling of fuel cell electrolytes September 19, 2011, SC 5326 S. J. Paddison Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 U.S.A. Proton exchange membranes (PEMs) are the electrolyte in current state-of-the-art fuel cells and function as not only the separator of the electrodes and reactant gases (H2 and O2) but...

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Engineering School moves up to No. 34 in U.S. News rankings

Sep. 13, 2011—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering moved up two places to No. 34 among engineering schools whose highest degree awarded is a doctorate in the 2012 Best Colleges rankings released by U.S. News & World Report Sept. 13. The School of Engineering tied with the University of California-Davis, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of...

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School of Engineering recruits three new faculty members

Sep. 2, 2011—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of three new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff.  They are William Grissom, Matthew Walker and Pietro Valdastri. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering William Grissom’s research interests include applications of signal processing and numerical optimization in magnetic resonance imaging, with a particular focus on interventional...

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