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October, 2011

Senior Dean joins engineering accreditation board’s Academic Advisory Council

Oct. 27, 2011—  K. Arthur Overholser, senior associate dean of the school of engineering and professor of biomedical engineering and chemical engineering, has been selected to join ABET’s (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) Academic Advisory Council. The AAC’s inaugural meeting was October 2010. The council provides a formal means for the academic community to share its...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News

Michael J. Levene Seminar

Oct. 26, 2011—Clinical Application of Fluctuation Spectroscopy and Multiphoton Microscopy October 31st, 2011, SC 5326 3:00 p.m. Michael J. Levene Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Fluctuation spectroscopy is a powerful technique for measuring diffusion, chemical kinetics and photophysics that has been used by the Biophysics community for over 40 years, yet to...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Giorgio is BMES 2011 Fellow

Oct. 24, 2011—Todd Giorgio, professor and chair of the biomedical engineering department at Vanderbilt University, is a member of the 2011 class of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Fellows. The six newly elected fellows were nominated by their peers and elected by the BMES Fellows Committee chaired by board member Nicholas A. Peppas of the University of Texas....

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Engineering’s Distinguished Alumnus Award bestowed on energy chiefs, business leader

Oct. 20, 2011—Three accomplished graduates were inducted into the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni during an Engineering Celebration Dinner held Oct. 20 at the university’s Student Life Center. The 2011 dinner also was a major event in the School’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. More than 300 alumni, faculty and friends who are members...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering News

Fighting Cancer with Nanoparticle Medicines

Oct. 14, 2011—Talk by Mark E. Davis, Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. First of four lectures in The John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture series to mark the School of Engineering’s 125th anniversary in 2011-2012.

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Fall 2011 Engineering Industry Career Day report

Oct. 11, 2011—The Vanderbilt Career Center (VCC) hosted an Engineering Industry Career Day at the Student Life Center with 57 companies from across the nation in attendance on Sept. 27. Industry Career Days are invitation-only events which offer a smaller, more intimate atmosphere in order to facilitate connections between employers and Vanderbilt’s top talent. Nearly 400 students...

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Deyu Li Seminar

Oct. 9, 2011—Manipulation of Energy and Mass Transport at Micro/Nanoscale for Engineering Applications October 10th, 2011, SC 5326 Deyu Li Department of Mechanical Engineering Vanderbilt University Micro/Nanoscale energy and mass transport attracts much attention over the past decade because it involves rich physics and has extensive applications. In this talk, I will discuss some research on manipulating...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Yaqiong Xu receives NSF career development award

Oct. 4, 2011—What happens when you attach DNA and other biomolecules to tiny molecular tubes called nanotubes? Answering this question is the goal of the research of Yaqiong Xu, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and physics, who has been awarded one of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development grants. According to the National Science...

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