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November, 2011

Vanderbilt engineer named American Physical Society Fellow

Nov. 30, 2011—  Robert A. Weller, professor of electrical engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, and professor of physics, has been elected a fellow by the American Physical Society, or APS, one the world’s largest organizations for physicists, for contributions to the understanding of the interactions of radiation with microelectronic materials and devices. Weller’s current research...

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Four engineering faculty members receive endowed professorships

Nov. 28, 2011—Four engineering professors received newly endowed chairs in late 2011, bringing the total of named chairs in the School of Engineering to 12. The recipients are Benoit Dawant and David Kosson, both named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Sankaran Mahadevan is the John...

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LeVan is a Fellow of the AIChE

Nov. 21, 2011—The nation’s premier chemical engineering group has inducted M. Douglas LeVan, the J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering, as a Fellow. LeVan was inducted as a Fellow within the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the organization’s October annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. Only a minute percentage of AIChE members are inducted as Fellows....

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Sztipanovits quoted in Wall Street Journal article on software development

Nov. 17, 2011—According to the Wall Street Journal, GE will announce a $1 billion investment in software development over three years as it seeks to use software to make many of its products smarter and more profitable, as well as developing products capable of solving problems for customers. At the heart of the investment is a new...

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Shark Attack Victim Helps Researchers Develop World’s First Bionic Leg

Nov. 17, 2011—Craig Hutto received national TV coverage after losing a leg from a shark attack six years ago. Today, the 23-year-old works with engineering researchers at Vanderbilt University testing the world’s first bionic leg.

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12th Annual Nanoscience/Nanotechnology Forum report

Nov. 14, 2011—More than 100 faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research at Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities attended the 12th annual forum on Nov. 9 at Buttrick Hall. Each year the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering sponsors a full-day of presentations, poster sessions and demonstrations to highlight nanotechnology research. Keynote...

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Engineering seniors design a bio-inspired solar cell with EPA funding

Nov. 11, 2011—A team of Vanderbilt engineering seniors has been awarded $15,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to design a nature inspired large-scale solar cell.  The students, under the guidance of Kane Jennings, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, participating in this interdisciplinary senior design project...

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Catalyzing Energy Breakthroughs for a Secure American Future

Nov. 9, 2011—Watch video of Arun Majumdar, director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). This is the second Hall Lecture marking the School’s 125th anniversary.

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