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  • Daphne Koller portrait

    Online education pioneer to deliver Hall Lecture October 2

    Daphne Koller Daphne Koller will present her ground-breaking work in free, universally accessible college education as the first guest speaker in the 2012 -2013 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series. The lecture – The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone – is Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4:10 p.m. Read More

    Aug. 31, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    A Conversation with Dean Philippe Fauchet

    Meet the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s new dean, Philippe Fauchet. Philippe Fauchet officially started work as dean of the school of engineering July 1, 2012. The new dean discusses his vision for the school. Read More

    Aug. 28, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Ten faculty members recognized for 25 years of service

    Ten engineering faculty members were recognized today for 25 years of service by Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos at the Fall Faculty Assembly: Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies (VCEMS) Bharat L. Bhuva, professor of electrical engineering… Read More

    Aug. 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    School announces new department chair, three faculty appointments

    The School of Engineering has announced the appointments of a new department chair and three new faculty members. George Hornberger George M. Hornberger, Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering, has been named chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering. He succeeds David S. Kosson who served 12 years… Read More

    Aug. 22, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    White House honors former Vanderbilt fullback and engineer Bara Cola

    Prof. Cola Baratunde “Bara” Cola, a Vanderbilt mechanical engineering graduate and former walk-on fullback on the Commodore football team, was named by President Obama on July 23 as one of 96 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor… Read More

    Aug. 17, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering senior and Vanderbilt football walk-on Marc Panu surprised with full scholarship

    A routine team meeting last week turned out to be anything but for senior chemical engineering major Marc Panu. After praising fullback Panu for his effort in practice the day before, Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin stunned his fourth-year walk-on by awarding him a full scholarship on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Read More

    Aug. 15, 2012

  • Chetan Kulkarni

    EECS graduate student receives top award for paper presented at AIAA conference

    Doctoral candidate Chetan S. Kulkarni, electrical engineering and computer science department, received the “Best Student Paper Award” at an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference June 19-21 in Garden Grove, Calif. The paper – “Physics-based Modeling and Prognostics of Electrolytic Capacitors” – is co-authored with his adviser, Professor… Read More

    Aug. 13, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Xue’s wireless networks research earns NSF Faculty Early Career Development award

    An electrical engineer who is attempting to make wireless communications more reliable has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development award. According to the National Science Foundation, these prestigious, five-year awards are given to exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed to the integration of… Read More

    Aug. 10, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt-led team to develop ‘microbrain’ to improve drug testing

      Take a millionth of a human brain and squeeze it into a special chamber the size of a mustard seed. Link it to a second chamber filled with cerebral spinal fluid and thread both of them with artificial blood vessels in order to create a microenvironment that makes the… Read More

    Aug. 8, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Secretary of Energy selects Kosson as member of key review committee

    David Kosson Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has assembled a group of independent technical experts to assess certain aspects of the design of a new, state-of-the art waste treatment plant that the Department of Energy is planning to construct on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington… Read More

    Aug. 3, 2012