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  • Vanderbilt University

    BME researchers look at novel therapeutic approach to prevent hardened heart valves

    Merryman Heart valve disease has few non-surgical therapeutic options. To develop strategies for treating and preventing heart valve disease, W. David Merryman, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, and colleagues are studying the cellular signaling that leads to calcification (hardening) of the aortic valve. Previous studies have shown that… Read More

    Dec. 28, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Goldfarb among 10 electronics visionaries to watch: EE Times

    Michael Goldfarb Michael Goldfarb is one of 10 visionaries profiled by EE Times magazine in its December 2012 edition, Envisioning 2013. Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt, is among a group of eight humans, an avatar and a wireless networks center at MIT (with two human… Read More

    Dec. 21, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Bottle rockets pique middle schoolers interest in engineering

    Students from Wright Middle School showing the soda bottle rockets that they have made. (Susan Urmy / Vanderbilt) Frankie Corradetti stood in front of a class of enthusiastic but wriggly seventh graders. She was flanked on the right by an elaborate stand holding an upside-down… Read More

    Dec. 21, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Mechanical engineering alum is rising business leader in Ohio

    Jed Hunter Mechanical Engineering alumnus Jed Hunter (BE’96) has been recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine as one of 40 under 40 rising business leaders. Hunter, 38, is the area vice president and dealer principal for Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Penske Automotive Group. He oversees eight local car dealers selling vehicles… Read More

    Dec. 14, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering school benefactor William W. Featheringill dies

    William W. Featheringill, a Vanderbilt University Board of Trust member, alumnus and entrepreneur for whom Vanderbilt’s Featheringill Hall is named, died Sunday, Dec. 9. He was 70. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Independent Presbyterian Church, 3100 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham, Ala. Visitation will… Read More

    Dec. 11, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    New faculty: Rizia Bardhan finds solutions at the nanoscale

      Rizia Bardhan (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Rizia Bardhan has a large picture of Mahatma Gandhi in her office. “Gandhi has always been very special to me,” she said. “We share the same birthday. He exemplifies the power of perseverance.” Perseverance has carried the new assistant professor of… Read More

    Dec. 11, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Dean Philippe Fauchet’s vision is a focus on human needs

    By Nancy Wise Don’t look to politicians, governments, nonprofits or even rock stars to solve societal problems—look to engineers. That directive comes from Philippe Fauchet, who became dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering on July 1. Fauchet says human needs can be grouped into four core basics—medicine and… Read More

    Dec. 7, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    NSF grant to help engineers accelerate development of medical capsule robots

    Four Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty members have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create new tools, including a web-based modeling and simulation infrastructure, intended to help speed up the development of miniature medical capsule robots. The four-year project – Cyber-Physical Systems: Integrated Modeling,… Read More

    Dec. 6, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Surgery and engineering initiative offers funds to develop interventional medical devices

    The treatment of many diseases and serious health conditions has changed dramatically over the past two decades due to the availability of new interventional medical devices designed to improve health or alter the course of disease. The explosive growth of coronary intervention procedures has been fueled by new devices such… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Jeff Olmstead heeds call of the energy business

    Jeff Olmstead for a long time resisted the call of oil and gas that is in his blood. Last year, however, he took Dallas-based Mid-Con Energy public as its president and chief financial officer. Jeff Olmstead Olmstead, BE’99, majored in both electrical engineering and mathematics at Vanderbilt, and worked summers… Read More

    Dec. 4, 2012