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May, 2014

Kristin Poole awarded an SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

May. 29, 2014—Biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate Kristin Poole has been awarded a 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for her potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. Poole’s research focus is optical imaging methods for evaluating the arteries response to ischemia – a partial...

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Pintauro elected as AIChE Fellow

May. 27, 2014—Peter Pintauro, H. Eugene McBrayer Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Fellowship in AIChE represents the highest grade of membership in the 45,000-member organization, which is dedicated to promoting excellence in chemical engineering through advancing career development, education and professional standards. The election...

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Fellowship offers grad student a six-month research stint at Germany’s Merck

May. 22, 2014—Chemical engineering graduate student Ethan Self has received a DAAD Rise Fellowship. He will travel in June to Darmstadt, Germany, to work for six months at Merck KGaA. Self, from Mattoon, Illinois, is a third-year doctoral student who works in the lab of Peter Pintauro, H. Eugene McBrayer Professor of Chemical Engineering. Self’s research is...

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Giorgio elected chair of AIMBE’s Academic Council

May. 22, 2014—Todd Giorgio, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) as its Academic Council Chair for 2014-2016. Giorgio was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the Academic Council. Giorgio has recently served as the chair of the Council of Chairs...

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Engineering graduate student 2014 recipient of the H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award

May. 21, 2014—School of Engineering graduate student Matthew Brodt is the recipient of the 2014 H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award given by the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division of the Electrochemical Society. The award honors the memory of H. H. Dow and was established in 1990 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists in...

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Clinton Presidential Foundation awards student with scholarship to study abroad at American University in Dubai

May. 20, 2014—Junior civil engineering student Zach Elliott of Winston-Salem, North Carolina has been awarded one of ten William Jefferson Clinton Scholarships and is spending his summer studying at the American University in Dubai while working with one of the largest civil engineering firms in the Middle East. In partnership with American University in Dubai, the Clinton...

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Liberating devices from their power cords

May. 19, 2014—Close-up of structural supercapacitor. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building the capacity to store electrical energy directly into a wide range of products, such as...

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Traffic accident claims life of engineering graduate

May. 19, 2014—Justin David Langford, 23, a 2013 mechanical engineering graduate, died May 17 as the result of a May 14 traffic accident in Flagstaff, Arizona. Langford, of Zionsville, Indiana, was driving a flat-bed utility truck during performance calibration activities when the accident occurred. While at Vanderbilt Langford was involved in the Aerospace Club, the V-Squared mentoring...

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