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February, 2015

Jansen to receive Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award

Feb. 11, 2015—E. Duco Jansen will receive the Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award in April at the 35th annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Jansen, associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering and neurological surgery, was selected for his outstanding contributions to laser...

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Kosson receives U.S. academy’s environmental engineering certification

Feb. 9, 2015—David Kosson is the fourth Vanderbilt environmental engineering faculty member in three years to be accepted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a board certified environmental engineering member. He joins Eugene LeBoeuf, professor of civil engineering, who was accepted in December 2013; Steven L. Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear...

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Engineering dean announces creation of Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt

Feb. 6, 2015—School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has announced the establishment of The Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt. The newest research center in the school “will regroup not only the faculty members who focus on biomedical applications inside and outside engineering, but also those faculty members whose main research activities include other subfields of photonics,” Fauchet said....

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Engineering grad gets cameo in Nissan’s Super Bowl commercial

Feb. 6, 2015—Race car driver and engineering alumnus Brad Jaeger can be seen very briefly in a 90-second Nissan commercial during the 2015 Super Bowl on Feb. 1 featuring the relationship between a race car driver and his son and set to the 1974 folk song “Cat’s in the Cradle.” His cameo comes in the scene of...

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Better, faster, stronger: Tennis champ researching prosthetics that push the limits

Feb. 4, 2015—Eric Honert ranked as Colorado’s best collegiate tennis player last year. He spent the summer climbing as many of the Colorado Fourteeners – mountains with peaks of 14,000 feet elevation or higher – as he could fit in. He runs miles a day just for fun and enjoys even the brief 10 minutes it takes him...

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Fauchet honors engineering students in athletics, Army and Navy ROTC

Feb. 2, 2015—All of Vanderbilt University’s engineering students experience the tough classes, long nights of homework and challenging labs. But some push themselves even further, spending hours more on the court or field, or in Army and Navy ROTC programs. For a second year, they’re the ones Dean Philippe Fauchet honored with a special dinner -– 45...

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NSF CAREER Award aids Landman’s big data brain modeling research

Feb. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt University big data researcher Bennett Landman has won a $436K National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal to aid understanding of brain development. Landman, assistant professor of electrical engineering, computer science and biomedical engineering, plans to use new methods of computer analysis plus images of tens of thousands of children’s brains to develop...

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Engineering school’s 2015 distinguished friends, alumni honorees announced

Feb. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt engineering alumni James H. Littlejohn and Mark L. Reuss will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at a special event in April. Kenneth F. Galloway and James J. Truchard will inducted as inaugural members of the school’s newly-created Circle of Distinguished Friends. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes notable achievement,...

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