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November, 2016

Postdoctoral fellow earns Susan G. Komen grant to prevent breast cancer recurrence

Nov. 9, 2016—A postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was recently awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant from the Susan G. Komen organization to develop new approaches to combat breast cancer recurrence Sema Sevimli, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, is a fellow in the lab of John T. Wilson,...

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Three engineering faculty named to Vanderbilt’s new research council

Nov. 8, 2016—  (Vanderbilt University)   Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Three engineering faculty members join 15 faculty from colleges and schools named to the inaugural Vanderbilt University Research Council by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente. The engineering faculty members are Doug Adams, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and...

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Biomedical engineering department pioneer, emeritus professor Ensign Johnson dies

Nov. 7, 2016—An emeritus professor who early in his career was one of three faculty members to lay the foundation for the biomedical engineering department at Vanderbilt University died Nov. 3, 2016, in Nashville. L. Ensign Johnson, Jr., 85, was a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering from 1959 to 1999. His research focus included reliability,...

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Schmidt, White, peers across Vanderbilt teach mobile cloud computing to diverse majors

Nov. 4, 2016—Thanks to the Cross-College Teaching Initiative that began this semester, Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and computer engineering, and Jules White, assistant professor of computer science, launched the University Course Tackling Big Questions with Mobile Cloud Computing. An integral part of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, University Courses count for credit and invite professors, mentors,...

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Vanderbilt’s innovation space – Wond’ry – hosts grand opening

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s new cross-disciplinary innovation space, the Wond’ry, will host an open house as part of its grand opening celebration between 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Student ambassadors, Vanderbilt faculty and Wond’ry staff will lead tours of the new 13,000-square-foot space, located in the university’s Innovation Pavilion adjacent to the new Engineering...

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Professor makes high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps

Nov. 2, 2016—by David Salisbury | Nov. 2, 2016, 9:00 AM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter » SHARELINES Tweet“MacGyver-ing” high-performance batteries out of scrap metal, laundry soap and a glass jar Each year the U.S. produces hundreds of millions of tons of metal scrap like this, which was photographed at the PSC...

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