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Selected Awards


Douglas Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a professor of mechanical engineering as well as civil and environmental engineering and serves as chair of the latter department.

Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Littlejohn Faculty Fellow, received an NSF CAREER Award.

Prodyot (P.K.) Basu was named Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus. He joined the engineering school faculty in 1984.

Audrey Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow and associate professor
of biomedical engineering, was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows and the Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellows.

Joshua D. Caldwell, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was named a 2020 Materials Research Society fellow and an inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellow.

Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, was elected to the board of directors of TennSMART, a public-private consortium whose goal is to create a technology roadmap and strategic plan for intelligent mobility issues in Tennessee.

Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering’s associate dean for research, was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mark Does, professor of biomedical engineering, was selected as a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Craig Duvall, professor of biomedical engineering, was named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor in Engineering. He also was selected a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Daniel M. Fleetwood, Olin H. Landreth Professor of Engineering, was named an AAAS Fellow. He is a professor of electrical engineering.

Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was named an inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellow. She also received a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2020 and the Materials Research Society Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award.

Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received an NSF CAREER grant and an Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship.

Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received an NSF CAREER grant.

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was elected a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. Additionally, an optical imaging technology she developed in partnership with a medical device company won a 2019 R&D 100 Award.

Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, was named an AAAS Fellow. A professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, she also was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute
of Chemical Engineers.

Victoria Morgan, associate professor of biomedical engineering and radiology and radiological sciences, was elected as a fellow of AIMBE.

K. Arthur Overholser, who served Vanderbilt from 1971 through 2019, was named Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Emeritus.

Marjan Rafat, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was awarded a Young
Investigator Grant by the Breast Cancer Alliance.

Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Nilanjan Sarkar was named the David K. Wilson Chair in Engineering. He is a professor of mechanical engineering and chairs the department.

Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, was elected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Matthew Walker III, professor of the practice of biomedical engineering, was elected as a Fellow
of AIMBE.

Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical and electrical engineering, was selected as the new faculty liaison with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.



Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in ,October 2020