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June, 2022

Three engineering faculty win Vanderbilt grants to support early-stage pioneering research

Jun. 29, 2022—Three engineering faculty members have received grants to support the early stages of pioneering research projects identified as likely candidates for further funding from federal, foundation and industry sponsors. Spring 2022 Seeding Success Grants were awarded to 14 faculty and are the second cycle of the internal early investment funding initiative. The grants, awarded to faculty spanning the...

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Three engineering students receive awards for humanitarian projects this summer

Jun. 28, 2022—Three engineering undergraduates have received awards from the Nichols Humanitarian Fund to work on humanitarian projects during the summer academic break. The Nichols Humanitarian Fund is a companion scholarship fund to the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal and 32 Vanderbilt students received awards in 2022. Westin Bate is a biomedical engineering major, ’23, from Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan....

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Vanderbilt engineering professor killed in West Virginia helicopter crash

Jun. 27, 2022—Kevin Warren, research associate professor of electrical engineering, died Wednesday, June 22, in a helicopter crash in the West Virginia mountains. Warren, 51, was one of six passengers on a tour aboard a Vietnam era Bell UH-1B Huey chopper during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts. The vintage chopper crashed...

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Charleson Bell named to Harvard Business School 2022 Young American Leaders

Jun. 22, 2022—Charleson Bell, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering and director of biomedical innovation, biodesign and I-Corps at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, has been selected by Global Action Platform for the Young American Leaders Program at Harvard Business School. Charleson Bell The program convenes leaders from 15 U.S. cities who are working across sectors to help their...

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Two engineering faculty members named 2022 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 15, 2022—Engineering professors John T. Wilson and Karl Zelik join 11 outstanding faculty members from across the university as the 2022 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The cohort comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty. “Vanderbilt’s faculty drive the pathbreaking research and transformative education that set our university apart,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program...

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Vanderbilt rocket team earns 2022 NASA Student Launch Project Award

Jun. 14, 2022—The Vanderbilt rocket team won the coveted NASA Student Launch Project Review Award for the best documentation of the project progress through 2021-2022. The national Student Launch rocketry competition was held in April and results were announced June 3. This is Vanderbilt’s 15th year to participate in the annual NASA event and teams have won the...

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Kidambi wins Department of Energy Early Career funding for isotope separation research

Jun. 8, 2022—Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected to receive funding for research as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. The program is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career period, when many scientists conduct...

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Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus George Hahn dies

Jun. 8, 2022—George Thomas Hahn, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, died June 7, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. Funeral services will be held June 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Congregation Micah. The service will be streamed online. Hahn served the Vanderbilt School of Engineering for 18 years with distinction until his retirement in 1998. Prior to joining the...

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