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Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename a design lab in professor’s honor

Oct. 26, 2021—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering have launched an initiative to renovate and rename a biomedical engineering design lab in honor of BME professor Matthew Walker III. Walker, a professor of the practice of biomedical engineering and associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, died unexpectedly April 24, 2021, at...

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BME alumnus Ash Jayagopal named Chief Scientific Officer of Opus Genetics

Oct. 21, 2021—Opus Genetics, a patient-focused gene therapy company developing treatments for orphan inherited retinal diseases, has announced a key appointment to its founding executive team. Ash Jayagopal has joined the company as Chief Scientific Officer. Jayagopal, BE’03, MS’05, PhD’08, is a biomedical engineering graduate who also served as an assistant professor in the departments of ophthalmology...

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Kyser Miree Scholarship supporters rise to the challenge in memory of beloved alumnus

Jul. 14, 2021—2021 marks 10th anniversary of Miree’s passing; Scholarship match deadline is Aug. 31 This spring marked the 10th anniversary of the Kyser Miree Scholarship, which was established to recognize the life and leadership of the late Kyser Miree, BE’09. In recognition of this milestone and in hopes of reaching an endowment of $1,000,000, a matching gift challenge was...

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Vanderbilt engineering alum named Acubed CEO

Jun. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Zsolt Lattmann, MS’10 and PhD’16 in electrical engineering, has been named CEO of Acubed, founded in 2015 as an innovation center of global aerospace leader Airbus. “Zsolt will bring to the CEO position his leadership experience at Acubed. His professional experience and his know-how in combining software and hardware solutions make him...

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Faculty, students to honor late professor Matthew Walker III in virtual memorial May 8

May. 4, 2021—Matthew Walker III (Vanderbilt University) Faculty, students, administrators and friends of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine will hold a memorial to honor professor and mentor Matthew Walker III. Walker was a beloved professor and mentor who developed and taught Vanderbilt University’s biomedical engineering design curriculum and served as the associate director of...

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Dean Fauchet issues Power Hour match challenge for Vanderbilt Giving Day, April 7

Apr. 1, 2021—From 11 to noon Wednesday, April 7, engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet will match gifts from donors to the school that reach a total of $2,500 during a ‘Power Hour’ challenge on Vanderbilt Giving Day. “Giving Day is an opportunity to help advance the school’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of...

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Spring 2021 Board of Visitors meeting is business and ceremony

Mar. 26, 2021—The 2021 spring School of Engineering Board of Visitors virtual meeting was not all business. The March 24 event included the introduction of a new Triple ‘Dore member, a ceremony to induct three new members to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and a Distinguished Friend of the School—all women, and an appearance and chat with...

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Alumna Jessica D. Haley joins engineering school’s Board of Visitors

Mar. 23, 2021—3M engineer Jessica D. Haley (BS’10, MS’10, PhD’15) has joined the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. She will attend the board’s virtual meeting today, which includes a ceremony to recognize the newest members of the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Circle of Distinguished Friends. While at Vanderbilt, the Jacksonville, Florida native simultaneously earned...

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