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Engineering School is No. 37 in 2021 U.S. News undergraduate program rankings

Sep. 14, 2020—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 37 in the U.S. News & World Report’s  2021 Best Colleges rankings released today. The school is tied with Brown University, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Virginia. MIT is ranked No. 1. The U.S. News rankings of the 206 undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, and where the...

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Engineering school announces 2020 alumni honorees, distinguished friend

Sep. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Robert D. Finfrock Jr. and James L. Johnson Jr. have been named Distinguished Alumni and Professor Eugene LeBoeuf has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be celebrated at the school’s Board of Visitors virtual meeting Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. A March ceremony honoring the 2020 members...

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Bell siblings reflect Vanderbilt’s culture of innovation

Sep. 9, 2020—By Jenna Somers Charleson Bell Charleson Bell, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering and National Science Foundation I-Corps consultant at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, and Charreau Bell, senior data scientist at the Data Science Institute, share a lot in common. They are siblings, business partners, innovators and entrepreneurs. As a power pair who has...

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Grissom awarded $1.4 million NIH grant to develop smaller, quieter MRI system

Sep. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt engineers have received a $1.4 million NIH grant to work toward a compact, silent, less expensive and potentially portable MRI device. The team, led by William Grissom, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will develop new hardware, including low-field radio frequency transmission coils and amplifiers, and software that will together translate signals measured from the...

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Reinhart-King receives 2020 Chancellor’s Award for Research

Aug. 28, 2020—Cynthia Reinhart-King is one of five Vanderbilt professors who received a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 27, 2020. This award recognizes faculty excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Honorees each receive a cash prize $2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. The annual event took...

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School of Engineering announces two faculty appointments, EECS chair

Aug. 25, 2020—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of two new faculty members to its full-time teaching staff and the appointment of a chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Tyler Derr joins the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an assistant professor and as a research fellow with...

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Does named Fellow of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 

Aug. 11, 2020—Mark Does, professor of biomedical engineering has been selected as a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. His research program focuses on developing and applying MRI methods to quantitatively characterize various properties and/or compositions of tissue. It includes developing models of nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation and water diffusion in tissue, development...

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Duvall named Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Aug. 10, 2020—Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Duvall and his research program focus on development of technologies for controlled drug release, tissue regeneration and therapeutics, and delivery of intracellular-acting biologic drugs such as siRNA and peptide therapeutics. The applications of these technologies...

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