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Two engineering professors granted emeritus titles

May. 11, 2020—Two esteemed professors in the School of Engineering have been honored for their years of service and Vanderbilt University has bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty. K. Arthur Overholser is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Prodyot (P.K.) Basu is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus. A faculty member...

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Outstanding 2020 engineering graduates recognized

May. 8, 2020—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced 2020 awards and honors to seniors. A special recorded video also is available on the school’s Commencement website. Vanderbilt’s 2020 Commencement ceremonies and related events were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The university will hold a set of special events...

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19. “Since the beginning of this global crisis, Vanderbilt University has been called upon to use our research capabilities to address urgent needs due to the impacts of COVID-19,” said Interim Chancellor...

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Team makes breakthrough in separation science with sub-Angstrom precision

Apr. 24, 2020—An international research team that includes Vanderbilt engineers is the first to successfully separate two ions with very, very small size differences, a major advancement in separation science with widespread potential application. The process is first to achieve solute-solute separation with sub-Angstrom precision. An Angstrom is one hundred-millionth of a centimeter, or one-tenth of a...

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New PhDs’ work will fuel advancements in industry, medicine, academia

Apr. 21, 2020—Concerns about the novel coronavirus changed much on campus this spring, including how some doctoral candidates presented their research. But dissertation defenses proceeded, some of them virtually, maintaining the vital responsibility of a major research university to evaluate the work of Ph.D. candidates before they move on to their next posts. In fact, the impressive...

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Five engineering students appointed to 2020 graduating student committee

Apr. 14, 2020—A new advisory group composed of 22 students from the Class of 2020 will provide feedback and engage in planning their postponed Commencement ceremony and related events that will now take place in May 2021. The extraordinary action of delaying this year’s Commencement events, originally scheduled for May 6–8, was announced in order to protect...

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Twelve engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 9, 2020—Nine engineering doctoral students have been awarded a prestigious government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also have received NSF fellowships NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees for a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering,...

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Camp elected to board of Tennessee’s transportation consortium

Apr. 6, 2020—Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been 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. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on development of new tools and approaches to better understand current...

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