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Peter Cummings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Nov. 13, 2019—Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering’s associate dean for research, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The designation FRSC is given to an elected Fellow who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry. Cummings is a globally recognized expert in molecular modeling...

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Chemical engineering undergraduates win top prizes at AIChE annual meeting

Nov. 12, 2019—Four chemical engineering students won top prizes in the 2019 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Nov. 10, 2019, at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Two students also won special university chapter awards. More than 350 students presented their research in poster format in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Orlando, Florida....

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Clare McCabe elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Nov. 12, 2019—Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She was recognized today at the 2019 AIChE annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Fellow is the highest grade of membership awarded by the AICHE and is achieved only through election by the organization’s Board...

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Tissue engineering expert to deliver Hall Lecture on lessons from use of biomaterials in surgery

Nov. 6, 2019—An expert in tissue engineering who recently received the prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award will deliver a public talk Nov. 18 about lessons learned from biomaterials used in orthopedics and plastic surgery. Jennifer Elisseeff is the fall 2019 speaker in The John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series. Elisseeff is the Morton Goldberg...

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Alert system for failing nuclear plant pipes uses thin films and sound vibrations

Oct. 24, 2019—A failing pipe can be tough to spot. It may cause a puddle, produce another sign of damage, or simply burst before detection. A flooded kitchen or laundry room is messy and inconvenient, but the stakes are much, much higher in nuclear power plants – which on average contain many miles of pipeline. As concern...

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Mary Ellen Ternes to lead the American College of Environmental Lawyers in 2020

Oct. 15, 2019—An American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fellow, one of only two attorney AIChE Fellows, is the president-elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, an organization dedicated to the development of environmental law at state and federal levels. Mary Ellen Ternes, BE’84, was elected at the organization’s annual meeting on Oct. 11, 2019. She will...

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Wilson awarded Komen breast cancer research grant

Sep. 25, 2019—An engineering professor has received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. His project is among 60 grants totaling $26 million awarded to researchers nationwide. Those initiatives are focused on improving outcomes for metastatic breast cancer, reducing disparities in survivorship and developing new, more effective treatments. John T. Wilson, assistant professor of...

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Research findings from national study of postdoctoral fellows subject of two-day symposium

Sep. 18, 2019—  Directors and managers of postdoctoral offices from universities across the United States met at Vanderbilt Sept. 5-7 to discuss research finding related to a national study of postdoctoral fellows, including those at Vanderbilt and fellows of Vanderbilt’s Academic Pathways initiative. The study, conducted by the Beyond the PhD Research Group led by Associate Professor of...

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