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Kidambi receives NSF Early Career Award to support atomically thin membrane research

Jan. 10, 2020—Piran Kidambi has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $500,000 grant—Deconstructing Proton Transport through Atomically Thin Membranes—begins July 1, 2020. Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will use the award to support his research on membrane technology. His work focuses on  atomically-thin two-dimensional materials that allow...

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Vanderbilt chemical engineering champion, masterful teacher Karl B. Schnelle has died

Dec. 9, 2019—A pioneer in environmental engineering and book author, a masterful teacher and mentor, Karl B. Schnelle Jr. is remembered by scores of former students and faculty colleagues as a charismatic and generous Vanderbilt engineering professor who became a lifelong friend. Schnelle, 88, died Nov. 7, 2019, in Nashville. Professor Schnelle continued his work with students...

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Eminent molecular theorist Clare McCabe named AAAS Fellow

Nov. 26, 2019—Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for sustained excellence and novel contributions to molecular theory and simulation and for distinguished service to the field of chemical engineering. In research, McCabe is one of the most visible members of the molecular...

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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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