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New School of Engineering faculty members strengthen critical research areas such as AI and clean energy

Aug. 16, 2022—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering has appointed nine new faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year, with research and teaching activities ranging from artificial intelligence and cyber security to medical devices and clean energy. Six of the new professors are computer science faculty who were recruited as part of Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university initiative...

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Paul Laibinis to chair Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Jul. 5, 2022—Paul E. Laibinis has been named chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, effective July 1. He succeeds Professor Kane Jennings, who served as department chair for nine years. Laibinis, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has served as associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in the department. He is a faculty...

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Two engineering faculty members named 2022 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 15, 2022—Engineering professors John T. Wilson and Karl Zelik join 11 outstanding faculty members from across the university as the 2022 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The cohort comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty. “Vanderbilt’s faculty drive the pathbreaking research and transformative education that set our university apart,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program...

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Kidambi wins Department of Energy Early Career funding for isotope separation research

Jun. 8, 2022—Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected to receive funding for research as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. The program is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career period, when many scientists conduct...

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Dean Fauchet recognizes outstanding 2022 engineering graduates

May. 12, 2022—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced outstanding 2022 engineering graduates, school and department award recipients. Shubham Gulati of Edmond, Oklahoma, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. Long Viet Than of Hanoi, Vietnam, will lead 2022 engineering undergraduates to their Commencement seats as the School of Engineering’s Banner Bearer....

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Dean Fauchet presents 2021-2022 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 10, 2022—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced the promotions of five engineering faculty members at the final School of Engineering faculty meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the May 10 meeting. Three faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor: Joshua Caldwell, mechanical engineering, effective Aug. 16, 2022;...

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Nineteen engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 29, 2022—Biomedical engineering nets more than any BME department in the country with 10 Sixteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a highly competitive government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also received NSF fellowships. NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees...

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School of Engineering is #3 in Giving Day 2022; Challenge gifts unlocked

Apr. 22, 2022—The Giving Day results are in: Almost 6,000 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, donated more than $5 million as of 11:00 a.m. on April 22, with donations still coming in.  At the conclusion of the event on April 21, the School of Engineering landed at #3 in the...

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