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Dean Fauchet recognizes outstanding 2021 engineering graduates

May. 12, 2021—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced outstanding 2021 engineering graduates, school and department award recipients. A video is here. Samantha Avery Speer of Westlake Village, California, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. She is graduating with a bachelor of science degree as a double major in computer science and mathematics...

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Dean Fauchet announces 2021 annual awards and faculty promotions

May. 11, 2021—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced the promotions of engineering faculty members May 11 at the final faculty meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. He also announced four additional school awards. Eric Barth and Haoxiang Luo in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have been promoted to full professor with tenure. Four faculty members have been promoted to associate...

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Widely used software, developed by Young Lab, tops 1,000 academic licenses

Apr. 15, 2021—INCA enables robust metabolic tracer studies A software tool for metabolic analysis developed by a Vanderbilt chemical engineer recently passed 1,000 total academic licenses and is the most licensed software on the university’s online licensing and e-commerce platform. Additionally, it was the third highest revenue generator on the platform, VU e-Innovations, for 2020. About 20...

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Design Day on April 30 will be an interactive, virtual environment

Apr. 11, 2021—Senior Design Day 2021 will highlight dozens of problem-solving projects developed over the 2020-21 academic year by teams of students, though the format is a bit different this year. The annual celebration and showcase of ingenuity will take place in a custom, interactive virtual environment and feature video presentations by student teams. The online Design...

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Dean Fauchet issues Power Hour match challenge for Vanderbilt Giving Day, April 7

Apr. 1, 2021—From 11 to noon Wednesday, April 7, engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet will match gifts from donors to the school that reach a total of $2,500 during a ‘Power Hour’ challenge on Vanderbilt Giving Day. “Giving Day is an opportunity to help advance the school’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of...

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Spring 2021 Board of Visitors meeting is business and ceremony

Mar. 26, 2021—The 2021 spring School of Engineering Board of Visitors virtual meeting was not all business. The March 24 event included the introduction of a new Triple ‘Dore member, a ceremony to induct three new members to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and a Distinguished Friend of the School—all women, and an appearance and chat with...

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Alumna Jessica D. Haley joins engineering school’s Board of Visitors

Mar. 23, 2021—3M engineer Jessica D. Haley (BS’10, MS’10, PhD’15) has joined the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. She will attend the board’s virtual meeting today, which includes a ceremony to recognize the newest members of the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Circle of Distinguished Friends. While at Vanderbilt, the Jacksonville, Florida native simultaneously earned...

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A drop of rubbing alcohol and office laminator provides manufacturability boost for single atom thick membranes

Mar. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers used  a drop of rubbing alcohol, an office laminator and creativity to develop scalable processes for manufacturing single atom thin membranes. Their membranes outperformed state-of-the-art commercial dialysis membranes and the approach is fully compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing. Details of the imaginative experiment are recently published in the journal of the Royal Chemistry Society:...

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