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New endowed chair honors Professor Peter Pintauro

Jun. 22, 2009—Recognized for his work in the field of fuel cell membranes and electrochemical engineering, Professor Peter N. Pintauro, chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, is the first holder the H. Eugene McBrayer Chair in Chemical Engineering in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.   An event to introduce Pintauro as holder of the...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research


Vanderbilt software engineers, physicians pioneer an advanced sepsis detection and management system

Jun. 15, 2009—When Jason Martin gives a talk about his research, he begins with the dramatic story of Mariana Bridi da Costa: The young Brazilian supermodel died from severe sepsis in January after amputation of both her hands and feet failed to stop its spread. Martin, who is a fellow in allergy, pulmonary and critical care medicine,...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Kosson receives international award at conference in France

Jun. 10, 2009—David S. Kosson, chair of civil and environmental engineering, received the 2009 ISCOWA Award given by the International Society for the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials at the WASCON meeting in Lyon, France June 5.   The ISCOWA award is given to one individual every three years who is recognized by...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research


Motorsports secures strong overall finish at Formula SAE competition in Michigan

Jun. 1, 2009—Vanderbilt Motorsports secured a strong 26th place overall finish at this year’s Formula SAE competition held at Michigan International Speedway May 13-16. The event, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), attracted over 90 registered teams from around the world, including colleges and universities from Austria, Singapore, Venezuela, Brazil, and more. Overall honors went...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Dean Kenneth Galloway elected chairman of national board of engineering deans

May. 19, 2009—Kenneth Galloway, dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, has been elected by his national peers to a two-year term as chair of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board The Engineering Deans Council includes more than 300 deans of engineering across the United States and is one of the leadership organizations of the American Society for...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Jansen to lead American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

May. 15, 2009—E. Duco Jansen, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery, recently was elected president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. The ASLMS is the world’s largest and preeminent scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It has more than 4,300...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research


ME Students receive awards at Senior Reception

May. 13, 2009—Distinguished awards were presented May 7 to five seniors and three design teams at a reception hosted by the mechanical engineering department in honor of the department’s graduating seniors. More than 200 people, including seniors and their families, and the ME faculty attended the gala reception in Featheringill Hall’s Adams Atrium. The ME Program Award...

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Mechanical Engineering News


Chancellor presents a Founder’s Medal to Arunan Skandarajah

May. 12, 2009—The 2009 Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering is Arunan Skandarajah, who graduated May 8 at the top of the graduating class in the School of Engineering with a BE degree in biomedical engineering. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos presented the medal to Skandarajah during Commencement ceremonies.   A Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholar, Skandarajah has worked...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News


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