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VU engineering school names new chemical engineering department chair

Apr. 1, 2008—Peter N. Pintauro has been named chair of the chemical engineering department at Vanderbilt University. Pintauro, presently the Kent Hale Smith Professor of Engineering and chair of the chemical engineering department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, was selected after a yearlong national search. Pintauro, who has won numerous awards for teaching and...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News


Todd Giorgio named chair of biomedical engineering

Mar. 19, 2008—Todd D. Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He succeeds Thomas R. Harris, Orrin Henry Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering, who is retiring in May. “While conducting a national search for a successor to Harris, we became convinced that Todd Giorgio would be...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News


Sharon Weiss receives NSF CAREER Award

Mar. 3, 2008—Sharon M. Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award. She will receive $400,000 over five years to support her efforts to achieve faster and more accurate detection of biological and chemical materials by using portable porous silicon waveguides. Her work has impact...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Dean Galloway meets with Sen. Bob Corker to discuss governmental support for engineering education

Feb. 27, 2008—VUSE Dean Kenneth Galloway, joined by engineering students and deans from across the state, met with Senator Bob Corker in his Washington, D.C., office on February 27 to discuss the future of engineering education in Tennessee. Among the topics of discussion was government funding of university engineering programs. Front row, from left to right: Dr....

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Vanderbilt engineers part of $2.8 million grant to link war fighters to global information grid

Feb. 4, 2008—A computer freeze-up in the office is a hassle. In a fighter jet peppered with enemy fire, it’s a crisis. Getting the increasingly large and complex systems people have come to rely on to interface and interact without shutting down has been the focus of engineering professor Doug Schmidt’s career. As part of a recent...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Klein Keynote Speaker at STEM Think Tank 2008

Feb. 4, 2008—Stacy Klein, associate dean for outreach at Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and associate professor of the practice of biomedical engineering, gave the keynote speech at the STEM Think Tank 2008. Eighty-five leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for girls participated in the conference, which took place Jan. 31- Feb.1, 2008, at Nashville’s Harpeth...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News


Jaeger’s team finishes 16th in class in Rolex 24

Jan. 27, 2008—  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Cincinnati’s Brad Jaeger, BE’07, competed well in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Feb. 2-3. He crossed the finish line in 16th place in the top class, Daytona Prototype, the team’s Kodak Doran Ford. “My first two stints were pretty uneventful,” Jaeger said. “I was the first driver to...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News


Prof. Li edits new reference book on micro-, nanofluidics

Jan. 22, 2008—A new reference book on microfluidics and nanofluidics, edited by Dongqing Li, the H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt, is scheduled for release in May by Springer Publishers in New York. The three-volume, 2,900-page Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics contains more than 1,600 illustrations and 750 entries by more than 250 internationally...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research


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