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Two Vanderbilt engineering professors receive NSF early career awards

Aug. 6, 2009—  Two assistant professors in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University have received prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards. Scott Guelcher, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will use the NSF CAREER award to study bioactive weight-bearing bone/polymer composites, which are emerging biological products that have the potential...

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VUSE space-defense institutes gain new home on Music Row

Jul. 15, 2009—The School of Engineering’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) and the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) anticipate further growth after relocation to new offices at 1025 16th Avenue South. The two institutes will move their combined 130 personnel in September to a building that provides approximately 40,000 square feet of lab, office...

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ChBE department awarded graduate fellowships through U.S. Department of Education

Jul. 10, 2009—Vanderbilt’s chemical and biomolecular engineering department was recently awarded fellowships through the U.S. Department of Education in the area of advanced materials through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. Each fellowship covers full tuition and provides an annual stipend of up to $30,000 for up to five graduate students for three...

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Sharon Weiss wins prestigious White House award

Jul. 9, 2009—  Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top young scientists with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Weiss...

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Dan Fleetwood is named Olin Henry Landreth Professor

Jul. 1, 2009—Vanderbilt University and the School of Engineering have named Professor Daniel M. Fleetwood to the Olin Henry Landreth Chair in Engineering. Landreth was Vanderbilt’s first professor of engineering and its first dean of engineering. This is a new chair within the School of Engineering and it has been made possible through a gift from an...

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Goldfarb team wins best paper award at ICORR 2009

Jun. 30, 2009—Mechanical engineering professor Michael Goldfarb and his team at VanderbiltUniversity received the IEEE-Best Paper Award at ICORR 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 11th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics June 23-26. After an extensive selection process, the prize for Best Paper Award was given to the authors of “Self-Contained Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis: Initial Evaluation on...

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Engineers work on technique to improve cochlear implantation process

Jun. 30, 2009—A new technique currently in testing at Vanderbilt could make cochlear implantation faster, safer and less invasive. If proven effective, the new technique could reduce surgery times from about two hours to as little as 20 minutes If proven effective, the new technique could reduce surgery times from about two hours to as little as...

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Gokhale receives Distinguished Professor award from Construction Industry Institute

Jun. 25, 2009—Sanjiv Gokhale, professor of the practice in civil engineering, is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Professor award by the Construction Industry Institute (CII). The award was created this year and will be presented at CII’s annual conference in July   In 2009, CII created a new recognition for full-time or adjunct faculty at graduate...

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