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Recent U.S. News Rankings

Mar. 6, 2006—Six Vanderbilt graduate engineering programs were ranked among the top 50 in the nation, according to the 2005 U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of leading graduate and professional schools. Biomedical engineering led Vanderbilt engineering programs with a rank of 19th, up one place from last year’s ranking. Other engineering programs in the top...

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Vanderbilt engineers lead unmanned space craft software initiative

Mar. 1, 2006—Since there will be no human pilots on the unmanned aerial vehicles and autonomous space craft of the future, the computers flying them will have to be pretty darned smart. Maybe even a few orders of magnitude smarter than the ones running “smart” equipment these days. This summer Vanderbilt engineering researchers kicked off a $5...

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Vanderbilt engineer wins early career development award from NSF supporting his efforts to improve smart device design

Jan. 2, 2006—T. John Koo, assistant professor of computer engineering, has been recognized with a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Faculty Early Career Development awards are considered NSF’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members. Koo will receive $400,000 over five years to support his efforts to pioneer a new approach that will...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor named IEEE fellow

Dec. 16, 2005—IEEE, the international electrical engineering association, has named biomedical engineering professor Robert Galloway an IEEE Fellow. The prestigious fellowship was bestowed in recognition of his “leadership in the field of image-guided therapy.” IEEE Fellowships are granted following a rigorous evaluation process by the Fellow Committee and a vote by the IEEE Board of Directors. Galloway’s...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research

Simulations by Vanderbilt researchers suggest possible impact of buckyballs on DNA

Dec. 7, 2005—Soccer-ball-shaped “buckyballs” are the most famous players on the nanoscale field, presenting tantalizing prospects of revolutionizing medicine and the computer industry. Since their discovery in 1985, engineers and scientists have been exploring the properties of these molecules for a wide range of applications and innovations. But could these microscopic spheres represent a potential environmental hazard?...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research

Vanderbilt engineer receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award for nano-fiber concrete research

Dec. 5, 2005—“Cast in concrete” is not all it’s cracked up to be. Concrete structures from bridges to condominium complexes are susceptible to cracks, corrosion and other forces of natural and man-made chemical assault and degradation. Aging structures can be repaired, but at significant cost. Florence Sanchez, civil and environmental engineering assistant professor, is looking into the...

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Biomedical pioneer to speak on tissue engineering and drug-delivery innovations

Nov. 5, 2005—Credited with launching the fields of sustained drug delivery and tissue engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Institute Professor Robert S. Langer will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture at Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Recognized as one of the most prolific medical inventors in history, Langer holds more...

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‘Lab-on-chip’ technology expert joins Vanderbilt as H. Fort Flowers Professor

Sep. 14, 2005—Dongqing Li — an international leader in “lab-on-a-chip” biotechnology who is joining Vanderbilt as the new H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering — dreams of creating a miniature, portable laboratory the size of a business card, capable of on-the-scene diagnosis of diseases and rapid detection of biochemical warfare agents. Even before joining the Vanderbilt...

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