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Bardhan awarded prestigious career development grant for melanoma research

Mar. 23, 2018—A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor has received a prestigious Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Development Award to develop an innovative multi-modal imaging platform for melanoma diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Assistant Professor Rizia Bardhan will use novel immunoactive gold nanostructures (IGNs) in conjunction with PET scanning and Raman spectroscopy to assess tumor immunomarkers...

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Vorobeychik receives NSF career development award

Feb. 28, 2017—Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $518,000 grant – Adversarial Artificial Intelligence for Social Good – begins March 1, 2017. Vorobeychik combines approaches from artificial intelligence and game theory to solve important social problems, for instance, police and...

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NSF CAREER Award aids Landman’s big data brain modeling research

Feb. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt University big data researcher Bennett Landman has won a $436K National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal to aid understanding of brain development. Landman, assistant professor of electrical engineering, computer science and biomedical engineering, plans to use new methods of computer analysis plus images of tens of thousands of children’s brains to develop...

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Xue’s wireless networks research earns NSF Faculty Early Career Development award

Aug. 10, 2012—An electrical engineer who is attempting to make wireless communications more reliable has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development award. According to the National Science Foundation, these prestigious, five-year awards are given to exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed to the integration of research and education and are...

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Yaqiong Xu receives NSF career development award

Oct. 4, 2011—What happens when you attach DNA and other biomolecules to tiny molecular tubes called nanotubes? Answering this question is the goal of the research of Yaqiong Xu, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and physics, who has been awarded one of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development grants. According to the National Science...

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BME faculty member receives NSF CAREER award

Jun. 8, 2011—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering W. David Merryman has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. According to the National Science Foundation, CAREER awards support exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed to the integration of research and education and are likely to become the academic leaders of the...

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Two engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards

Feb. 15, 2011—Two junior engineering faculty members – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hak-Joon Sung and Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Robert J. Webster III – have been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development grants. According to the National Science Foundation, CAREER awards support exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed...

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Two faculty members receive NSF CAREER awards

Aug. 10, 2010—Two Vanderbilt engineering assistant professors have received prestigious 2010 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards. Jamey Young, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Haoxiang Luo, mechanical engineering, each received awards totaling $400,000, issued for the next five years. Young’s grant – Metabolic Determinants of Programmed Cell Death in Hepatic Lipotoxicity – will...

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