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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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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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Vanderbilt robot teams, nano-engineering projects win young faculty NSF awards

May. 27, 2007—Young Vanderbilt engineering faculty have netted prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their innovations. Computer Scientist Julie A. Adams won a 2007 CAREER award for her human-robot teaming project, while mechanical engineer Deyu Li won the award for his research in nanochannels used in drug discovery and drug-detection devices. Assistant Professor of...

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Vanderbilt engineer wins NSF award for innovative Internet system

Mar. 7, 2007—Professor Yi Cui has gotten recognition – and funding – for his novel idea that could give YouTube a run for its money. The Vanderbilt assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research into peer-to-peer networking to enable peer-to-peer multimedia streaming over the...

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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 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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