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Two new endowed chair recipients in engineering honored at celebration

Feb. 28, 2020—Two engineering faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Student Life Center. They were among nine Vanderbilt faculty members who are recipients of chairs. The engineering professors are: Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar, David K. Wilson Chair in...

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David Merryman receives engineering’s inaugural Walters Family Chair

Sep. 16, 2019—Biomedical Engineering Professor David Merryman has received the School of Engineering’s inaugural Walters Family Chair. Merryman was recognized by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean, during a ceremony Sept. 16 at the Student Life Center. “I am very honored to receive the recognition of being the...

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Webster named Richard A. Schroeder Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Feb. 28, 2019—Robert J. Webster III, whose work has led to tools and methods for surgeries that require little or no incision, has been named the Richard A. Schroeder Chair in Mechanical Engineering. He is among Vanderbilt University’s newest endowed chair holders. In all, eight recipients were celebrated for their path-breaking scholarship and research by family members,...

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Dean Fauchet honored at endowed chair reception

May. 1, 2018—  Colleagues, friends and family gathered April 25 to honor eight Vanderbilt University faculty named to endowed chairs. Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, opened the ceremony by noting that 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt, but the tradition itself dates back nearly 300 years in America...

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Four engineering faculty members receive endowed professorships

Nov. 28, 2011—Four engineering professors received newly endowed chairs in late 2011, bringing the total of named chairs in the School of Engineering to 12. The recipients are Benoit Dawant and David Kosson, both named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Sankaran Mahadevan is the John...

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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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New endowed chair honors Professor Peter Pintauro

Jun. 22, 2009—Recognized for his work in the field of fuel cell membranes and electrochemical engineering, Professor Peter N. Pintauro, chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, is the first holder the H. Eugene McBrayer Chair in Chemical Engineering in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.   An event to introduce Pintauro as holder of the...

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