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Caldwell is 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt professor Joshua D. Caldwell has been selected as a 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow. The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the society’s spring meeting in Phoenix in April. The fellowship recognizes Caldwell for pioneering contributions to the understanding and utilization of polar semiconductors for power electronics and infrared nanophotonics, and for his volunteerism...

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Engineering professor wins Sloan Research Fellowship award

Feb. 17, 2020—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given annually to the brightest researchers early in their careers. She is among 126 recipients across the United States and Canada who were announced Feb. 12 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship, which...

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Fellowship extends Ndukaife’s lab-on-chip work to Nigeria

Jun. 26, 2018—An award-winning Vanderbilt School of Engineering researcher will work with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka on development and testing of a lab-on-a-chip device for isolation and concentration of e-coli bacteria. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Justus Ndukaife has used plasmonics to develop a new kind of nanotweezers that can rapidly trap and detect molecules, viruses...

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Two engineering seniors to explore the world as Keegan Traveling Fellows

May. 2, 2017—One engineering senior wants to learn how fathers in different cultures impact family dynamics while another senior wonders if traditional cures are getting replaced by the spread of Western medicine, and what that means for those cultures. To both, the exploration is personal. Vanderbilt University has awarded its 2017 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship to...

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BME doctoral student receives NDSEG Fellowship

Sep. 19, 2014—Oscar Ayala, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. Ayala’s fellowship is awarded through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Awarded annually to only about 200 students who...

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Zhang awarded Oronzio de Nora Industrial Electrochemistry Fellowship

Nov. 22, 2010—Angela Zhang, a post-doctoral research associate in Professor Peter Pintauro’s laboratory, is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Oronzio de Nora Industrial Electrochemistry Fellowship of Electrochemical Society. Her research is focused on the design, preparation, and evaluation of new protonexchange membranes and membrane-electrode-assemblies for hydrogen/air and direct methanol fuel cells. She is currently working on...

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