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Biomedical engineering professor named a Fellow of optics society

Mar. 4, 2019—Audrey Ellerbee Bowden has been named a Fellow of SPIE, international society for optics and photonics, “for achievements in optical coherence tomography.” Bowden, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has developed several new system designs that advance optical coherence tomography, an imaging technique that provides high-resolution imaging of subsurface tissue structures. She works with clinicians to...

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Weiss, Mahadevan-Jansen honored by OSA; Weiss also named SPIE Fellow

Jan. 17, 2018—Two engineering professors have been named fellows of The Optical Society (OSA), a leading international association for optics and photonics. Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Sharon Weiss, a professor of electrical engineering, received the distinction “for contributions expanding the use of silicon in photonics and optoelectronics, and especially for designing and demonstrating highly sensitive porous-silicon...

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Grand opening of nanoscale research facilities wows crowd

Oct. 27, 2017—Excited visitors got a firsthand look Tuesday at the new, state-of-the-art facilities for the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, with the showpiece being a 10,000-square-foot, commercial-grade cleanroom. About 300 people attended the grand opening celebration. The VINSE Cleanroom in the Engineering and Science Building more than triples the space researchers have used in...

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Jansen to receive Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award

Feb. 11, 2015—E. Duco Jansen will receive the Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award in April at the 35th annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Jansen, associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering and neurological surgery, was selected for his outstanding contributions to laser...

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New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

Nov. 18, 2010—Using beams of light to allow amputees not only to control but also to feel the movement of prosthetic limbs is the ambitious goal of a new $5.6 million Department of Defense initiative. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is tapping the new and rapidly growing field of “neurophotonics” to overcome one the biggest technical...

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Professors Jansen: A story of life, love and research

Jun. 18, 2008—  He is tall and lanky with the broad features typical of a Netherlander; she is diminutive and refined, reflecting her East Indian heritage. But with all of their differences, one would be hard pressed to find a more complementary couple than Duco and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen. “You couldn’t find two more opposite people in every...

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