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New working group to assess environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt

Mar. 8, 2019—Two engineering deans are members of a new working group formed to assess the current status and plan for the advancement of environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt University. The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Assessment and Planning Working Group will report to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice...

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Fauchet announces new roles, responsibilities in dean’s office

Aug. 28, 2018—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, has announced a new structure for his office with a number of colleagues taking on new roles and responsibilities. “These decisions reflect thoughtful review of our goals, especially our plans for strategic initiatives and growth, and more effective use of the school’s tremendous...

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Research dean to teach molecular simulations ‘crash course’ to grad students in Beijing

Jun. 19, 2018—In a one-week intensive course in June, engineering’s associate dean for research will teach molecular simulations to 44 graduate students in Beijing. “I’m presenting a crash course for chemical engineering students on how to perform simulations of materials from the molecule up,” said Peter Cummings, also the John R. Hall Professor of Engineering. Cummings is...

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Vanderbilt’s Cummings to receive FOMMS 2018 Founders Medal

Mar. 19, 2018—Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor and associate dean for research, will receive the 2018 FOMMS Medal in July at the seventh triennial Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation conference where he will deliver the FOMMS Medal Lecture. The FOMMS Medal honors profound and lasting contributions by one or more individuals to the development of...

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Three engineering faculty named to Vanderbilt’s new research council

Nov. 8, 2016—  (Vanderbilt University)   Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Three engineering faculty members join 15 faculty from colleges and schools named to the inaugural Vanderbilt University Research Council by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente. The engineering faculty members are Doug Adams, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and...

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Engineering school builds bridge to local, state maker communities

Dec. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering added another pillar to the bridge it’s building to the maker community in Nashville and beyond. The school’s daylong ” Design, Build and Test (DEBUT) Makerspace Planning Workshop” Dec. 11 attracted well over 100 registrants who were interested in previously announced plans for a 13,000-square-foot Innovation Center to be housed...

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New facility devoted to multiscale modeling opens on Music Row

Sep. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering has established a unique research facility focusing on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation. MuMS is home to four faculty members and their research groups. An Open House and inaugural MuMS Seminar Oct. 9 will celebrate the recent creation of the space located on Nashville’s historic Music Row. Multiscale modeling involves the...

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School announces new department chairs, associate deans, five faculty appointments

Jul. 1, 2013—The School of Engineering has announced the appointments of two department chairs, two associate deans, and five new faculty members. The appointments are effective July 1, 2013. Douglas Adams has been named Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Adams comes to Vanderbilt from Purdue University where he was the...

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