VUSE International Partners
Various departments in the School of Engineering have developed partnerships with outstanding research institutions around the world. These relationships include research, teaching and study abroad programs for either faculty or graduate students.
China University of Geosciences (WuHan), P.R. China
The graduate program in Construction Management in the department of civil and environmental engineering is working with China University of Geosciences to test and develop technology ad protocol for automated defect recognition of underground water and wastewater pipelines.
INPG (Grenoble Polytechnic Institute), France
Vanderbilt's Institute for Space and Defense Electronics is working with INPG on reliability of silicon-on-insulator transistors.
Institute for Space and Defense Electronics
VU Principal Investigator: Ron Schrimpf
INPG Principal Investigator: Sorin Cristoloveanu
INPG Department: Institut de MicroŽlectronique ElectromagnŽtisme et Photonique and LAboratoire d'HyperfrŽquences et de CaractŽrisation (Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetics, and Photonics and Laboratory of High Frequency and Characterization)
Instituto Superior TŽcnico, Lisbon, Portugal
The unique physical properties of semi-fluorinated molecules are being investigated through a combined experimental and molecular modeling collaborative effort between Vanderbilt's department of chemical and biomolecular engineeing and the Centro de Qu’mica Estrutural at Instituto Superior TŽcnico.
Leibniz University and the Medical University of Hanover,Germany
The department of electrical engineering and computer science is working jointly with Leibniz University and the Medical University of Hanover to investigate methods of image-guided surgery to improve surgical technique for cochlear implantation.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
VU Research Team: J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Benoit Dawant and Robert Labadie, VUMC, (principal investigator)
Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
The McCabe group in Vanderbilt's department of chemical and biomolecular engineeing is working jointly with Professors at Nihon University in the department of materials and applied chemistry to investigate the phase behavior of carbon dioxide containing systems
Southeast University, P. R. China
The department of mechanical engineering is working jointly with the school of mechanical engineering at the Southeast University in China to investigate nanoscale energy transport for thermoelectric energy conversion and micro/nanofluidics for biological and biomedical applications.
University of Amsterdam
The department of biomedical engineering is working jointly on development of a combined Raman spectroscopy-OCT system for real-time skin cancer diagnosis.
University of Western Australia
Vanderbilt's department of chemical and biomolecular engineering is working with the Engineering Computational Biology group at the University of Western Australia to develop models for cancer metastasis to bone. This collaboration began while the members of the UWA Engineering Computational Biology group were on the faculty at the University of Melbourne in 2007-2008.
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
VU Principal Investigator: Peter Cummings
University of Western Australia Principal Investigators: Peter Pivonka and David Smith
University of Western Australia