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Research Groups

As the engineering arm of an internationally recognized research university, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering fosters strong partnerships inside the university and with its research peers. The combination of innovative research, commitment to education and collaboration with a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers join to solve complex questions affecting our health, culture and society. Vanderbilt is ranked 20th in federal research and development funding obligations among U.S. colleges and universities.

Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering
research.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/bmeoptics/index.htm

Center for Intelligent Mechatronics (CIM)

Michael Goldfarb
H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering
research.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/cim

Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP)

David Kosson
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering
Co-PI Charles Powers
Professor of Environmental Engineering
cresp.org

Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS)

Janos Sztipanovits 
E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Engineering
isis.vanderbilt.edu

Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE)

Ron Schrimpf
Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering
isde.vanderbilt.edu

Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR)

Douglas Adams
Daniel F. Flowers Professor
Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
vu.edu/lasir

Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Group (MuMS)

Peter Cummings
John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering
my.vanderbilt.edu/mums

Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL)

John M. Sloop
Associate Provost for Digital Learning
vu.edu/digitallearning

Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment (VIEE)

George M. Hornberger
Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering
Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Science
vanderbilt.edu/viee

Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE)

John Wikswo
Gordon A. Cain University Professor
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Deputy Director Franz Baudenbacher
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
vanderbilt.edu/viibre

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)

Sandra Rosenthal
Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Deputy Director Sharon Weiss
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
vanderbilt.edu/vinse

Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering (VISE)

Benoit Dawant
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering
vanderbilt.edu/vise

Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS)

John Gore
Hertha Ramsey Cress Professor of Medicine
University Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
vuiis.vanderbilt.edu