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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

Center for Intelligent Mechatronics

Michael Goldfarb
H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation

David Kosson
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering
Charles Powers, Co-PI
Professor of Environmental Engineering

Institute for Software Integrated Systems

Janos Sztipanovits 
E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Engineering

Institute for Space and Defense Electronics

Ron Schrimpf
Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering

Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability

Douglas Adams
Daniel F. Flowers Professor
Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Group

Peter Cummings
John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering

Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment

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

Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education

John Wikswo
Cain University Professor
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Sandra Rosenthal
Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Sharon Weiss, Deputy Director
Professor of Electrical Engineering

Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering

Benoit Dawant
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering

Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

John Gore
Hertha Ramsey Cress Professor of Medicine
University Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering