• Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt engineering professor Joshua Caldwell elected Optica fellow

    Joshua Caldwell, a professor of mechanical engineering and director of Vanderbilt’s Interdisciplinary Materials Science (IMS) graduate program, has been elected to the 2024 Fellow Class of the Optica Society. Optica, formerly the Optical Society of America, is the preeminent professional society in the field of optics and photonics, with… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2023

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    Bowtie-funnel combo best for conducting light; team found answer in undergrad physics equation

    Running computers on virtually invisible beams of light rather than microelectronics would make them faster, lighter and more energy efficient. A version of that technology already exists in fiber optic cables, but they’re much too large to be practical inside a computer. A Vanderbilt team found the answer in a… Read More

    Aug. 24, 2018

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    Dean Philippe Fauchet is elected to the National Academy of Inventors

    Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Philippe Fauchet Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have… Read More

    Dec. 13, 2016

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    Philippe Fauchet named 2016 AAAS Fellow

    Philippe Fauchet, dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year. Philippe Fauchet Fauchet is recognized for “extraordinary scientific and engineering research accomplishment in photonics, energy, and the semiconductor/biology interface, and for distinguished academic leadership.”… Read More

    Nov. 30, 2016

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    Jansen to receive Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award

    Duco Jansen 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… Read More

    Feb. 11, 2015

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    Engineering dean announces creation of Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt

    Fauchet School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has announced the establishment of The Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt. The newest research center in the school “will regroup not only the faculty members who focus on biomedical applications inside and outside engineering, but also those faculty members whose main research activities include… Read More

    Feb. 6, 2015

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    Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

    One of the tragic realities of cancer is that the drugs used to treat it are highly toxic and their effectiveness varies unpredictably from patient to patient. However, a new “tumor-in-a-dish” technology is poised to change this reality by rapidly assessing how effective specific anti-cancer cocktails will be on an… Read More

    Oct. 28, 2014

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    Mahadevan-Jansen elected a director of international optics society

    Anita Mahadevan-Jansen has been elected to the Board of Directors of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Her three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2014. Mahadevan-Jansen Mahadevan-Jansen, an acknowledged leader in biomedical photonics, is the Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of neurological surgery. As… Read More

    Oct. 18, 2013

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    New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

    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… Read More

    Nov. 18, 2010