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Sztipanovits named Keck Institute visiting scholar

Jul. 13, 2012—Janos Sztipanovits, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Engineering, has been selected as a 2012 Distinguished Visiting Scholar by the W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies at the California Institute of Technology.

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Valdastri receives best paper award at international computer aided surgery conference

Jul. 3, 2012—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and member of the Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE), was awarded with the OLYMPUS ISCAS Best Paper Award at the 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS) June 30 in Pisa, Italy.

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Engineering doctoral student wins first prize in DOE competition

Jul. 3, 2012—Bethany Smith, a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, has been awarded a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.

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Merryman selected to attend U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Jul. 3, 2012—David Merryman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is among 78 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

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Research team invited to present at NIH institute’s 10th anniversary technology showcase

Jul. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt University researchers were one of nine teams invited to participate in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s 10th anniversary technology showcase June 22 in Bethesda, Maryland. NIBIB is an institute within the National Institutes of Health.

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It’s his metabolism: Research into cell processes could lead to breakthroughs for diabetes and cancer

Jul. 2, 2012—Jamey Young, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, likes to build bridges. But rather than physical structures, Young focuses on spanning the divide between biology and engineering, diabetes and cancer, and plants and animals.

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Research team to present at NIH 10th anniversary technology showcase

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University researchers were one of nine teams invited to participate in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s 10th anniversary technology showcase June 22 in Bethesda, Md. NIBIB is an institute within the National Institutes of Health.

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Vandy rocketeers come in third in national competition

Jun. 26, 2012—For the third year in a row the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has come in third in the national rocket competition that is part of the NASA University Student Launch Initiative.

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Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award

Jun. 26, 2012— Jamey D. Young, chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a Department of Energy Early Career Award for his proposal entitled, “Enhancing metabolic flux to photosynthetic biofuels.”

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Love Circle alternative energy showcase project nears completion

Jun. 8, 2012—A collaborative wind-solar alternative energy project between Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department and Nashville Metro Water Services has picked up speed with the installation of a modest 3kW wind turbine at the Love Circle site close to campus.

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Gates grant to fund mobile phone-based detection tool for newborn jaundice

Jun. 5, 2012—Chetan Patil, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to test the ability of an adapted mobile phone to diagnose jaundice in newborns in developing countries.

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Vanderbilt’s Galloway named Distinguished Professor of Engineering

May. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway was honored at a dinner May 23.

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