Engineering and Technology
Jan. 26, 2012—Paul King, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering, received a lifetime achievement award in 2011 for his outstanding achievements in BME design instruction. The award was presented to King during the BME-Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance (IDEA) symposium at the BMES fall conference in Hartford, Conn., in mid-October.
Jan. 24, 2012—Two years after losing his leg in a shark attack, Craig Hutto became the test pilot for a unique and powerful new prosthetic leg being developed by mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb and his team at Vanderbilt University.
Dec. 16, 2011—The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given them $1 million to three Vanderbilt scientists to develop a point-of-care sample collection and preparation product that could bring advanced medical diagnostic testing to the third world.
Dec. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt engineers have discovered a surprising new way to increase a material’s thermal conductivity that provides a new tool for managing thermal effects in computers, lasers and a number of other powered devices.
Oct. 21, 2011—When Vaughan Jones was 5 years old, he made his first mathematical discovery.
Aug. 26, 2011—Patrick Fischer, who helped build the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md. He was 75.