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Engineering and Technology

King honored with lifetime achievement award for biomedical engineering design

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.

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National Science Foundation: Bionic leg makes amputee faster on his feet

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.

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“Extractionator” could bring high-tech medical diagnostics to rural areas

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.

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New method for enhancing thermal conductivity could cool computer chips, lasers and other devices

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.

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ISIS pioneers model-integrated computing

Nov. 30, 2011—Recent ongoing research highlights the Institute for Software Integrated Systems' broad, multidisciplinary impact.

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Yaqiong Xu receives NSF career development award

Oct. 25, 2011—Electrical engineer and physicist Yaqiong Xu has received a prestigious career development award to study a new class of molecules called nanobiohybrids.

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Fields medalist brings informal style to Vanderbilt

Oct. 21, 2011—When Vaughan Jones was 5 years old, he made his first mathematical discovery.

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Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

Aug. 30, 2011—A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors.

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Patrick Fischer, former computer science chair, dies

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.

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Time to anticipate and adapt to climate change

Aug. 19, 2011—Despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies to keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running.

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GIS moves into math and science classrooms

Aug. 17, 2011—Geographic information systems and geospatial technologies have moved into math and science courses at multiple levels, and teachers are learning how to integrate these tools into curriculums.

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New ‘bionic’ leg gives amputees a natural gait

Aug. 17, 2011—A new lower-limb prosthetic uses the latest advances in computer, sensor, electric motor and battery technology to give it bionic capabilities.

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