Anita Mahadevan-jansen

  • Vanderbilt University

    Competition showcases commercial viability of ideas

    A strategy for commercializing an optical 3-D scanner that can ensure all cancerous breast tissue is removed during surgery, thereby avoiding the need for a second operation, has won top honors at this year’s TechVenture Challenge. Read More

    Apr 17, 2014

  • Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

    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. Read More

    Oct 23, 2013

  • Zane and Anita

    NSF grant helps develop next generation of STEM instructors

    A national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, of which Vanderbilt University is a member, has received a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CIRTL is partnering with Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching to offer The Blended and Online Learning Design Fellows program. Read More

    Oct 2, 2013

  • Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

    Leading Light: Anita Mahadevan-Jansen pioneers ways to use light in medicine and biology

    More than 100 years ago, the discovery of X-ray revolutionized medical care by opening a window into the human body. Today biomedical photonics—the application of light in medicine and biology—promises to be equally groundbreaking. At the forefront of the revolution is Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, the School of Engineering’s Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering. Read More

    May 23, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    New group of endowed chairs celebrated

    The outstanding academic achievements of 11 faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs were praised during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Read More

    Nov 10, 2011

  • Fluorescing parathyroid

    Glowing gland can reduce endocrine surgery risk

    Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that parathyroid glands have a natural fluorescence that can be used during surgery to identify these tiny organs, which are hard to find with the naked eye. Read More

    Jun 20, 2011

  • New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

    New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

    Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Duco Jansen and Peter Konrad 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… Read More

    Nov 17, 2010