chemical and biomolecular engineering
Oct. 7, 2013—Growing up close to nature in the small timber-and-fishing community of Gold Beach, Ore.—population 2,000—gave John Wilson an early interest in biology and biologically inspired design.
Oct. 2, 2013—A pair of Vanderbilt graduate students has received a national award of $15,000 to pursue the development of an unique synthetic foam as a new treatment for deep skin wounds such as chronic foot ulcers caused by diabetes.
Aug. 6, 2013—More efficient catalytic converters on autos, improved batteries and more sensitive gas sensors are some of the potential benefits of a new system that can directly measure the manner in which nanocrystals adsorb and release hydrogen and other gases.
May. 16, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Feb. 12, 2013—Robert Bayuzick, who had experiments conducted on three separate flights of the space shuttle Columbia while he was a professor of chemical engineering and director of materials science at Vanderbilt University, died Feb. 8 in Nashville.
Dec. 11, 2012—Rizia Bardhan has a large picture of Mahatma Gandhi in her office. “Gandhi has always been very special to me,” she said. “We share the same birthday. He exemplifies the power of perseverance.” Perseverance has carried the new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering to Nashville from Kolkatta, India, where she was born. Early in...
Nov. 9, 2012—Two chemical and biomolecular engineering seniors, Doug Woodcock and Brett Taylor, are flying to England this month to attend an international health care conference and present the results of an engineering management project they completed last spring.
Oct. 16, 2012—Oliver Schmidt, director of the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, is the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Oct. 24 at Vanderbilt University. The Forum and NanoDay! activities are sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science.
Oct. 16, 2012—Peter Pintauro, H. Eugene McBrayer Professor of Chemical Engineering and chair of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department, has partnered with researchers from the University of Kansas and TVN Systems, Inc. on a three-year, $1.72 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a durable, low-cost battery capable of gathering power at off-peak hours and storing it for use during times of high demand.
Sep. 18, 2012—A memorial service for Tomlinson Fort Jr., Centennial Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in Vanderbilt’s Benton Chapel. Visitation with the family will follow at 3 p.m. Fort, 80, died Sept. 13 in Franklin, Tenn. Fort joined the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in 1989 as a Centennial...
Sep. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion thatproduces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.
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.