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Status Report

First-rate faculty. Talented students. Innovative research. Professionalism. All are hallmarks of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering under the leadership of Dean Kenneth F. Galloway. As he prepares to return to teaching and research—and continues his role as a national leader in engineering education—Galloway sat down with Vanderbilt Engineering magazine to reflect on the School of Engineering’s past and look to the future.

It’s His Metabolism

Does the key to cancer and diabetes lie in cell metabolism? Jamey Young is determined to find out.

Leading Light

Disease can’t hide when Anita Mahadevan-Jansen applies light. The Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering develops pioneering techniques in medical photonics, the use of light to diagnose, monitor and treat disease.

On the Front Lines of the Cold War

The threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union and the fear of communism permeated America after WWII. Schoolchildren practiced bomb drills and families built shelters. With the nuclear arms race running full steam ahead, a Vanderbilt engineer helped make the Pershing missile key to U.S. defense.

100+ Years and Continuing

It all started with a young man from Adair, Ky. over 100 years ago. For almost as long as the School of Engineering has been in existence, the lives of the Flowers family have entwined with that of VUSE.

Decades of ’Dores

To celebrate our 125th year, we asked one alumnus from every decade since 1930 to tell us their Vanderbilt story: how they got here, what they studied, what college life was like. We also asked a current student to do the same as a representative of the 2010s.

The Academy Welcomes

Members of the Fred J. Lewis Society and alumni returning to campus for Reunion Weekend watched as three outstanding alumni joined the ranks of the School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Robert G. Anderson, BE’65, John D. Gass, BE’74, and Thomas R. Walters, BE’76, were nominated and selected for induction based on their career achievements, service and character.

Unforgettable

With his tall stature, impeccable business attire, clean-shaven face and wizardly bald head, Professor George Cook might intimidate the unfamiliar student. However, as generations of fortunate students have discovered, interaction with Dean Cook is unforgettable.

On the Cover – Spring 2012

Commemorating 125 years of insight, innovation and impact at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Art by Anderson Design Group, Inc./Spirit of Nashville. Illustration by Andy Gregg.

Truth in Numbers

Rankings. Most of us love to hate them. As academics, we struggle with whether they are an accurate indicator of real quality or just advertising.

Oh, the Places They Go

Vanderbilt engineering seniors walk off the Commencement platform with some pretty impressive placement statistics.

Plenty to Celebrate

Members of the Fred J. Lewis Society and alumni returning to campus for Reunion Weekend watched as three outstanding alumni joined the ranks of the School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Robert G. Anderson, BE’65, John D. Gass, BE’74, and Thomas R. Walters, BE’76, were nominated and selected for induction based on their career achievements, service and character.

Digest – Spring 2012

 
Philippe Fauchet Named New Dean of School of Engineering
Philippe M. Fauchet, a recognized leader in research, teaching and innovation currently at the University of Rochester, will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering on July 1.
Fauchet, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and chair of Rochester’s electrical and computer engineering department, succeeds [...]

Spring 2012 Vanderbilt Engineering

Volume 53, Number 1, Spring 2012

Editor – Nancy Wise
Designer – Chris Collins
Assistant Art Director – Michael Smeltzer
Art Director – Donna Pritchett
Contributors – Joanne L. Beckham (BA’62), Mary Elizabeth Copeland, Brenda Ellis, Becky Green, Daniel Hartman (BE’91, MS’93, PhD’99), Jennifer Johnston, Teresa Rogers, Sandy Smith, Cindy Thomsen
Photography – Neil Brake, Daniel Dubois, Joe Howell, Steve [...]

Honors and Awards

Amrutur V. Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected as associate fellows in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. To be eligible, individuals must be AIAA senior members with at least 12 years of professional experience and have [...]

Our Engineering Education Past . . . and Future

This issue of Vanderbilt Engineering marks the beginning of a yearlong observation of the quasquicentennial of the School of Engineering—our 125th anniversary. To commemorate, T.J. Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, wrote “Vanderbilt was an Engineer” for this issue.

Well-deserved and Well-done

The School of Engineering celebrated the promotion of three faculty members to professor and one to associate professor at the final faculty meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year. G. Kane Jennings was promoted to professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Clare McCabe was promoted to professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Nilanjan Sarkar was [...]

It Took a Team

The teamwork engineers are known for was key to helping Vanderbilt—and the School of Engineering—successfully raise more than $1.75 billion in the historic Shape the Future campaign.

Fall 2011 Cover

With model-integrated computing as its core, ISIS develops advances that impact
aerospace to education and health care to defense.

Building on 125 Years

it was 125 years ago that the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering was established. Today, the school is planning a yearlong quasquicentennial celebration with special commemorative events on campus and stories in Vanderbilt Engineering magazine during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Visualizing 125 Years of Vanderbilt Engineering

Impact

Engineers work unobtrusively across the street from the Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, Bobby’s Idle Hour bar and recording studios in Nashville, breaking out of the traditional boundaries of computer research at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) right in the heart of the city’s Music Row. “In a way it’s synergistic,” says Janos Sztipanovits, E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering.

Material Research

Çağlar Oskay is an expert in failure and that makes him—and his work—a success. …

Lessons Learned

As a student, Cam Chalmers, BS’98, created an online study tool that he tried to turn in as an engineering class project. The instructor rejected it. So Chalmers turned it into a multi-million dollar company.

Cell Mechanic

Matt Lang is fascinated by how things work. …Lang works at the crossroads of engineering and biology, exploring how human cells work on the single-molecule level. He has combined his passion for building with curiosity about the mechanics of cells.