One chemical engineering professor conducts research with the potential not only to fight cancer but to improve the way we draw energy from Earth’s core. Work by a mechanical engineering faculty member could affect energy transfer in cars; that same researcher turns his energies to building robots that could disassemble a roadside bomb. A top electrical engineering and computer science expert oversees research on cybersecurity and patient management systems that may help congestive heart failure patients handle some of their ongoing care at home.
How do you design a sunscreen for a computer chip? For that matter, why would you need to?
Lloyd Massengill, professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, has answers, both simple and complex, to those questions. Radiation from as far away as deep space and as close as our sun poses significant dangers to both space-based and earthbound computers that control an enormous array of commercial and military equipment today.
Rodes Hart and Orrin Ingram answered questions about Vanderbilt’s commitment to replace need-based undergraduate loans with scholarships and grants—and the $100 million philanthropic effort, Opportunity Vanderbilt, that will sustain this historic expansion of financial aid.
The Lewis Society plays an integral role in the success of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. The financial support of alumni, parents and friends helps deserving students receive an exemplary engineering education as well as a wonderful overall academic experience at Vanderbilt.
For 38 years, H. Eugene McBrayer, BE’54, made his career with the company that became ExxonMobil Corp., Fortune 500’s No. 1 largest American corporation in 2009.
While many undergraduate students went home for the summer to work various jobs or take a break from studying, David Gostin stayed at Vanderbilt, doing research in a lab on the top floor in Olin Hall.
In the winter of 1993, I was rescued by a small-statured, big-hearted, full-of-energy academic dean by the name of Bob Stammer.
Today the world stretches before everyone, thanks to Google Earth and Chikai Ohazama, the former biomedical engineering major who helped develop it.
As part of a major research university, the Vanderbilt School of Engineering has a dual focus on advancing knowledge and educating the next generation of engineers.