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Fleetwood Honored With Olin Henry Landreth Chair in Engineering

Posted by on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 in Digest, Spring 2010.

Daniel Fleetwood
Daniel Fleetwood

Daniel M. Fleetwood, professor of electrical engineering, has been named the Olin Henry Landreth Chair in Engineering by Vanderbilt University and the School of Engineering.

This is a new chair within the school, made possible by a gift from an anonymous donor. Landreth was Vanderbilt’s first professor of engineering and its first dean of engineering.

Fleetwood chairs the electrical engineering and computer science department. He has authored more than 335 publications on radiation effects in microelectronics, 10 of which have been recognized with outstanding paper awards. These papers have been cited more than 5,900 times.

“Dan is a highly valued colleague who has served his department, the school and Vanderbilt University with distinction,” says Dean Kenneth F. Galloway. “He has made significant contributions to a positive national perception of engineering at Vanderbilt.”

Fleetwood, who is also professor of physics, is a fellow of both the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Physical Society, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma. In 2009, he received the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society’s Merit Award.

He earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Purdue University and joined Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering in 1999.