New Emeriti and New Faculty
Three longtime professors have been honored with emeritus status by the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. J. Michael Fitzpatrick is now emeritus professor of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, radiology and radiological sciences, and neurological surgery. Frank L. Parker is now Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, emeritus, and professor of civil and environmental engineering, emeritus. Carol A. Rubin is now professor of mechanical engineering, emeritus.
Four new tenure/tenure-track faculty members joined the school in the 2010–2011 academic year. Matthew Lang, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, came to VUSE from MIT. Melissa Skala, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, came from Duke University. Nabil Simaan, associate professor of mechanical engineering, arrived from Columbia University, and Jason Valentine, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, joined the school from the University of California–Berkeley.