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Spring 2011 Cover

Apr. 21, 2011—A patterned diamond cold cathode device created in the VINSE electron optics center. This research may lead to microelectronic applications such as high frequency wideband satellite communications.

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Something Big from Something Small

Apr. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers working at the smallest scale celebrate a huge milestone this year. The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), seeded from a university-funded $16 million venture capital fund initiative, celebrates its 10th anniversary in December.

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Giant Talent

Apr. 21, 2011—NFL pro Jonathan Goff, BE’07, makes connections between engineering concepts and offensive lines.

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International Pioneers

Apr. 21, 2011—Gaining a global perspective of engineering was important to Amanda Chen, but it wasn’t the engineering junior’s only reason for spending a semester in Hong Kong.

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Olin’s Innovative Transformation — Photos

Apr. 21, 2011—Pre-renovation: Almost 40 years of undergraduate chemical engineering students worked in this lab space. Workers moving equipment from the old chemical building to Olin Hall in May 1974. Olin under construction. The sweeping curvilinear face of the concrete and steel structure placed the larger floors on the bottom and smaller floors at the top. A...

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Olin’s Innovative Transformation

Apr. 21, 2011—One of the School of Engineering’s landmark buildings, Olin Hall, recently benefited from a $1 million-plus interior renovation.

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All Fired Up

Apr. 20, 2011—When Bob Pitz studies a problem, it really is rocket science. Vanderbilt’s combustion expert, Robert W. Pitz, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, explores ways to make aircraft and rocket engines burn more efficiently, safely and powerfully for clients that include NASA and the United States Air Force.

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Heart for Research

Apr. 20, 2011—Talk to people who know David Merryman best, and one adjective is heard frequently: passionate. Talk to Merryman yourself and it is easy to see why.

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Vanderbilt Engineering’s Greatest Generation

Apr. 20, 2011—When Ralph Gates enrolled in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in 1941, World War II was raging in Europe and Japan was marching across the Pacific. The 17-year-old Nashville native knew he would enlist when he turned 18.

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John Gore Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Apr. 20, 2011—John C. Gore, Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine and professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors in engineering. Gore was named to the academy for his contributions to the development and applications of magnetic resonance and other imaging techniques in...

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