Skip to main content

‘engineering’

Simaan honored as IEEE Fellow for robotics advancements

Dec. 3, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Read more


Sandler, Landman Awarded Martineau Innovation Fund Grant

Dec. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Radiology Kim Sandler, MD, and Vanderbilt University Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science Bennett Landman, PhD, were recently awarded the Martineau Innovation Fund Grant by the Vanderbilt Thoracic Working Group for their project, “Utilization of Machine Learning to Predict Incidence Lung Cancer in a Screening Population.”

Read more


VISE affiliates design robot prototype for microsurgery on eyes and aneurysms

Nov. 18, 2019—A new continuum robot designed by Vanderbilt engineers achieves multi-scale motion and may open up a huge world of previously impossible complex microsurgeries.

Read more


$2.3 million NIH grant allows collaborators to focus on advancing liver cancer surgical care

Oct. 10, 2019—A multi-year collective effort between engineers, surgeons and scientists has resulted in a $2.3 million, four-year grant awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to improve laparoscopic liver surgery and liver cancer ablation therapy. The grant, “Deformation Corrected Image Guided Laparoscopic Liver Surgery,” supports a next-generation...

Read more


VISE Summer Fellowship provides hands-on lab experience to seven outstanding undergrads

Oct. 2, 2019—Seven talented undergraduates spent 10 weeks over the summer working on research projects in areas that included endoscopic devices for gastroenterology uses, cochlear implant surgery, and brain, ultrasound and retinal imaging. The 2019 Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) Summer Fellowship Program provided students with hands-on experience in laboratory settings, and they worked alongside...

Read more


VISE Fall Seminar – Zion Tse, PhD

Sep. 27, 2019—Fall Seminar to be led by Zion Tse, PhD Associate Professor School of Engineering and Computer Science University of Georgia               Date: Thursday, October 10 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Abstract:  Image-guided therapy is a clinical procedure under 2-D or 3-D image guidance...

Read more


VISE Fall Seminar – Dan Brown, MD and Brett Byram, PhD

Sep. 6, 2019—VISE Fall Seminar to be led by Daniel B. Brown, MD Director of Interventional Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brett Byram, PhD Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University Date: Thursday, September 26 Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start Location: Stevenson Center 5326 Title: Personalizing Interventional Oncology Options for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Abstract: Responses...

Read more


VISE affiliates secure $3 million NIH grant to study sustained attention in epilepsy patients

Aug. 28, 2019—A team led by a neurosurgeon-scientist and an engineering professor who specializes in techniques for analyzing functional neuroimaging data has received a $3 million basic research grant (R01) from the NIH to study disturbances in brain networks related to attention lapses and cognitive deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Dr. Dario Englot and...

Read more


A Concentric Tube Robot System for Rigid Bronchoscopy

Aug. 14, 2019—A Feasibility Study on Central Airway Obstruction Removal

Read more


VISE affiliate receives Early Career Award

Jul. 25, 2019—Catie Chang, PhD, has received the 2019 Early Career Achievement Award from a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Chang, an assistant professor of computer science, electrical engineering and computer engineering, was honored this week at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) conference. Specifically, the award cites her “innovative contributions...

Read more


Hand-held robot points to less invasive prostate surgery

Jul. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt collaborators focused on minimally invasive prostate surgery are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at a much smaller scale than existing options.

Read more


Ipek Oguz selected as one of the 2019-2020 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Jul. 16, 2019—Three engineering faculty have been named to the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. Audrey Bowden Audrey Bowden, associate professor of biomedical engineering and associate professor of electrical engineering; Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Ipek Oguz, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering; will receive $2,000...

Read more


VISE affiliates Tao, Oguz, and Barth awarded 2019 Discovery Grants

Jun. 28, 2019—Eleven faculty-led proposals have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines.

Read more


VISE affiliates Dr. Ilwoo Lyu and rising senior Lingyan Hao participate in Data Science Institute Summer Research Program

Jun. 17, 2019—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows in early June. The Data Science Institute Summer Research Program aims to engage students who are interested in data science-related research with Vanderbilt faculty.

Read more


Two VISE affiliates named 2019 NSF Graduate Fellows

Apr. 22, 2019—Two biomedical engineering graduate students who participate in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering have received three-year fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The prestigious awards aim to identify individuals who will contribute significantly to scientific innovation and teaching. Sarah Goodale, a VISE affiliate in the Chang Lab, said she is extremely honored to...

Read more


VISE team seeks to develop new robot to ease prostatectomies

Apr. 15, 2019—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) team of Robert Webster III, PhD, and Duke Herrell, MD, have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new surgical robot for endoscopic transurethral prostatectomy.

Read more


Researchers collaborate on $3.9 million NIH study of child-specific cochlear implant programming

Apr. 10, 2019—Researchers from the School of Engineering and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are working to improve outcomes for children with significant hearing loss by providing individualized, prescription-like programming for their cochlear implants.

Read more


VISE affiliates to develop hand-held surgical robot for minimally invasive prostate surgery

Apr. 2, 2019—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) team of Robert Webster III PhD and Duke Herrell MD is developing a surgical robot for endoscopic transurethral prostatectomy. The collaboration between a mechanical engineer (Webster) and a urologic surgeon (Herrell) resulted in an award of $2.1 million from a National Institutes of Health R01 grant to...

Read more


Women of VISE to host Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Mar. 26, 2019—The Women of VISE, a group of graduate students associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, will hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, to develop Wikipedia pages for women in science. The event will be held in Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium at Featheringhill Hall from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is...

Read more


Flexible robot for surgery

Mar. 26, 2019—Brain cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. The surgery to remove the tumor is often very invasive. But now engineers at Vanderbilt University have designed a device that can make surgery easier for both doctor and patient, and the same technology also holds promise for lung cancer diagnosis.

Read more


Health Beat: Flexible robot for surgery

Mar. 25, 2019—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Removing a brain tumor in the center of the head is not an easy task for surgeons. “Basically, you’re having to go through a lot of healthy brain tissue to get to that central part of the head,” said Andria Remirez, a PhD student at Vanderbilt University.

Read more


Flexible robot for surgery will save more lives

Mar. 19, 2019—Brain cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. The surgery to remove the tumor is often very invasive. But now engineers at Vanderbilt University have designed a device that can make surgery easier for both doctor and patient, and the same technology also holds promise for lung cancer diagnosis.

Read more


VISE affiliates receive R01 grant aimed to predict treatment response in epilepsy patients

Mar. 14, 2019—With the aid of $2.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt researchers are on a quest to develop early biomarkers of treatment outcomes for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy based on their individual brain networks.

Read more


ISMRM highlights Kurt Schilling and Bennett Landman

Mar. 8, 2019—For our first Editor’s Pick for March, we were pleased to talk with Dr Kurt Schilling and Dr Bennett Landman about their new model for high angular resolution functional imaging.

Read more


Women of VISE engage Whitsitt Elementary students in optics and ultrasound basics

Feb. 25, 2019—Gummy bears, laser pointers, slinky toys and gooey, stretchy hands illustrated basics in optics, wave propagation and tumor registration to more than 100 Nashville public elementary students by biomedical engineering graduate students who took E-Week on the road.

Read more


VISE Spring Seminar – Steven Hetts, MD

Feb. 8, 2019—VISE Spring Seminar to be led by Steven Hetts, MD Professor of Radiology, Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology at the UCSF Mission Bay Hospitals, University of California, San Fransisco             Date: February 28, 2019 Location: Stevenson 5326 Time: 12:25 p.m. start, 12:15 p.m. lunch Title: ChemoFilter and MARC: A Tale of Two Translational...

Read more


Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 18, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patient.

Read more


VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium

Dec. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering—dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaborations that advance discoveries from the laboratory to the patient—will celebrate its new physical space at 2323 Medical Center North with an open house and symposium Dec. 12.

Read more


Fall Seminar – Chris West

Nov. 19, 2018—to be led by Chris West President, ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator Title: “What we’ve learned in device innovation (the hard way): Practical tips in translation” Abstract: ZeroTo510 is a Memphis-based medical device Accelerator, and is annually ranked among the top programs in the country. We’ve taken 30 startup teams through our program in 7 cohorts,...

Read more


VISE affiliates awarded $2.5 million NIH grant for epilepsy project

Nov. 15, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt University engineers and surgeons were recently awarded a five-year, $2.5 million National Institutes of Health R01 grant to continue research into epilepsy-related seizures and brain networks. Victoria Morgan, associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is the principal investigator. Bennett Landman, associate professor of electrical engineering and Dario Englot, assistant professor...

Read more