Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Biotechnology

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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (School of Engineering) is devoted to finding new avenues and pathways of engagement with the most challenging problems in biotechnology teaching and research. Emphasizing a broad interdisciplinary compass, the department believes that great teaching backed by hands-on experience accelerates the transition of a student from a learner to an innovator. It is with this approach that the faculty designs the courses and programs at the department. 

Programs Available:

  • list items MS (research-based) and Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • list items Biomolecular Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biofuels
  • list items Immunoengineering
  • list items Solar energy
  • list items Molecular modeling and simulation
  • list items Polymers: membranes and films
  • list items Applied surface chemistry and adsorption
  • list items Metabolic engineering
  • list items Biomolecular engineering and biotechnology
  • list items Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • list items Nanotechnology and materials engineering
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Center (MuMS)
  • list items Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)
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    Chemical

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    The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been at the forefront of expanding the scope of chemical engineering. By tuning the courses according to the needs of industry and society, the faculty aims to be amongst the trendsetters in research and innovation. The huge volume and depth of the faculty’s research experience and current research engagements lead to the creation of thinkers and future leaders. Employers believe it to be a place where raw talent in the field of applied sciences is utilized for creation of technologies for the future.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BE
  • list items M.Eng
  • list items MS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Biofuels
  • list items Immunoengineering
  • list items Solar energy
  • list items Molecular modeling and simulation
  • list items Polymers: membranes and films
  • list items Applied surface chemistry and adsorption
  • list items Metabolic engineering
  • list items Biomolecular engineering and biotechnology
  • list items Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • list items Nanotechnology and materials engineering
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Center (MuMS)
  • list items Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) 
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    Civil

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    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering believes in nurturing its students in a way so that they are capable of approaching problems keeping the big picture in mind and understanding the larger dynamics of society-environment interactions. On the other hand, it trains the students to take care of the minutest details when it comes to applying their skills in research or profession. With a commitment to nurture talented and sensitive engineers to find solutions that are quick, impactful and widely usable, the faculty takes the challenges of a sustainable future of humanity head-on. It is the same spirit that is instilled in the students and researchers to make a difference.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BE, M.Eng, MS and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
  • list items M.Eng. in Civil Engineering (Construction Management)
    M.Eng, MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Resilience and sustainability
  • list items Nuclear environmental engineering
  • list items Computational Science and Mechanics
  • list items Structural Mechanics and Materials
  • list items Risk, Reliability, and Optimization
  • list items Water Resources Quality and Treatment
  • list items Environmental Materials and Durability
  • list items Transportation Engineering
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency
  • list items Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP)
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    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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    The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science provides cutting-edge interdisciplinary coursework in electrical engineering and hands-on experience in its programs like no one else. The faculty focuses on training students to not just enter the professional world of electrical engineering as leaders but also build in them a strong foundation of technical thinking so that they are equally successful in professions that require technological know-how of the electrical engineering discipline.

    A wide array of research areas and projects ensure that the curiosity and willingness of each student to develop new technologies is satisfied at Vanderbilt.

    The department also harbours the best faculty, options of courses and research engagements to produce engineers and technologies of the future. The secret of the department’s success has been its unmatched ability to foresee the coming developments in the world of computer sciences and updating the courses and training experience accordingly.

    CS students of Vanderbilt are a step ahead of the others in terms of their skills and experience related to work and research. Upon the conclusion of their program, they stand where their competitors would after five years.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • list items BE in Computer Engineering
  • list items BE, MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. 
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Computational Modeling of Physical Systems
  • list items Transportation
  • list items Medical Devices
  • list items Internet of Things
  • list items Distributed Energy Systems
  • list items Mechatronics and Robotics
  • list items Control Engineering
  • list items Adaptive Energy and Power Systems
  • list items Cybersecurity
  • list items Biomedical Instrumentation and Smart Health Technology
  • list items Neuroengineering
  • list items Computer systems engineering and networking
  • list items Wireless networking
  • list items Computer-aided design for micro and nanosystems
  • list items Nanophotonics, plasmonics, and nanotechnology applications
  • list items Bioengineering
  • list items Communications and signal and image processing
  • list items Quantum electronics and laser spectroscopy
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE)
  • list items Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS)
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    Material Science

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    The School of Engineering at Vanderbilt brings together the latest developments in engineering disciplines with fundamental research in pure sciences and medicine to offer a unique Materials Science doctoral research program. With a strong interdisciplinary emphasis and wide industry exposure, the department has pushed the boundaries of materials science by encouraging research in the emerging subfields of the discipline. The department has the reputation of contributing to almost all the engineering departments and their related industries through its endeavors.

    The key research areas of the department are :

  • list items Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
  • list items Optics
  • list items Energy
  • list items Semiconductors
  • list items Materials Research
  • Programs Available:

  • list items Interdisciplinary PhD in Materials Science.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Nanophotonics
  • list items Nano-bio/medical
  • list items Theory, modeling, and simulation of nanostructures
  • list items Semiconductors
  • list items Energy conversion and storage materials
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    Mechanical

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    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt is the leading department in the School of Engineering. It offers a very broad spectrum of research areas, thanks to the variety of courses offered in its programs and the research engagements of the faculty in the upcoming sub-fields of mechanical engineering. The department is committed to discovering and forging new methods and techniques that can further push the boundaries of the discipline so that it can serve other disciplines too.

    The students are trained and inspired in interdisciplinary thinking so that they can tackle not only the toughest challenges in mechanical engineering research and industry but also those that lay beyond its immediate concerns.

    Programs Available:

  • list items BE, MS, M.Eng, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Surgical robotics
  • list items Combustion and laser diagnostics
  • list items Flow-structure interactions
  • list items Mechatronics
  • list items Rehabilitation engineering and socially assistive robotics
  • list items Metamaterials and nanophotonics
  • list items Energy conversion and storage
  • list items System dynamics and control
  • list items Nanoscale transport
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Center for Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology