Departmental Notes: Engineering

Kim Woodrow, a postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the L’Oréal USA 2007 Fellowship for Women in Science. Developed to support female scientists just beginning their careers, the prestigious fellowship is awarded to only five American women each year.

In the lab of Professor Mark Saltzmann, Woodrow has been investigating the ability of nanoparticles to combat infectious diseases and cancer by facilitating the delivery of therapy to specific cellular target sites. She will receive a $40,000 grant from L’Oréal to continue her research.

T. Kyle Vanderlick has been appointed to succeed Paul A. Fleury as the Dean of Engineering, effective January 2008. The first female dean of the department, Vanderlick conducts research on interfacial forces, or the interactions happening around or within surfaces. She is especially interested in the applications of these forces and the experimental methods used to investigate their properties.

Vanderlick received a B.S. and M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Minnesota. She has taught courses in materials science, fluid mechanics, and interfacial science at Princeton University and currently serves as their Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering.