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Engineering and Technology

Anita Mahadevan-Jansen elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 4, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

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Engineering + empathy lead VU students to help kids with special needs

Nov. 18, 2019—Inspired to make a child’s life better through engineering and design, students from Vanderbilt, occupational therapists and professional engineers worked for three days to build inventions that would make life a little easier for children with special needs at the third annual TOM Makeathon.

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Robot prototype shows promise for microsurgery on eyes and aneurysms

Nov. 14, 2019—A new continuum robot designed by Vanderbilt engineers achieves multiscale motion and may open up a huge world of previously impossible complex microsurgeries.

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Peter Cummings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Nov. 13, 2019—Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering’s associate dean for research, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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McCabe elected fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Nov. 12, 2019—Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the highest grade of membership awarded by the AICHE and achieved only through election by the organization’s board of directors.

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Neuromodulation device studied as non-addictive option for chronic pain

Nov. 11, 2019—With $3.6 million in funding, researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science are developing a focused ultrasound neuromodulation device as a non-invasive and non-addictive method for treating chronic pain.

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Vanderbilt Rocketeers take on the 2020 NASA Space Robotics Challenge

Nov. 7, 2019—A 25-member engineering team—13 seniors, 9 undergraduates and three graduate students—in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory is taking on the 2020 NASA Student Launch challenge.  

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How to fake a medical record in order to mitigate privacy risks

Nov. 4, 2019—In machine learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs) involve two artificial neural networks squaring off, one, the generator, trying to delude the other, the discriminator, into accepting synthetic data as real. Beyond their science and engineering applications, GANs can generate utterly convincing “photographs” of people who do not exist. Unrestricted use on a wide scale of...

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Vanderbilt team wins $1M in DARPA spectrum challenge finale

Oct. 29, 2019—In a final five-minute flurry, MarmotE watched its lead slip. At the buzzer, the team placed second and won $1 million in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. The team of four researchers, now very close friends, have worked together since 2016 to create an AI-radio system that can manage the wireless spectrum, finding unused slices...

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Biophotonics device for parathyroid I.D. is a R&D 100 Awards finalist

Oct. 28, 2019—An optical imaging technology developed by Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen and her group, in partnership with a medical device company, has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 R&D 100 Awards.

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Alert system for failing nuclear plant pipes uses thin films and sound vibrations

Oct. 24, 2019—A failing pipe can be tough to spot. It may cause a puddle, produce another sign of damage, or simply burst before detection. A flooded kitchen or laundry room is messy and inconvenient, but the stakes are much, much higher in nuclear power plants – which on average contain many miles of pipeline. As concern...

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Smart City project gives Nashville data-based planning tools

Oct. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a vortex—and this one has nothing to do with icy, polar weather. Working with the Nashville Fire Department and Davidson County Information Technology Services, a team of Vanderbilt computer scientists and engineers analyzed more than three years of NFD incident data. The team looked at location, time and type of incidents...

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