Engineering and Technology
Jan. 15, 2021—Only 18.67 percent of Wikipedia biographies are about women. The Women of VISE are holding the third annual Women in STEM Wikithon to change that.
Jan. 14, 2021—Sharon Weiss and Richard Haglund are the first to demonstrate the next generation of optical computing, turning on and off light in less than one trillionth of a second.
Jan. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers have received a $1.49 million National Science Foundation grant to advance the science of organoids with cells that organize themselves and mimic the development of human brain structures.
Jan. 5, 2021—Janey Camp leads an analysis of rural transportation constraints that prevent people from receiving regular substance abuse treatment.
Dec. 16, 2020—Christos Constantinidis has been appointed professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering beginning Jan. 1, 2021. At Vanderbilt, he also will be a member of the university’s Brain Institute and the Vision Research Center.
Dec. 14, 2020—IBM will use a Vanderbilt model as the end-user scripting assistant in its open-source Command Line AI Project.
Dec. 8, 2020—Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Dec. 7, 2020—Discovery provides insight for developing next generation optoelectronic and infrared devices In groundbreaking new research, an international team that includes a Vanderbilt engineer has developed a unique process for producing a quantum state that is part light and part matter.
Vanderbilt-developed exosuit selected for innovation and entrepreneurship showcase in Washington, D.C.
Dec. 7, 2020—A back-assist exoskeleton developed by Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik at Vanderbilt is being recognized by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities for their annual innovation showcase.
Mahadevan-Jansen and Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center resume lab activity with renewed purpose during Research Ramp-up
Dec. 4, 2020—When in-person research ramped down in mid-March due to COVID-19, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen and her team did not know when they'd be back in the lab, so they methodically preserved experiments. While preparing the lab for closure was not difficult, the team’s two-month absence created complex academic and financial challenges that they continue to work to overcome.
Dec. 2, 2020—Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science have received a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to develop “deep tissue” imaging methods that can peer into the furthest corners of the body.
Vanderbilt microscopist receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant to expand access to imaging technologies
Dec. 2, 2020—Bryan Millis, research assistant professor of cell and developmental biology and biomedical engineering, has been awarded a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Imaging Scientists program. The proceeds will go toward building an immersive virtual education platform to expand instruction and accessibility of high-end microscopy techniques within and beyond the Vanderbilt research community.