Engineering and Technology
Apr. 16, 2021—The relentless increase in heat loads imposed on devices in modern technologies is driving renewed interest among engineers and materials scientists in the area of heat transfer. A team of engineers led by Vanderbilt professor Deyu Li has shown experimentally that the thermal conductivity of a special kind of ultra-thin nanowire becomes divergent with the wire length.
Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering awarded VentureWell grant for undergraduate immersion class
Apr. 14, 2021—A new Nanomaker Immersion course coming to Vanderbilt aims to train the next generation of nanotechnology entrepreneurs in a facility rarely utilized by undergraduates. Vanderbilt professor Alice D. Leach will teach nanotech development and commercialization techniques to the next generation of nanotechnology entrepreneurs beginning in fall 2022.
Apr. 9, 2021—An interdisciplinary fellowship with the Data Science Institute has resulted in a promising machine-learning technology that can effectively track complex surgical activity, having the potential to improve patient outcomes, safety and documentation.
Research Snapshot: New microscopy technique of electron distributions and theory unveils a feature that can shape applications of a class of quantum materials
Apr. 7, 2021—Theory and experimental data on an electride, a member of a class of exotic materials, unveil new secrets that may impact technology developments. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Vanderbilt civil engineer to design tech-driven decision-making and disaster response tools for Houston-area food banks
Apr. 2, 2021—Following massive storms and a major disaster declaration in Texas, Hiba Baroud and collaborators selected by the NSF, DOE and DHS as Civic Innovation Challenge awardees, to develop tech-driven disaster response tools.
Engineering school, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ R&D Center enter educational partnership to enhance collaborations
Mar. 31, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have entered an educational partnership agreement that will link top-tier experts from Vanderbilt and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Vanderbilt engineers co-host Tennessee Department of Transportation ‘Innovation to Implementation Forum’ on March 31
Mar. 30, 2021—With multiple TDOT-funded projects underway, Vanderbilt researchers to share opportunities and lessons learned for stronger, tech-enabled implementation.
Mar. 25, 2021—Research snapshot: Study shows promise to bring back strain-relieving wearable tech to last-mile delivery drivers, heavy-lifting jobs and other essential workers, including those strained during pandemic. Est. reading time: 1.5 minutes
MacArthur Fellow and Berkeley engineer to deliver March 17 Hall Lecture on robot learning and safety in avionics
Mar. 4, 2021—Claire Tomlin, a pioneer in hybrid control systems research, will deliver the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s spring 2021 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. CT. Her lecture, "Safe Learning in Robotics," is open to the public.
Mar. 1, 2021—The extraordinary and creative efforts of five engineering faculty members to adapt to new teaching environments in fall 2020 have been recognized with Teaching Innovation Awards by Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering.
Feb. 22, 2021—Scenarios manifested by the COVID-19 pandemic gave policymakers, doctors, city planners, biomedical researchers and many others an unprecedented opportunity to put data science to work for the common good. A virtual discussion, “Combating a Pandemic in the Data Age,” will take place on Friday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. CT.
Feb. 11, 2021—David Merryman has discovered that targeting a protein receptor in heart cells may limit a heart attack’s acute and long-term effects.