Engineering and Technology
Sep. 29, 2020—Zelik and team demonstrate how a clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and providing needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline workers.
Sep. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator 2020 Cohort Phase 1 grant to create a standardized platform that will streamline the development, testing and dissemination of technology that can improve human health. The nine-month project, “Scalable, Traceable AI for Imaging Translation: Innovation to Implementation for Accelerated Impact (STRAIT I3),” looks specifically...
Sep. 22, 2020—NSF Convergence grant dovetails with Microsoft PREMONITION program expansion Vanderbilt engineers are leading the academic component of a massive Microsoft project that combines robotics, genomics, big data collection—and mosquitos—to monitor the environment and detect potential pandemics and other threats before they cause widespread outbreaks. Microsoft announced today expansion of its PREMONITION program and a large-scale...
Sep. 18, 2020—Mixing chemistry, biology and engineering, Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, tweaks enzymes found in nature to perform new tricks by altering their DNA. Arnold delivered Vanderbilt's 2020 fall John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Sept. 15.
Vanderbilt researcher receives $3.9 million in grants to redesign regional transit system using artificial intelligence, community engagement
Sep. 17, 2020—Working on multiple elements of Chattanooga’s transit system, Abhishek Dubey is reimagining the way a city moves.
Vanderbilt researchers extend software-development efforts for sustainable microgrids through $2.5 million Department of Defense project
Sep. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt leading green energy project to better manage microgrids, local energy systems, funded by the Department of Defense.
Sep. 14, 2020—By popular demand, computer science engineers develop additional open online courses on Coursera, sharing Vanderbilt-caliber education with people around the world.
Vanderbilt scientists awarded NSF grant to examine the future of international shipping in the Arctic Ocean
Sep. 11, 2020—Comparing risk of shipping along the Arctic and the Suez Canal through 2100 scientists weigh factors including climate change in their calculations.
Sep. 11, 2020—The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University that greatly expands a School of Engineering-led project for creating novel AI technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace.
Sep. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt engineers have received a $1.4 million NIH grant to work toward a compact, silent, less expensive and potentially portable MRI device.
Tiny tweezer developed at Vanderbilt can trap molecules on a nanoscale, creating powerful research capabilities into cancer metastasis, neurodegenerative diseases
Aug. 31, 2020—Working on a minuscule scale, a new nanotweezer successfully captures and sorts individual proteins and DNA without harming their function, for myriad applications in life science research.
Aug. 26, 2020—Nobel Prize-winning chemical engineer Frances Arnold will deliver Vanderbilt's fall John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. Arnold's lecture, “Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life,” will be live streamed, and registration is required.