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Engineering and Technology

Adams to lead TIPs-funded, soldier-inspired innovation hub

Jun. 30, 2020—A new innovation incubator will amplify existing collaborations among researchers and soldiers, building on Vanderbilt's partnership agreement with Army Futures Command.

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VISE researchers receive $3.1M grant for customizable cochlear implant programming

Jun. 26, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming.

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Data Science Institute big data model to help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital prepare for patient needs during pandemic and beyond

Jun. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt's Data Science Institute researchers are developing a model to use big data to address the impact of COVID-19 on policies, procedures, and resources now and in the future. The tool will help Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt evaluate short- and long-term resource needs in order to be fully prepared to meet patients' needs.

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Vanderbilt defines the pathways for solid-state battery development

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt researcher Kelsey Hatzell leads the discussion on the future of solid-state batteries.

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Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University developing ‘socially assistive robots’ to stem loneliness and encourage activity among aging

Jun. 18, 2020—Prestigious grant awarded to Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt researcher developing social robotics to stymie apathy among older adults.

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The goal of the project—Risk-Aware Market Clearing—is a blueprint for an end-to-end, data-driven approach that balances cost and minimizes system-level risk. Market clearing is the process that keeps the supply level to the demand with no leftover of either.

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Engineers advance insights on black phosphorus as a material for future ultra-low power flexible electronics

Jun. 16, 2020—Black phosphorus is a crystalline material that is attracting growing research interest from semiconductor device engineers, chemists and material scientists to create high-quality atomically thin films.

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Study finds that proactive home buyouts provide financial benefits, reduce flood damage, and protect homeowners

Jun. 16, 2020—Analysis by civil and environmental engineer Janey Camp shows that proactive home buyout programs can mitigate flood damage and protect communities better than damage reduction programs.

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Transportation lab predicts “extreme traffic” for some cities following COVID-19

Jun. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt transportation research group shares possible traffic scenarios post-COVID.

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—A collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering demonstrates a simple, low-cost retrofit solution that improves the safety of intubation boxes used while treating COVID-19 patients.

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Team makes breakthrough in separation science with sub-Angstrom precision

Apr. 24, 2020—An international research team that includes Vanderbilt engineers is the first to successfully separate two ions with very, very small size differences, a major advancement in separation science with widespread potential application.

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Class project leads to a paper in peer reviewed international journal

Apr. 17, 2020—The paper, sharing findings from a study of pyrite nanoparticles led by undergraduate mechanical engineering student Masahiro Kato and Ph.D. students Nicole Moering and Madeleine Fort, appeared this week in Materials Today Advances.

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