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Synergy in two-dimensional materials, membranes research clear in professor’s new work

Oct. 10, 2018—Piran Kidambi's team applied the overlap in research on two-dimensional materials and membranes to address some of the most critical challenges in membrane research.

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Vanderbilt selected to evaluate NSF-funded, high school engineering curriculum

Oct. 4, 2018—The $4 million pilot program, entitled Engineering For US All, will test the effectiveness of a standardized educational curriculum across multiple states and eventually may lead to college credit.

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Quantum mechanics work lets oil industry know promise of recovery experiments before they start

Sep. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University physicists developed detailed quantum mechanical simulations that accurately predict the outcomes of various additive combinations in water used for enhanced oil recovery.

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What Google can learn from your Android phone

Sep. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt computer scientist Doug Schmidt has found that Google collects data around the clock from the phones of Android users in particular – their location, shopping habits, music, searches and more.

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Bowtie-funnel combo best for conducting light; team found answer in undergrad physics equation

Aug. 24, 2018—Running computers on virtually invisible beams of light would make them faster, lighter and more energy efficient. A Vanderbilt team found the answer in a familiar formula.

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Rebuilding concrete: Sanchez to help lead $6.7 million Hong Kong research project

Aug. 15, 2018—Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Florence Sanchez is a co-P.I. on an international research team searching for more resilient building materials for marine infrastructure projects.

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Engineering’s Zelik named Emerging Leader by Chamber, YP Nashville

Aug. 9, 2018—Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik has been named an Emerging Leader by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. Zelik received the distinction in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction category.

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Vanderbilt engineers’ smart grid platform joins new Linux Foundation energy project

Jul. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University is the first academic partner to join a new effort by The Linux Foundation to advance open source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors, contributing both deep expertise and a platform for smart grid applications

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Safe solid-state lithium batteries herald ‘paradigm shift’ in energy storage

Jul. 19, 2018—Kelsey Hatzell studied the performance of a promising electrolyte for solid-state lithium batteries under real-world conditions.

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Mechanical engineering student dives into conservation with Seychelles internship

Jul. 11, 2018—Rising junior Jillian Bremner is steering beyond her academic focus this summer to explore her passions for scuba diving and ocean conservation, with the aim of eventually combining engineering with a marine career.

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The ‘shine’ in gold particles has a new use – finding defects

Jul. 10, 2018—Researchers have developed a technique of infusing tiny gold nanoparticles into plastic polymer used in 3D printed materials. With this method, the gold nanoparticles "light up" and can find defects.

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NSF I-Corps program gives boost to commercializing prosthetic ankle

Jul. 6, 2018—The seven-week program can be arduous, but teams save much time later by avoiding missteps thanks to their extensive research and the mentoring they receive.

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