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Engineering and Technology

iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

Jun. 11, 2019—A Vanderbilt University electrical engineer has combining her research on low-cost, nanostructured thin films with a device most American adults already own to create a diagnostic tool.

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Vanderbilt wins NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition, sixth in 7 years

May. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Design Laboratory again has earned top honors in NASA’s National Student Launch Competition, the lab’s sixth national championship and second consecutive win in 12 years.

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Road test proves adaptive cruise control can add to traffic jam problem

May. 7, 2019—For the experiment, the team put seven different cars from two manufacturers on a rural highway and simulated actual driving conditions.

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Lippmann awarded NSF CAREER grant to study mechanics of blood-brain barrier

Apr. 12, 2019—Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.

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Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

Apr. 12, 2019—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.

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Duddu awarded NSF CAREER grant to better understand Antarctic ice sheet fracture

Apr. 4, 2019—Ravindra Duddu has been awarded a $555,000 NSF CAREER grant to analyze Antarctic ice sheet fracture, improve models for ice mass loss and reduce uncertainty in long-term projections of average sea level rise.

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Find Your Impact: Student empowers women through tech

Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt engineering student Miti Joshi took a leap of faith when declaring her major. She ended up falling in love with computer science and launching Vanderbilt Women in Computing.

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Like racecars and geese, cancer cells draft their way to new tumor sites

Mar. 25, 2019—The finding gives a boost to the field of metabolomics, the next big thing in fighting cancer. It can complement immunotherapies, which use the body’s natural defenses to kill cancer cells.

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New low-profile ankle exoskeleton fits under clothes for potential broad adoption

Mar. 22, 2019—Developed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, the device is believed to be the first ankle exoskeleton that could be worn under clothes without restricting motion. It does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist.

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Engineering students, doggie day care owner team up to build the better pooper scooper

Mar. 18, 2019—The How to Make (Almost) Anything class instructor said the actual project isn't as important as working together to address real-life concerns.

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Robot-guided video game gets older adults out of comfort zone, learning and working together

Mar. 18, 2019—The video game isn’t about talking robots or colorful books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most importantly, working together.

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Biomedical engineering professor named a fellow of optics society

Mar. 6, 2019—Audrey Ellerbee Bowden has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, “for achievements in optical coherence tomography.”

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