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Engineering and Technology

Duvall to receive 2015 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award for regenerative medicine research

Jan. 22, 2015—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Craig L. Duvall has received a Society for Biomaterials 2015 Young Investigator Award for his achievements in the field of biomaterials research within 10 years of receiving his doctorate.

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Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps

Jan. 13, 2015—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, and postdoctoral scholar Ekawahyu Susilo will begin Valdastri’s second run as principal investigator in the NSF I-Corps program as they explore the commercial potential of modular open-source architecture for building capsule robots.

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Vanderbilt research will help shape the future of American manufacturing

Jan. 9, 2015—A cutting-edge Vanderbilt lab that studies how materials, structures and machines operate under real-world conditions will play a key part in the new multistate, $259 million Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) to be announced today by President Obama.

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What I did over winter break: Engineers continue cutting-edge research

Jan. 6, 2015—Relieved undergrads jetted off for winter break a few weeks ago, leaving the halls at the School of Engineering almost unnervingly empty. But anyone in need of company could find labs full of Ph.D. candidates hard at work on their research.

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Engineering students’ invention may improve safety for women in India

Dec. 19, 2014—A diverse group of engineering undergrads horrified by a report of violent attacks on Indian women who were walking to toilet facilities came up with an alternative. Their project has the potential to change lives in nations where plumbing is considered a luxury.

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Pantelides elected electrical engineering association fellow

Dec. 9, 2014—Sokrates Pantelides has been elected a 2015 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His election brings the total number of IEEE fellows on campus to a dozen.

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Aerospace Club works on simulated Mars sample recovery vehicle for NASA competition

Dec. 9, 2014—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, defending champions in the NASA Student Launch Challenge for the past two years, is tackling the agency’s 2014-15 design challenge.

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Zelik explores biological mechanisms behind human movement

Dec. 4, 2014—Karl Zelik's Biomechanics and Assistive Technology laboratory is dedicated to locomotion—in particular, to understanding the mechanisms of human locomotion and using engineering to improve movement and mobility for people with impairments.

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Coffee-ring diagnostic offers hope in poorest regions

Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.

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How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats

Nov. 21, 2014—The most detailed aerodynamic simulation of hummingbird flight conducted to date demonstrates that it achieves its aerobatic abilities through a unique set of aerodynamic forces.

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Vanderbilt researchers’ work passes computing society’s test of time

Nov. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt computer scientists have been awarded the Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems' Test of Time Award, given to papers making long-lasting academic and practical impacts that were published at least 10 years ago.

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Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 13, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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