Engineering And Technology

  • Mobile pollution sensors to be developed at Vanderbilt using Microsoft grant

    Mobile pollution sensors to be developed at Vanderbilt using Microsoft grant

    Vanderbilt engineers have won an award from Microsoft Corp. to develop a real-time, online, detailed and accurate picture of air quality in large metropolitan areas like Nashville. The mobile air quality monitoring system will make it possible to monitor air quality more accurately than the current system of fixed stations performing low-resolution sampling by including car-mounted sensors that measure, process and report emission levels. Read More

    Apr. 9, 2007

  • Vanderbilt research targets chemical and biological weapon detection

    Vanderbilt research targets chemical and biological weapon detection

    Vanderbilt University researchers, in conjunction with colleagues at several other institutions, are working on a project that promises significant improvement in the control of proteins for a number of uses, including the detection of chemical and biological weapons. Read More

    Jan. 26, 2007

  • Raindrop research improves understanding of water erosion

    Raindrop research improves understanding of water erosion

    There is a dark side to even the humble raindrop. A single drop is harmless, but when billions of raindrops from a cloudburst fall on bare soil they strike like billions of tiny hammers, dislodging tons of soil per acre which is carried away by surface runoff. Read More

    Jan. 19, 2007