Engineering and Technology
Dec. 17, 2018—Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use.
Dec. 11, 2018—A third Vanderbilt radiation experiment rode into space last week on a SpaceX Falcon launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The goal is to model and test key electronics components for radiation sensitivity.
Ethan Lippmann wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research
Dec. 5, 2018—The five-year, $2.5 million award supports Ethan Lippmann's goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Nov. 28, 2018—The R&D 100 Awards are an international competition that recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year.
Nov. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.
Nov. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is unveiling the Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization Portal, created and curated by researchers at Vanderbilt, Arizona State University, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and University of Arizona.
Nov. 1, 2018—If you use an Android device with the Chrome browser running, the tech giant knows whether you are traveling by foot or car, where you shop, how often you use your Starbucks app and when you’ve made a doctor’s appointment, according to research by Doug Schmidt.
Oct. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt's Abhishek Dubey and Yuche Chen are helping to build new tools to revolutionize the energy efficiency of transit providers in Chattanooga.
Oct. 26, 2018—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award, which recognizes meritorious achievements and leadership in biomedical engineering and significant involvement and sustained contributions to the BMES.
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.
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.
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.