Engineering and Technology
May. 7, 2018—It’s not a question about whether cyber-physical systems connecting humans and technology are hackable—it's how to keep them running after inevitable hacks occur. The National Security Agency is giving a Vanderbilt University team and their collaborators five years and several million dollars to figure out how to make that happen.
Apr. 30, 2018—Engineer Dan Work says his promising research shows adding autonomous vehicles to roadways could end the stop-and-go traffic that drives commuters insane.
Apr. 18, 2018—This year’s Senior Design Day showcase is Monday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Apr. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt rocket team collected a key award at the NASA Student Launch Challenge and followed up with a successful flight of their rocket April 8 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.
Mar. 20, 2018—Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor and associate dean for research at the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, will receive the 2018 FOMMS Medal in July at the seventh triennial Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation conference, where he will deliver the FOMMS Medal Lecture.
Mar. 19, 2018—Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.
Feb. 28, 2018—Last fall, TIPs funding allowed the VINSE cleanroom to support laboratories for four courses, covering a broad range of topics spanning traditional semiconductor materials processing to cutting-edge synthesis of two-dimensional materials. Cleanroom Immersion Leader Alice Leach writes about the wide range of immersion opportunities for undergraduate students. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.
Feb. 23, 2018—Combining a natural dye from blackberries with photosynthetic proteins extracted from spinach leaves increases the voltage of biohybrid solar cells by a factor of 20.
Feb. 15, 2018—New composite materials make wind energy even greener by making the turbines themselves recyclable.
Feb. 14, 2018—Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed for regenerative medicine applications, such as tissue engineering, wound healing, vascular bypass grafts and protection of tissue from degenerative diseases.
Feb. 12, 2018—Falling is no joke when you're a senior citizen or have other balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a 'smart cane' that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.
Jan. 30, 2018—The DARPA challenge seeks to uncover efficient solutions to our increasingly connected world's equally growing appetite for bandwidth.