Engineering and Technology
May. 23, 2018—Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That's essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning carbon dioxide into the most valuable material ever sold – carbon nanotubes with small diameters.
May. 23, 2018—Janos Sztipanovits, a leader in cyber-physical systems research, has been named the John von Neumann Professor by Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the John von Neumann Computer Society of Hungary.
May. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt Student Launch team won the NASA University Student Launch Competition for an unprecedented fifth time—following up on their eighth Payload Design Award—the space agency announced Friday.
May. 8, 2018—Nabil Simaan’s Advanced Robotics and Mechanism Applications Laboratory at Vanderbilt leads the way in advancing several robotics technologies for medical use, including miniature robots for single small-incision, cochlear implant and minimally invasive throat surgeries.
May. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt professor Brett Byram plans to use a grant from the National Science Foundation to utilize machine learning for the delivery of better real-time brain images, an advance decades in the making.
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.