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Berkeley lab director to deliver School of Engineering’s Hall Lecture March 27

Mar. 9, 2017—Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering and the Ernest S. Kuh Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Monday, March 27.

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Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.

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Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

Feb. 17, 2017—Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

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New AAU energy research webpage features VU research

Feb. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers who “MacGyvered” high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps are featured in a new webpage on energy research created by the Association of American Universities.

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Merryman wins $6M to address heart disease with arthritis drug, fund other research

Feb. 3, 2017—David Merryman will study how to treat heart disease using drugs originally developed for rheumatoid arthritis and applying the lessons learned from failed weight loss drugs like Fen-Phen.

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Detecting inflammatory bowel disease during a colonoscopy

Feb. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new optical sensor that can accurately detect different types of inflammatory bowel disease and can be easily integrated into routine colonoscopy exams.

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Engineering’s Çağlar Oskay named ASME fellow

Feb. 1, 2017—Çağlar Oskay, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, has been selected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.

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Vanderbilt biomedical engineer receives presidential award for advanced wound healing research

Jan. 31, 2017—Biomedical engineer Craig Duvall has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to support his research into advanced wound healing technology.

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Four elected to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Jan. 30, 2017—Three Vanderbilt civil engineering professors and one senior research scientist, all nationally recognized experts in environmental sustainability and hazardous waste management, have been elected to the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and recognized as board-certified environmental scientists.

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Baroud receives inaugural Littlejohn Dean Faculty Fellowship

Jan. 27, 2017—Hiba Baroud is a civil engineer who develops tools that improve infrastructure systems’ reliability and recovery from disasters like hurricanes and floods.

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Softening tumor tissue could aid cancer treatments

Jan. 16, 2017—Tumors cause the intracellular material surrounding them to stiffen. Softening this protective layer could make existing cancer treatments more effective, according to new research.

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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand

Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have developed a new method for duplicating DNA that makes devices small enough to hold in your hand that are capable of identifying infectious agents before symptoms appear.

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