Engineering and Technology
Jul. 27, 2017—On Aug. 1, the renewable energy pilot facility atop Nashville’s Love Circle—a joint venture between the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and Metro Water Services featuring a wind turbine and solar panels—will complete five years of continuous operation.
Jul. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University engineers find existing human protein is ideal carrier for powerful molecules that can signal tumors to self-destruct.
Jul. 21, 2017—A new energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
Jul. 17, 2017—The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Vanderbilt University’s Michael Miga and his team have published the potential solution.
Jul. 5, 2017—Graduate student Kyle Garland is diving into his studies with eight weeks of intense immunology research.
Jun. 26, 2017—Leon Bellan made a dissolving circuit board that, so far, just turns on an LED light. Its potential applications are far more promising.
Jun. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.
Jun. 7, 2017—WIPER technology detects when a bullet flies by a protected elephant and sends an alarm with its location.
Jun. 2, 2017—Bayesian modeling can include hundreds of data points and present a range of potential events and options for dealing with them.
Jun. 2, 2017—Researchers are studying how commerce and flood control on inland waterways and the residents along them must change.
May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt's recent hosting of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition proved to be not only intellectually enriching, but also socially unifying, according to several leaders across campus.
May. 22, 2017—An interdisciplinary materials science graduate student has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to scale and commercialize a revolutionary method of carbon nanotube production.