Engineering and Technology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan. 3, 2017—The new master's degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the Internet of Things – the advanced connectivity of devices and systems – as well as cybersecurity, smart grids and defense.
Dec. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Nov. 21, 2016—"Mood ring materials" constitute a new type of smart sensing technology that could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to the nation's failing infrastructure.