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civil and environmental engineering

Adams to lead TIPs-funded, soldier-inspired innovation hub

Jun. 30, 2020—A new innovation incubator will amplify existing collaborations among researchers and soldiers, building on Vanderbilt's partnership agreement with Army Futures Command.

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The goal of the project—Risk-Aware Market Clearing—is a blueprint for an end-to-end, data-driven approach that balances cost and minimizes system-level risk. Market clearing is the process that keeps the supply level to the demand with no leftover of either.

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Study finds that proactive home buyouts provide financial benefits, reduce flood damage, and protect homeowners

Jun. 16, 2020—Analysis by civil and environmental engineer Janey Camp shows that proactive home buyout programs can mitigate flood damage and protect communities better than damage reduction programs.

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Hazard education curriculum developed for future community leaders

Jun. 12, 2020—Research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Janey Camp is leading the development of online-friendly teaching materials for secondary school teachers focused on risk education.

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Team makes breakthrough in separation science with sub-Angstrom precision

Apr. 24, 2020—An international research team that includes Vanderbilt engineers is the first to successfully separate two ions with very, very small size differences, a major advancement in separation science with widespread potential application.

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Twelve engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 14, 2020—Nine engineering doctoral students have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also have received NSF fellowships.

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Baroud receives NSF Early CAREER Award to predict and inform community hazard response

Mar. 11, 2020—Hiba Baroud has received a 2020 NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development grant to boost community resilience and sustainability through a three-pronged project that starts with a better understanding of how people and infrastructures interact during hazards.

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Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows

Jan. 21, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships and one of them was named the top Eisenhower Fellow in the U.S.

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Alert system for failing nuclear plant pipes uses thin films and sound vibrations

Oct. 24, 2019—A failing pipe can be tough to spot. It may cause a puddle, produce another sign of damage, or simply burst before detection. A flooded kitchen or laundry room is messy and inconvenient, but the stakes are much, much higher in nuclear power plants – which on average contain many miles of pipeline. As concern...

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Smart City project gives Nashville data-based planning tools

Oct. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a vortex—and this one has nothing to do with icy, polar weather. Working with the Nashville Fire Department and Davidson County Information Technology Services, a team of Vanderbilt computer scientists and engineers analyzed more than three years of NFD incident data. The team looked at location, time and type of incidents...

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Transportation engineers put sophisticated eyes on campus mobility and air quality

Oct. 9, 2019—The first of what could be two dozen sophisticated sensor arrays—called the MoveVU Digital Gateway—has started collecting air quality and mobility data on Vanderbilt's campus as part of a large-scale, $9 million project backed by federal, state and university funding.

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Five engineering faculty awarded Discovery Grants

Jun. 29, 2019—Five proposals from School of Engineering faculty have been selected by the Office of the Provost for 2019 Discovery Grants, which advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in the university’s core disciplines. “Discovery Grants serve as a key internal funding vehicle for fostering research that has the potential to improve lives and address society’s complex problems—a vital part...

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