civil and environmental engineering
Vanderbilt environmental engineers appointed to National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board executive and climate change adaption committees
Nov. 9, 2020—Mark Abkowitz and Craig Philip will assume influential positions on the Transportation Research Board, bringing expertise and forward-looking vision to community and infrastructure resiliency planning.
Oct. 1, 2020—Shihong Lin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has won the most prestigious mid-career award in his field, underscoring his leadership in water separation research and innovation.
Vanderbilt scientists awarded NSF grant to examine the future of international shipping in the Arctic Ocean
Sep. 11, 2020—Comparing risk of shipping along the Arctic and the Suez Canal through 2100 scientists weigh factors including climate change in their calculations.
MoveVU travels on with $8.4 million from Tennessee Department of Transportation and Vanderbilt University
Aug. 4, 2020—Based on the success of the MoveVU sustainable transportation program launched in 2018, Vanderbilt University has received an additional $8.4 million, funded equally by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and the university, to scale up its activities.
Vanderbilt, Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to enhance I-24 Smart Corridor development with Artificial Intelligence
Jul. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University researchers have been tapped to deploy artificial intelligence techniques to mitigate the frequency of traffic and accidents along the Interstate 24 Smart Corridor, which stretches from Nashville to Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.