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civil and environmental engineering

Third environmental engineering professor is certified by U.S. academy

Dec. 12, 2013—Eugene LeBoeuf is the third Vanderbilt environmental engineering faculty member in two years to be accepted into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a board certified environmental engineering member.

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Using sound waves for bomb detection

Oct. 23, 2013—A remote acoustic detection system designed to identify homemade bombs can determine the difference between those that contain low-yield and high-yield explosives.

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New faculty: Doug Adams studies the science of risk

Oct. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt is where the science of risk is done. It’s why Doug Adams wants to be here.

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CEE senior continues award-winning research in graduate school

Oct. 2, 2013—Two months before graduating with a degree in civil engineering Mason Hickman earned two awards at the 2013 Southeastern Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education for his research on portable structures capable of withstanding blasts from explosives.

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Eight engineering students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Sep. 4, 2013—Meghan Bowler, Erica Curtis, Melanie Gault, Samantha Saratt and Chelsea Stowell, biomedical engineering; Kirsten Heikkinen and Richard Hendrick, mechanical engineering; and Thushara Gunda, civil and environmental engineering, have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Mark Abkowitz

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Mark Abkowitz, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt, discuss adaptation strategies with a specific focus on infrastructure systems as a means to prepare for future climate change such as extreme weather events. In his presentation, he suggests using a holistic risk management approach to identify potential risks and those strategies...

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Secretary of Energy selects Kosson as member of key review committee

Aug. 6, 2012—Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has selected Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair David Kosson as a member of a group of independent technical experts to assess certain aspects of the design of a new, state-of-the art waste treatment plant that the Department of Energy is planning to construct on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington state.

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Engineering doctoral student wins first prize in DOE competition

Jul. 3, 2012—Bethany Smith, a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, has been awarded a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.

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Clarke receives inaugural environmental scientist certification

May. 23, 2012—Jim Clarke, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been approved for membership in American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and for Certification by Eminence as a Board Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) in the April 2012 inaugural class.

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Abkowitz receives Alumni Education Award

Apr. 20, 2012—  Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, was surprised in the middle of a research group meeting April 2 with the presentation of the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Alumni Education Award. The Alumni Education Award is given annually to a full-time Vanderbilt faculty member who has contributed substantially to Vanderbilt Alumni Association education...

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Seniors show off real-world design solutions at Senior Design Day

Apr. 13, 2012—Senior engineering students are challenged to solve real-world design issues for university and corporate sponsors during a two-semester design course. Students will share results with their clients and the Vanderbilt community at Senior Design Day, April 19, from 3-5 p.m. in Featheringill Hall.

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Kudos

Mar. 1, 2012—Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Peter Cummings, the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Engineering Directorate and...

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