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Engineering’s Zelik named Emerging Leader by Chamber, YP Nashville

Aug. 9, 2018—Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik has been named an Emerging Leader by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. Zelik received the distinction in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction category.

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Class of 2018: Josh Fleck is giving greater mobility to people with disabilities

May. 7, 2018—As a high school student, Josh Fleck knew he wanted to research and develop robotic prosthetic devices. At Vanderbilt, the mechanical engineering major has spent the past three years in Assistant Professor Karl Zelik’s Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Lab immersing himself in research.

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Meet Vanderbilt’s first Academic Pathways fellows

Oct. 27, 2017—Seven outstanding Ph.D.’s with diverse backgrounds and experiences have come to Vanderbilt to pursue postdoctoral training with an eye toward academic careers.

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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

Aug. 1, 2017—"Performance-boosting super suit" hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users' backs.

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

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.

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Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

Apr. 25, 2017—The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub will promote robotics in small and medium enterprises and in critical manufacturing sectors like aerospace, automotive, electronics and textiles.

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Three students named Goldwater Scholars for 2017

Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.

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Nine from Vanderbilt receive SEC faculty travel grants for 2016-17

Oct. 7, 2016—Now in its fifth year, the SEC Faculty Travel Program provides support for selected Southeastern Conference faculty members to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Mar. 31, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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VUCast: Engineers help dog walk, caving for clues, and students on the run!

Sep. 10, 2015—In the latest VUCast: See a rescue dog walk again, thanks to Vanderbilt engineering students; learn what we found when we followed climate researchers underground; and the Class of 2019 runs for the Commodores! Watch now.

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Zelik, team discover hip, foot muscles more important to walking than previously thought

Jul. 13, 2015—In his effort to develop better prosthetic limbs, Karl Zelik had to start with deciphering more clearly how muscles function in walking. His path not only led to a better way of quantifying human locomotion, but also to the discovery that muscles around the hip and in the foot are more important to walking than previously thought.

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Better, faster, stronger: Tennis great researching prosthetics that push the limits

Feb. 4, 2015—College tennis champ Eric Honert is focusing on a new challenge as a graduate student in mechanical engineering: building a better prosthetic toe.

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