Jan. 12, 2021—Nashville Business Journal recently released its 2021 “40 under 40” list of honorees, featuring six Vanderbilt alumni and two faculty members: Maya Bugg, EdD’18, president and CEO, Tennessee Charter School Center Christiane Buggs, MEd’14, board chair, The Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education and founding board member of The Equity Alliance Austin Dirks, BE’08, CEO...
Dec. 8, 2020—Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Dec. 7, 2020—Discovery provides insight for developing next generation optoelectronic and infrared devices In groundbreaking new research, an international team that includes a Vanderbilt engineer has developed a unique process for producing a quantum state that is part light and part matter.
Vanderbilt-developed exosuit selected for innovation and entrepreneurship showcase in Washington, D.C.
Dec. 7, 2020—A back-assist exoskeleton developed by Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik at Vanderbilt is being recognized by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities for their annual innovation showcase.
Nov. 24, 2020—Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Nov. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Otolaryngology Nabil Simaan has been named a top voice in health care robotics by technology discovery platform InsightMonk and market intelligence firm BIS Research.
Nov. 19, 2020—Modernized endoscopic system blends robotics and magnetic coupling to improve medical procedures, starting with colonoscopies.
Vanderbilt trans-institutional team shows how next-gen wearable sensor algorithms powered by machine learning could be key to preventing injuries that sideline runners
Oct. 28, 2020—An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Karl Zelik explores how wearable sensor technology can monitor bone stress in runners, developing a new multi-sensor algorithm that could save runners from months of pain and recovery time.
Team examines operating limits in solid-state batteries to improve driving range of electric vehicles
Oct. 22, 2020—There is huge momentum toward adoption of battery electric vehicles primarily because performances are meeting or exceeding the properties of traditional automobiles. Consumers want electric vehicles that have similar driving range (energy density) and charging styles and times (power density) to gasoline powered vehicles. “One pathway to improving the energy density of the battery, or...
Sep. 29, 2020—Zelik and team demonstrate how a clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and provide needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline workers.
Sep. 22, 2020—NSF Convergence grant dovetails with Microsoft PREMONITION program expansion Vanderbilt engineers are leading the academic component of a massive Microsoft project that combines robotics, genomics, big data collection—and mosquitos—to monitor the environment and detect potential pandemics and other threats before they cause widespread outbreaks. Microsoft announced today expansion of its PREMONITION program and a large-scale...
Jul. 20, 2020—A recent mechanical engineering doctoral graduate has created a material for welding in extreme conditions that could minimize equipment needed and operator hazards.