Mechanical Engineering

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    Engineering, Peabody effort lands NASA STEM outreach award

    A combined team from Vanderbilt Engineering’s Aerospace Club and Peabody’s Department of Teaching and Learning won a prestigious outreach award from NASA for inspiring school students in the study of rocketry and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related topics. Read More

    Apr 24, 2012

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    Weeks, emeritus professor of engineering and materials science, dies

    Weeks Robert Andrew Weeks, research professor emeritus of materials science and mechanical engineering, died April 10 in Maryville, Tenn. He was 87. Weeks was a distinguished research scientist in the field of solid state physics as well as a notable glass scientist. At the end of a… Read More

    Apr 16, 2012

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

    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. Read More

    Apr 13, 2012

  • Mechanical Engineering grad students take top honors at medical device conference

    Mechanical Engineering grad students take top honors at medical device conference

    Mechanical Engineering graduate students David Comber and Massimiliano Simi have won first and second place in the Three-in-Five competition at the Design of Medical Devices Conference. Read More

    Apr 13, 2012

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    Anilkumar (Vanderbilt) 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… Read More

    Mar 1, 2012

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    Spirit of Innovation

    The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights An array of instruments and gadgets found in the Olin Hall laboratory of Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Goldfarb. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett… Read More

    Feb 1, 2012

  • Craig Hutto and Michael Goldfarb

    National Science Foundation: Bionic leg makes amputee faster on his feet

    Two years after losing his leg in a shark attack, Craig Hutto became the test pilot for a unique and powerful new prosthetic leg being developed by mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb and his team at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Jan 24, 2012

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    New method for enhancing thermal conductivity could cool computer chips, lasers and other devices

    Vanderbilt engineers have discovered a surprising new way to increase a material’s thermal conductivity that provides a new tool for managing thermal effects in computers, lasers and a number of other powered devices. Read More

    Dec 14, 2011

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    Pietro Valdastri

    Bioengineer builds robotics to make medical procedures easier Pietro Valdastri (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The prospect of a colonoscopy is about as unwelcome as a root canal, so it’s no surprise that it’s difficult to convince people to get regular screenings for colon cancer. But what if you could replace this… Read More

    Oct 3, 2011

  • Craig Hutto and Michael Goldfarb

    New ‘bionic’ leg gives amputees a natural gait

    A new lower-limb prosthetic uses the latest advances in computer, sensor, electric motor and battery technology to give it bionic capabilities. Read More

    Aug 17, 2011

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    Out of the Deep

    A shark attack leads to a collaboration that could transform the lives of amputees This is the last snapshot taken of Craig Hutto before a shark attack claimed his leg on June 27, 2005. Photo provided by Craig Hutto It was an overcast June morning at Cap San Blas, Fla.,… Read More

    Aug 1, 2011

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    Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

    Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of… Read More

    May 13, 2011

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    Vandy rocketeers strike again

    Last Sunday, Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club participated in a major NASA rocket competition at Huntsville, Alabama and came away with a first place award for their payload design. This is the fourth year that the Vanderbilt group has been invited to the NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge and… Read More

    Apr 22, 2011

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    Sponsored Research grants for March

    The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in March that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Julie A. Adams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $25,000 by the Department of Defense for “Expeditionary Capabilities Consortium:  Urban Operations Laboratory.”… Read More

    Apr 22, 2011

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    Student rocketeers achieve at NASA competition

    Vanderbilt Aerospace Club is flying high after a NASA competition win. Read More

    Apr 19, 2011