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July, 2013

$9M NSF grant to help Vanderbilt engineers expand frontier of cyber-physical systems

Jul. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt University engineers are part of a multi-university project funded by a five-year $9 million National Science Foundation grant to help determine the most efficient approach to designing and operating cyber-physical systems that support national health, energy and transportation priorities. Teams from Vanderbilt, the University of California, Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Engineering student grabs first seat at VU@EC

Jul. 25, 2013—At just 20 years old, Vanderbilt engineering student Ben Whittle has become the first candidate accepted into the VU@EC program. Whittle and a business partner are developing a new online collaboration platform that will enable groups to brainstorm and share ideas via instant messaging or group video chats, investigate problems, and visualize solutions. “Originally we...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News

Summer interns produce aids for amateur inventors

Jul. 22, 2013—If you are a frustrated amateur inventor, you might want to thank seven Nashville high school students. They spent their summer working on introductory manuals for a new suite of software developed at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) to democratize the vehicle design process. The software, which ISIS created for the Defense Advanced...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Engineering faculty named to Vanderbilt’s strategic planning group

Jul. 17, 2013—Two engineering professors have been named to an executive committee charged with developing a framework of ideas that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future. Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, join 23 other faculty members who...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Mechanical Engineering News

Grad student wins first place in DOE fuel cycle research competition

Jul. 15, 2013—Lyndsey Morgan Fyffe, a doctoral 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. Fyffe’s award is in the category of energy policy, and her award-winning research paper, “Developing Operational Safety Performance Measures for Nuclear Chemical Facilities,” was presented at...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research

Engineering shares Vanderbilt space at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Jul. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt now has designated space at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s new downtown incubator at 41 Peabody Street in the city’s historic Rolling Mill Hill area. The VU@EC program was developed in conjunction with the School of Engineering and the Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization. The program will place faculty, staff and students with innovative...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News

Krahn receives U.S. academy’s environmental engineering certification

Jul. 9, 2013—Steven L. Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, has been accepted by eminence into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member in the specialty practice of hazardous waste management. Krahn performs research in the technologies associated with the materials processing and risk assessment associated...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research

BME-powered startup wins first place in Memphis tech event

Jul. 9, 2013—BioNanovations, a startup company based on technology developed at Vanderbilt, claimed first place at the NewME Accelerator PopUp event held in Memphis June 28-30. According to The Daily News in Memphis, the company was awarded prizes worth $45,000 and earned a seat in the 12-week NewME Accelerator program in Silicon Valley. BioNanovations focuses on bringing...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research