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January, 2015

Former Ingram Barge CEO to lead Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research

Jan. 29, 2015—Craig E. Philip, a nationally recognized leader in marine and intermodal transportation industries and former CEO of Ingram Barge Company, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research. He also is a research professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. VECTOR emphasizes the integration of transportation engineering, planning and management,...

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Valdastri takes NSF CAREER Award for capsule robots with educational component

Jan. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University researcher Pietro Valdastri won a $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award with his proposal, not only to design and build capsule robots capable of finding internal disease, but also to make sure his discoveries are used in education at all levels. Valdastri, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, primarily focuses his research on...

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Alum’s 3D printer with electronics capabilities grabs CES 2015’s attention

Jan. 22, 2015—SOMERVILLE, Mass. — There’s little sign that the Voxel8 team is just back from impressing visitors to this month’s Consumer Electronics Show — they’re working as intensely as ever in their tight, chaotic lab space in start-up community Greentown Labs. But talk to co-founder and software engineering lead Jack Minardi (EE’12), and the excitement becomes...

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Duvall to receive 2015 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award for regenerative medicine research

Jan. 22, 2015—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Craig L. Duvall has received a Society for Biomaterials 2015 Young Investigator Award for his achievements in the field of biomaterials research within 10 years of receiving his doctorate. The award will be presented at the Society’s 2015 annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C., April 15-18. His manuscript, “Conjugation of Palmitic...

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Engineering, music theory professor explains how computers see music

Jan. 20, 2015—The sound of Ray Charles crooning “You Don’t Know Me” has been raising goose bumps on the heartbroken for five decades. But what makes it bring a tear to the eye when the same tune produced on a MIDI doesn’t? And could a computer ever tell the difference in Charles’ famed version and those of...

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Engineers lead 6 of 10 ‘cool inventions’ of 2014: CTTC

Jan. 16, 2015—A Vanderbilt engineering professor is a lead or co-inventor of six of the 10 “cool inventions” in 2014 highlighted by the university’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization in this video. The CTTC selected 10 from last year’s 200 inventions that have “the potential to profoundly impact lives around the globe.” The six inventions are:...

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Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps

Jan. 12, 2015—Article courtesy of Vanderbilt CTTC Having spent the last decade researching and working on the development of medical capsule robots, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Pietro Valdastri is no stranger to innovation, nor to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps. The corps is a multiweek training program that prepares scientists and engineers to take their...

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LASIR is key part of new manufacturing hub announced by Obama

Jan. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt research will help shape the future of American manufacturing A cutting-edge Vanderbilt lab that studies how materials, structures and machines operate under real-world conditions will play a key part in the new multistate, $259 million Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) to be announced today by President Obama. An application to the Department...

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