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August, 2018

Solaster, Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems to collaborate on blockchain R&D to solve health care challenges

Aug. 30, 2018—Engineers in Vanderbilt University’s  Institute for Software Integrated Systems will collaborate with health care company Solaster to implement blockchain technology. The partners will create open-source tools to facilitate the safe, secure exchange of health care data, launching a production-ready platform based on Health Level Seven International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7FHIR) universal health data standard....

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Fauchet announces new roles, responsibilities in dean’s office

Aug. 28, 2018—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, has announced a new structure for his office with a number of colleagues taking on new roles and responsibilities. “These decisions reflect thoughtful review of our goals, especially our plans for strategic initiatives and growth, and more effective use of the school’s tremendous...

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Design teams’ VandyVans app syncs with shelter at The Commons

Aug. 27, 2018—(Vanderbilt University/Joe Howell) Students can now follow their VandyVans route and van in real time at the new shelter located at the Hank Ingram stop near The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. The shelter was designed by undergraduates in the School of Engineering and partially funded through the Vanderbilt Green Fund, which provides seed funding for...

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Novel, ‘multiplexed’ diagnosis may better identify candidates for cancer immunotherapy

Aug. 26, 2018—A Vanderbilt engineering researcher has shown that combining an enhanced vibrational spectroscopy technique with tagged gold nanostructures can detect important tumor immunomarkers – a significant step toward predicting which patients would benefit from immunotherapy. The study by Rizia Bardhan, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, involved breast tumors but the work has broader relevance....

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Bowtie-funnel combo best for conducting light; team found answer in undergrad physics equation

Aug. 24, 2018—Running computers on virtually invisible beams of light rather than microelectronics would make them faster, lighter and more energy efficient. A version of that technology already exists in fiber optic cables, but they’re much too large to be practical inside a computer. A Vanderbilt team found the answer in a formula familiar to college physics...

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McCabe receives a 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Research

Aug. 24, 2018—Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, is one of six Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research. She received the award from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. The award recognizes excellence on the part of faculty for published research, scholarship or creative expression presented or published in...

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Five professors named Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Aug. 17, 2018—Five engineering professors have been named Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows by the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. They join 12 other faculty members in the 2018-2019 class of fellows, the largest class since the program’s inception in 2010. They are assistant professors Leon Bellan, mechanical engineering; Uttam Ghosh, computer science; Taylor Johnson, computer engineering; Kenny...

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Rebuilding concrete – Sanchez to help lead $6.7 million Hong Kong research project

Aug. 15, 2018—A Vanderbilt civil engineering professor is a key investigator in a new international project to revolutionize production of concrete using seawater, sea sand and fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The Hong Kong Research Grants Council, which is equivalent to the U.S. National Science Foundation, has awarded a $6.7 million, five-year grant to a multi-university team of experts...

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