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July, 2021

Team wins competitive DOE award to advance isotope production critical for U.S. science, medicine and industry

Jul. 22, 2021—A U.S. Department of Energy $4 million initiative to advance research in isotope production includes a Vanderbilt engineering professor’s work on separation technologies and to scale up processes. The funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine and industry. Piran Kidambi,...

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Hornberger retires; working group to plan future of climate, environment and energy education, research and advocacy at Vanderbilt

Jul. 21, 2021—By Jane Hirtle George Hornberger (Vanderbilt University) George Hornberger, Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering and university distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth and environmental sciences, retired June 30 after decades of dedicated service and as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment. Hornberger was already an established leader...

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$1.5M DOE grant targets engineering of cyanobacteria as biofuel production platform

Jul. 20, 2021—A new, $1.5 million Department of Energy grant brings together experts from three institutions to parse the metabolism of a blue-green algae that holds great promise for biofuel production. The team, led by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jamey Young, will take a systems biology approach to identify how cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green...

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CS student’s Microsoft dissertation grant supports her vision disability research

Jul. 16, 2021—Computer science graduate student Haley A. Adams has been awarded a 2021 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. She is one of 10 recipients in the United States and Canada who are underrepresented in the field of computing and pursuing research aligned to research areas carried out by Microsoft researchers. Microsoft aims to increase the pipeline of...

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Vanderbilt climbs to 35th spot on NAI Top 100 list for U.S. patents in 2020

Jul. 15, 2021—By Marissa Shapiro According to the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Vanderbilt University ranks 35th on the list of the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2020. This is up one spot from 2019. The list was compiled using data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

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Kyser Miree Scholarship supporters rise to the challenge in memory of beloved alumnus

Jul. 14, 2021—2021 marks 10th anniversary of Miree’s passing; Scholarship match deadline is Aug. 31 This spring marked the 10th anniversary of the Kyser Miree Scholarship, which was established to recognize the life and leadership of the late Kyser Miree, BE’09. In recognition of this milestone and in hopes of reaching an endowment of $1,000,000, a matching gift challenge was...

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Three engineering faculty awarded Seeding Success Grants in inaugural funding round

Jul. 14, 2021—The Office of the Provost has announced the inaugural round of grant recipients for the Seeding Success Grant program established in March. Three engineering faculty members are among 15 faculty members across four Vanderbilt schools and colleges who will receive support for their work. They are: David Braun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; “Catapult Legs: Enhancing Human...

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Nano tools pioneer is keynote speaker at Vanderbilt’s fall NanoDay! forum

Jul. 13, 2021—Research seminars, poster presentations part of Nov. 19 event An expert in designing nanoscale materials and multi-scale nano tools is the keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Nov. 19, 2021, at Vanderbilt University. The forum and NanoDay! is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Teri W. Odom, Charles...

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