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Alumna steers Acumen to home solar investment in remote global locations

Jul. 16, 2018—A Vanderbilt engineering graduate is leading Acumen’s efforts to provide citizens of developing countries access to energy with low-cost home solar projects. “Around the world, 1.1 billion people live without energy access. One in seven people don’t have access to lights at night,” said Leslie Labruto, BE’11, who is taking skills she honed at the Clinton...

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The ‘shine’ in gold particles has a new use – finding defects

Jul. 11, 2018—That glint of gold has always captured our eyes, but now the precious metal has a new use – finding defects in 3D printing. Vanderbilt researchers have developed a technique for gold to actually ‘shine’ inside 3D printed parts to highlight any problems. “This is one of the first applications using gold for defect detection....

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Researchers find political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 20, 2018—A team that includes Vanderbilt engineering researchers has found urban water conservation policies are reflecting the nation’s political polarization. A new, interdisciplinary report demonstrates a city’s water ordinances can be as much related to whether it leans left or right as to whether the climate is wet or dry. Vanderbilt University environmental researchers found Los...

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‘Making Nashville Living Building Ready’ event June 21 in Featheringill Hall

Jun. 14, 2018—The Living Building Challenge is described as a “philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to become truly regenerative.” The second in a local series of focused discussions about the Living Building Challenge is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium in Featheringill Hall. The event will be...

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Grad student wins first place in DOE nuclear R&D competition

Jun. 8, 2018—Brandon Chisholm, a doctoral student in environmental engineering, has received a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2018 Innovations in Nuclear Technology Research and Development competition. Chisholm’s award is in the energy policy category, and his award-winning research paper, “Preliminary Risk Assessment of a Generalized Molten Salt Reactor Off-Gas System,” was presented...

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American Nuclear Society honors Frank Parker with W. Bennett Lewis Award

Jun. 6, 2018—Frank L. Parker, Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Emeritus, has been unanimously chosen to receive the 2018 W. Bennett Lewis Award for Sustainable Energy and Development from the American Nuclear Society at its November conference in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes those who have made major lifetime contributions in nuclear science and...

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New TIPs efforts in geospatial research and heritage preservation tap engineering faculty

May. 30, 2018—Engineering faculty members will play key roles in two new university-wide interdisciplinary initiatives as well as help develop a Vanderbilt University institute of data science. The efforts are among the newest round of grants made through the $50 million Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, now in its fourth year. In all, seven interdisciplinary projects involving more than...

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Outstanding graduates recognized at 2018 Commencement Reception

May. 10, 2018—Awards and honors were presented by Dean Philippe Fauchet May 10, 2018, to seniors at the School of Engineering’s annual Commencement Reception. Crystal Marie Loehman, from Downers Grove, Illinois, is the recipient of the 2018 Founder’s Medal for the School of Engineering. She graduated May 11 with a bachelor of engineering in chemical engineering with...

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