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Summer program exposes 80+ engineering undergraduates to research immersion

Oct. 15, 2018—More than 80 engineering undergraduate students spent 10 weeks immersed in research projects that spanned all departments and focus areas, experiences that in some cases have changed planned career paths. A record number of students took part in the Summer Research Program, which undergraduates and their faculty mentors say provides opportunities they cannot get in...

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Synergy in two-dimensional materials, membranes research clear in professor’s new work

Oct. 11, 2018—Piran Kidambi (Vanderbilt University) Where researchers who worked with two-dimensional materials and those who worked with membranes were once separate, synergistic opportunities are resulting in exciting new developments at their intersection, a Vanderbilt University chemical and biomolecular engineering professor has both opined and proven. In a review published earlier this year in Advanced Materials, Assistant...

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Watson Room opening, Hall Lecture mark two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt

Sep. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room at the Wond’ry, and IBM Vice President Robert Sutor will give the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture, as part of a two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt University Sept. 19–20. Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19,...

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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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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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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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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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Oak Ridge and Vanderbilt come together to explore cellular processes

Jul. 6, 2018—Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation to explore transformative, interdisciplinary ways to study complex cellular processes to tackle some of the most pressing problems in biology. “ORNL and Vanderbilt researchers have complementary strengths,” said Padma Raghavan, vice...

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