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John Hall, devoted Vanderbilt alumnus and trustee emeritus, has died

Dec. 3, 2021—John R. Hall, BE’55, a champion for education and trustee emeritus whose deep devotion to Vanderbilt earned him the nickname “Kentucky Commodore,” died Nov. 25 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was 88 years old. Hall’s accomplishments at Vanderbilt began on the Commodores football team as the university’s first Academic All-American and continued throughout his lifetime, including...

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Vanderbilt engineers’ Science paper reviews scope of atomically thin membranes for subatomic separations

Dec. 1, 2021—A paper by Vanderbilt engineers that explores the scope to scale up the sizes of atomically thin membranes and their potential use in applications relating to energy, microscopy, and electronics is published in the journal Science. Authors Piran R. Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Pavan Chaturvedi, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of...

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Professor Jamey Young appointed to Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair

Nov. 23, 2021—Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jamey D. Young has been named Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering. Cornelius Vanderbilt Chairs are established by the university at all Vanderbilt schools to recognize faculty who are engaged in groundbreaking research. Young is the director of graduate studies in chemical engineering and director of the Interdisciplinary Training in...

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Two virtual seminars offered in November for students, postdocs interested in STEM public policy careers

Oct. 25, 2021—Several Vanderbilt offices will partner to host two virtual events focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy on Nov. 1 and 8. On Monday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT, STEM undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs considering careers in public policy are encouraged to register for the “Science Policy Careers...

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Data science workshops open to Vanderbilt community

Sep. 17, 2021—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute is offering a number of workshops this fall open to students, faculty and community members to familiarize them with data science tools. Workshops take place in Classroom 2001A of the Sony Building located at 1400 18th Avenue South. Some sessions also may have a virtual Zoom option. The workshops are:...

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Ndukaife, Wilson win a Chancellor’s Award for Research at 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 26, 2021—Justus Ndukaife and John Wilson are among five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 26, 2021, where Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared his priorities and aspirations for the new academic year and presented some of the university’s highest honors. Engineering professors Ted Bapty, Akos Ledeczi, Sandra Rosenthal...

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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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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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