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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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ORAU award supports Vanderbilt engineer’s research on 2D nanomaterials

Jul. 5, 2018—An engineering professor whose nanomaterials research, particularly materials that are one atom thick, has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is one of 35 junior faculty nationwide to win a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, which provides funds to enrich...

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Research dean to teach molecular simulations ‘crash course’ to grad students in Beijing

Jun. 19, 2018—In a one-week intensive course in June, engineering’s associate dean for research will teach molecular simulations to 44 graduate students in Beijing. “I’m presenting a crash course for chemical engineering students on how to perform simulations of materials from the molecule up,” said Peter Cummings, also the John R. Hall Professor of Engineering. Cummings is...

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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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2018 senior design project winners announced

May. 10, 2018—READ MORE:  With innovation in abundance, Design Day dazzles  April 27, 2018 More than 60 capstone engineering projects were on display at the Student Life Center for the school’s annual showcase – Design Day – on April 23. Judges selected the following winners: The Thomas G. Arnold Prizes for Biomedical Engineering Systems Design and Research...

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Dean presents 2017-2018 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 8, 2018—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced May 8 the promotions of seven engineering faculty members at the final faculty meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the meeting. Five faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor: Aniruddha Gokhale, computer science and computer engineering; David Merryman, biomedical engineering;...

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