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Experiments into amorphous carbon monolayer lend new evidence to physics debate

Jan. 8, 2020—Plastic, glass and gels, also known as bulk amorphous materials, are everyday objects to all of us. But for researchers, these materials have long been scientific enigmas – specifically when it comes to their atomic makeup, which lacks the strict ordered structure of crystals found in most solids such as metals, diamonds and salts. Although...

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Engineering alumnus and Uber product leader named to 2020 Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30

Jan. 7, 2020—Engineering alumnus Nikhil Goel, BE’13, has been selected for the 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The list highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” Goel is the head of product at Uber Elevate, a division that he co-founded after working on Uber’s emerging markets team. According to Forbes, he...

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Two CS professors awarded Provost Research Studios for 2019-20

Jan. 6, 2020—Matthew Berger and Ipek Oguz, assistant professors of computer science and computer engineering, have received a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. They are among 13 outstanding full-time faculty from across the university to receive this additional support for professional development. Provost Research Studios are targeted for a critical time in the faculty...

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57 students complete coding, data analytics boot camps

Dec. 16, 2019—On December 9, 57 students celebrated their completion of Vanderbilt University boot camps in coding and data analytics. The Trilogy-powered boot camps are a partnership between Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management and its School of Engineering. The ceremony covered classes that have graduated since July: 32 students from coding and 25 from data analytics. M....

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Popular class makes a difference-for a young boy, a local company and Cheekwood

Dec. 12, 2019—Making things is cool. Making things that solve a problem, improve a life and make a difference is even better. Students in “How to Make (Almost) Anything” recently presented their final projects for clients with wildly diverse needs. Among them: A young boy with one leg eight inches shorter than the other needed a way...

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Simaan honored as IEEE Fellow for robotics advancements

Dec. 2, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award – effective January 1, 2020 – recognizes Simaan for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery. Technologies developed by his group have advanced surgical robotics by enabling steerable...

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Microelectronics master Dan Fleetwood named AAAS Fellow

Nov. 26, 2019—Daniel M. Fleetwood, Olin H. Landreth Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the field of microelectronics reliability, particularly for enhancing the understanding of defects, radiation response and low-frequency noise. He is considered one of the first scientists to identify the...

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A four-way switch promises greater tunability of layered materials

Nov. 19, 2019—A scientific team from Vanderbilt University and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made the first experimental observation of a material phase that had been predicted but never seen. The discovery breaks new ground in the study of ferroelectricity, a characteristic of certain dielectric materials used in high-technology applications. The team made...

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