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Two new endowed chair recipients in engineering honored at celebration

Feb. 28, 2020—Two engineering faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Student Life Center. They were among nine Vanderbilt faculty members who are recipients of chairs. The engineering professors are: Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar, David K. Wilson Chair in...

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Team demos breakthrough in analog image processing, Nature reports

Feb. 24, 2020—A research team of Vanderbilt engineers that includes a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new ultrathin filter, based on metamaterials, that allows for analog optical image processing. Their work, Flat Optics for Image Differentiation, appears today in the scientific journal, Nature Photonics. While digital image processing has become the prevailing technique...

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Caldwell is 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt professor Joshua D. Caldwell has been selected as a 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow. The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the society’s spring meeting in Phoenix in April. The fellowship recognizes Caldwell for pioneering contributions to the understanding and utilization of polar semiconductors for power electronics and infrared nanophotonics, and for his volunteerism...

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Engineering professor wins Sloan Research Fellowship award

Feb. 17, 2020—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given annually to the brightest researchers early in their careers. She is among 126 recipients across the United States and Canada who were announced Feb. 12 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship, which...

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Grad students will use travel grants to attend world’s largest sports medicine conference

Feb. 5, 2020—Three engineering graduate students whose research focus is biomechanics and assistive technologies will attend the world’s largest sports medicine conference thanks to spring 2020 travel grants from the Vanderbilt Graduate School’s  Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute. Maura Eveld, Emily Matijevich and Rachel Teater are mechanical engineering students who work with Karl Zelik, assistant professor...

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Meet Abbey Carlson, engineer, golfer, rocket builder and pilot

Feb. 1, 2020—The ability to play top-level golf would be enough for most college students. But it barely touches the surface of what drives Vanderbilt standout Abbey Carlson. Carlson, who recently earned an invitation into the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this April, is arguably America’s most interesting women’s golfer. She possesses a truly remarkable resume. On the...

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ME and VADL alumnus makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list with solar cell startup

Jan. 30, 2020—Kevin Bush, BE’14, has been named to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, which highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” Bush was selected in the energy sector. In all, five Vanderbilt University alumni were named by Forbes this year; three are engineering grads, and this is the...

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GPS co-creator is E-Week speaker at engineering school

Jan. 28, 2020—The chief engineer for design and development of the Global Positioning System and its atomic clocks will visit the School of Engineering as part of 2020 National Engineers Week events, Feb. 17-21, at Vanderbilt University. Hugo Fruehauf, one of four engineers who created the Global Positioning System, will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4...

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