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Novel advanced light design and fabrication process could revolutionize sensing technologies

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt and Penn State engineers have developed a novel approach to design and fabricate thin-film infrared light sources with near-arbitrary spectral output driven by heat, along with a machine learning methodology called inverse design that reduced the optimization time for these devices from weeks or months on a multi-core computer to a few minutes on...

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Companies with VUSE ties awarded $3.8 million in grants

Oct. 13, 2021—Six early-stage companies with ties to School of Engineering faculty, students and alumni have been awarded federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grants and matching funds from Launch Tennessee totaling more than $3.8 million. Highly competitive, the SBIR and STTR programs encourage domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and development...

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Faculty Innovator: Michael Goldfarb shows that taking the first step is possible

Sep. 24, 2021—Goldfarb (Vanderbilt) Using robotics to help individuals walk seemed like something out of a science fiction film until Michael Goldfarb and members of his lab made it a reality. Goldfarb, co-director of the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology and H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, knew from a young age that he...

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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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School of Engineering announces 14 faculty appointments

Sep. 16, 2021—Ten CS faculty join school in first year of Destination Vanderbilt: Computer Science initiative The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 14 faculty members to its full-time teaching staff, which includes 10 new computer science faculty members appointed during the first year of the Destination Vanderbilt: Computer Science initiative, part of a $100 million university...

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$1.2 million Pathfinder Project award expands VU-Army partnership

Aug. 23, 2021—Army Futures Command backs development of soft exoskeleton for soldiers Army Futures Command recently awarded Vanderbilt University its inaugural Pathfinder Project, a one-year, $1.2 million investment from the Army Research Laboratory and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute Inc. to support collaborations between researchers and creative soldiers to rapidly innovate high-impact, research-based technologies with a path to commercialization and...

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Professor Eric Barth is faculty head of Hank Ingram House

Aug. 23, 2021—Eric Barth, faculty head of Hank Ingram House, with his wife, Helen Bird, and their daughters—Nola and Kira—on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. One of the special parts of student life at Vanderbilt is the university’s uniquely personal and collaborative residential college experience. Undergraduate houses and colleges are led by faculty who live in community...

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Jeff Ray was dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology

Jul. 27, 2021—Jeff Ray, dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology and a Vanderbilt University engineering graduate, died July 26, 2021. He was 61. A Tennessee native, Ray spent five years as an electrician and earned a Journeyman Industrial Electrician license while working at R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Gallatin, Tennessee. He entered Tennessee...

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