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VINSE director Rosenthal honored for achievements in chemistry, STEM education

Feb. 22, 2018—Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, has been named the winner of this year’s Charles H. Herty Medal by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. The award is given to recognize outstanding chemists in the Southeast U.S. who...

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Spinach protein and blackberry dye give juice to biohybrid solar cells

Feb. 20, 2018—Berries really do pack extra punch – increasing the voltage of spinach-derived biohybrid solar cells developed by Vanderbilt researchers by up to a factor of 20. The interdisciplinary team discovered that combining a natural dye from blackberries with photosynthetic proteins extracted from spinach leaves creates a device that can produce vastly more voltage than a...

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Engineering’s Deyu Li named ASME Fellow

Feb. 20, 2018—Deyu Li, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a distinction awarded to ASME members who have made significant engineering achievements. Li has made significant contributions in nanoscale energy transport as well as microfluidics and nanofluidics.  He is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in thermal...

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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable

Feb. 16, 2018—Fields of spinning wind turbines inspire thoughts of earth-friendly energy, but until now, generating wind power hasn’t been as sustainable as people may have thought. It generally requires a great deal of time and energy to cure the type of resin that makes the 150-foot-wide fiberglass turbines strong and durable. When they finally wear out...

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Two engineering professors named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows

Feb. 15, 2018—Robert W. Pitz and Sankaran Mahadevan are members of the 2018 class of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows. They join 20 other members from academia, industry and government honored by the AIAA. AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow in recognition of an individual’s notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology...

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IRIS Initiative: Shaping tomorrow’s infrastructure

Feb. 5, 2018—Written by Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay & Post-Doctoral Research Scholar Alessandro Fascetti. This article was originally posted on the VUBreakThru blog. A 2016 Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) award, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) continues to make progress. The development of the program coincides with the university becoming...

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Vanderbilt wins top prize in first round of DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

Jan. 30, 2018—In two years, the world may see a revolutionary solution to the century-old approach of allocating bands for specific use on the radio frequency spectrum. Vanderbilt may help solve the problem. A Vanderbilt team of researchers and alumni – dubbed MarmotE – won the Round 1 in mid-December of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects...

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Engineering undergrads from DIIGI lab present their research at SPIE Photonics

Jan. 29, 2018—A new device that can image diseases of the retina more quickly will soon be tested during ophthalmic surgeries with Vanderbilt Eye Institute collaborators. The prototype was designed by a Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate, who is first author on a paper about the work she will present today at the largest photonics conference in the world....

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