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Engineers advance insights on black phosphorus as a material for future ultra-low power flexible electronics

Jun. 16, 2020—Black phosphorus is a crystalline material that is attracting growing research interest from semiconductor device engineers, chemists and material scientists to create high-quality atomically thin films. From the perspective of a 2D layered material, black phosphorus shows promise for applications in next-generation flexible electronics that could enable advances in semiconductors, medical imaging, night vision and...

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Breast cancer vaccine research delivers promising results

Jun. 11, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro With a surprisingly simple approach in which cancer cells are first grown, ruptured and converted into nanoparticles, and then used as a vaccine, Vanderbilt researchers have developed what appears to be a promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis. Research led by Jenna Dombroski, Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow...

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Transportation lab predicts “extreme traffic” for some cities following COVID-19

Jun. 8, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro As communities and cities across America embark on paths for reopening, a transportation group at Vanderbilt is asking the question: What will traffic look like if transit riders become car drivers? A new article, published online by the Work Research Group at Vanderbilt, takes a hard look at transportation modes during and...

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Data Science Institute welcomes 7 engineering students among 18 summer fellows

Jun. 5, 2020—Seven engineering students are among 18 summer research fellows at the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute, working on projects that include image analysis, object recognition, education reform, genomics and England’s top soccer league. The diverse projects share more than their core in data science: the summer program this year expanded its mission to require students to...

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19. “Since the beginning of this global crisis, Vanderbilt University has been called upon to use our research capabilities to address urgent needs due to the impacts of COVID-19,” said Interim Chancellor...

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Caldwell, Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Apr. 27, 2020—Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early in their careers and are...

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Team makes breakthrough in separation science with sub-Angstrom precision

Apr. 24, 2020—An international research team that includes Vanderbilt engineers is the first to successfully separate two ions with very, very small size differences, a major advancement in separation science with widespread potential application. The process is first to achieve solute-solute separation with sub-Angstrom precision. An Angstrom is one hundred-millionth of a centimeter, or one-tenth of a...

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