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October 2020 Category

Selected Honors and Leadership

Oct. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty are fellows of the following organizations as of Sept. 1, 2020. American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists American Academy of Forensic Sciences American Association for the Advancement of Science American Geophysical Union American Heart Association American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics American Institute of Chemical Engineers American Institute for...

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Research Groups

Oct. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering fosters strong partnerships inside the university and with its research peers. The combination of innovative research, commitment to education, and collaboration with a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere for faculty members, research staff, graduate students and undergraduates. Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of...

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Breakthrough in flat optics could transform biomedical imaging and computer vision

Oct. 1, 2020—BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOPHOTONICS Vanderbilt engineering researchers have developed a first-of-its kind ultrathin filter that processes images at the speed of light and supports direct imaging of an object’s boundaries. Their work marks a significant breakthrough in using optics for image processing and holds transformative potential for applications in biological imaging and computer vision. Digital...

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Imaging Team Aims Small, With A More Quiet, More Portable Mri System

Oct. 1, 2020—A significant component of the cost of an MRI system has been the massive superconducting magnet to produce a strong radiofrequency current and the bulky system that keeps it cool. The magnet for a 3-Tesla scanner, for example, weighs more than 12,000 pounds. Vanderbilt engineers believe it’s time to downsize. A team led by William...

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Administration and Departments

Oct. 1, 2020—ADMINISTRATION Dean Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean philippe.fauchet@vanderbilt.edu (615) 322-0720 Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs E. Duco Jansen duco.jansen@vanderbilt.edu (615) 343-3773 Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Cynthia Paschal cynthia.paschal@vanderbilt.edu (615) 343-3773 Associate Dean for Research Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering peter.cummings@vanderbilt.edu (615) 343-3773 Associate...

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$5 million NSF Convergence project revolutionizes neurodiverse employment through AI

Oct. 1, 2020—REHABILITATION ENGINEERING NSF grant aligns with school’s Inclusion EngineeringSM focus The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University that greatly expands a School of Engineering-led project for creating novel AI technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace. The...

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Electronics institute advances employer partnerships and undergraduate training

Oct. 1, 2020—The Institute for Space and Defense Electronics is answering a market need for highly specialized knowledge at two distinct but vital points—training for radiation effects engineers and internships for undergraduates in a subject usually reserved for graduate students. As the largest academic program of its kind in the U.S., ISDE is uniquely positioned to meet such...

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Minimizing risks in wind and solar power forecasts

Oct. 1, 2020—RISK, RELIABILITY AND RESILIANCE Team will model time horizons from 15 minutes to 24 hours The price for electricity on the wholesale market fluctuates every five minutes based on demand. Adding renewable energy to the mix greatly complicates matters. Historical methods that predict supply and demand are not accurate. Supply varies as the wind blows,...

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