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Engineering graduate student wins distinguished ORNL fellowship

Jul. 9, 2020—Marm B. Dixit, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is a recipient of a Weinberg Distinguished Staff Fellowship in the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “The Weinberg fellowship is a highly competitive, prestigious early-career research opportunity that will enable Marm to create independent research paths, said Flowers Family Faculty...

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Software suite expedites reproducible computer simulations

Jul. 8, 2020—  Science moves forward when researchers verify their and others’ results. “Reproducibility in scientific research is a prominent issue, and molecular simulations, which play an important role in many subfields of science and engineering, pose particular computational challenges,” said Peter Cummings, associate dean for research and John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering. To address...

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Vanderbilt ranks 36th on NAI’s Top 100 list for U.S. patents

Jul. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt University is ranked 36th in a 2019 U.S. patents report released by the by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The report uses data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and highlights the vital role patents play in university research and innovation. Published annually...

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Kidambi receives ECS-Toyota Young Investigator fellowship for fuel cell research

Jul. 3, 2020—Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is one of three recipients of an Electrochemical Society Toyota 2020-21 Young Investigator Fellowship awarded for projects in green energy technology. The fellowship is a partnership between the ECS and Toyota Research Institute of North America, a division of Toyota Motor North America. with the goal...

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Adams to lead TIPs-funded, soldier-inspired innovation hub

Jun. 30, 2020—Sanchez, Valentine awarded VU Discovery Grants A new innovation incubator will amplify existing collaborations among researchers and soldiers, building on Vanderbilt’s partnership agreement with Army Futures Command. The project, Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator for Discovering Research-Based Solutions, is one of six cross-disciplinary programs to be funded by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative, a hallmark of the...

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VISE researchers receive $3.1M grant for customizable cochlear implant programming

Jun. 26, 2020—By Michelle Bukowski A team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers has received a $3.1 million NIH grant to develop advanced patient-specific cochlear implant stimulation models for customized implant programming. Traditional cochlear implant programming is done by expert audiologists using a guess-and-check approach based on subjective patient feedback regarding sound quality as...

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Engineering grad student shares how she handles stress during COVID-19

Jun. 25, 2020—How does a Vanderbilt chemical engineering graduate student navigate her world during a global pandemic? She keeps regular meetings, sets mini-deadlines for herself, and she cooks. Kazi Tasneem, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is featured in a Society of Women Engineers short-form blog series—Engineering in Crisis—on how SWE members...

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Data Science Institute big data model to help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital prepare for patient needs during pandemic and beyond

Jun. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute researchers are developing a model to use big data to address the impact of COVID-19 on policies, procedures, and resources now and in the future. The tool will help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt evaluate short- and long-term resource needs in order to be fully prepared to meet patients’ needs as...

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