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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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University Continuity Working Group includes six from engineering school

Apr. 22, 2020—A new working group to focus on continuity strategies for the university will include six members of the School of Engineering.  Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced the launch of the University Continuity Working Group today. The group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue...

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Evans, Rothschild elected to second terms on Vanderbilt Board of Trust

Apr. 22, 2020—Bruce R. Evans, BE’81, chairman of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, was elected to his second three-year term as chair at the board’s April 16, 2020, meeting. In addition, Jeffrey J. Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, was elected to a second three-year term as vice chair. Evans and Rothschild are graduates of the Vanderbilt School of...

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New PhDs’ work will fuel advancements in industry, medicine, academia

Apr. 21, 2020—Concerns about the novel coronavirus changed much on campus this spring, including how some doctoral candidates presented their research. But dissertation defenses proceeded, some of them virtually, maintaining the vital responsibility of a major research university to evaluate the work of Ph.D. candidates before they move on to their next posts. In fact, the impressive...

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Biophotonics researchers 3D print masks that accommodate filter changing

Apr. 14, 2020—Two 3D printers at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center are running around-the-clock, printing protective masks rather than their usual task—prototyping components for custom optical instruments that can cost millions of dollars. Researchers program the printers from the Vanderbilt-networked laptops they have at home. Bryan Millis, a research assistant professor in the biophotonics center, collects the printed...

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Five engineering students appointed to 2020 graduating student committee

Apr. 14, 2020—A new advisory group composed of 22 students from the Class of 2020 will provide feedback and engage in planning their postponed Commencement ceremony and related events that will now take place in May 2021. The extraordinary action of delaying this year’s Commencement events, originally scheduled for May 6–8, was announced in order to protect...

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Audrey Bowden is inaugural faculty head of Nicholas S. Zeppos College

Apr. 13, 2020—Audrey Bowden will be the inaugural faculty head of the Nicholas S. Zeppos College, set to open this August to sophomores, juniors and seniors. On April 13, 2020, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley announced the appointment, which begins fall semester. “We look forward to the day when Vanderbilt’s residential colleges—so firmly...

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Engineering alum leads DENSO’s effort to donate face shields to Tennessee hospitals

Apr. 13, 2020—In mid-March, as automakers across the world slowed production of vehicles due to the coronavirus crisis, Britt Autry, BE’92, and other executives at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., in Maryville came together to chart a course for their employees and their plant operations. “Through that discussion, we started to think about what social contribution we could...

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