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National nuclear waste issues to be tackled by Vanderbilt-led multi-university team

Dec. 6, 2006—Nuclear power might be “green power,” but only if the nuclear waste is managed properly. Vanderbilt is leading a multi-university consortium of engineers and scientists who have learned a lot during the last ten years about how to handle nuclear waste. By helping the nation through the U.S. Department of Energy find the best ways...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research


Vanderbilt Engineering to lead FAA helicopter reliability project

Nov. 1, 2006—All it took to rip the roof off Aloha Airlines Flight 243 in 1988 was the gradual corrosion around rivet holes that had, over time, created tiny cracks in the Boeing 737’s fuselage that suddenly combined with fatal results. That incident, which caused one death, 65 injuries and a traumatic open-air ride in an airplane...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering News Research


Akers, Cassetty receive Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Awards

Oct. 19, 2006—William B. Akers and Fred J. Cassetty Jr. received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering during the Engineering Celebration Dinner held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Thursday, Oct. 19. The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service, excellent character and a reputation that reflects well on the...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Overholser, other Engineering researchers, receive Vanderbilt awards

Aug. 24, 2006—School of Engineering Senior Associate Dean K. Arthur Overholser received the Thomas Jefferson Award during the Vanderbilt Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 24. Overholser, professor of biomedical and chemical engineering, was given award “for distinguished service to Vanderbilt through extraordinary contributions as a member of the faculty in the councils and government of the university,”...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research


Vanderbilt engineers lead world forum on electronics-damaging radiation

Jul. 17, 2006—Your iPod may be a fine example of technical wizardry, but it’s no match for a cosmic ray. That’s not a hypothetical problem or even peculiar to iPods. A random cosmic ray can shut down a whole computer system if it hits just right, and even background radiation can cause computer systems to falter. Cosmic...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Vanderbilt recognizes Engineering faculty, staff achievements

May. 9, 2006—Dean Kenneth F. Galloway of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering presented three awards to faculty and staff members for their exemplary research, teaching, and professional service during the 2006 academic year. The awards were given during a May 9 ceremony in Featheringill Hall at Vanderbilt. The Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in...

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Biomedical Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Vanderbilt engineers to help Air Force use Global Information Grid

May. 1, 2006—Frustrated with cell phone dead zones, busy signals, e-mail spam, endless voice mail loops and other exasperating aspects of technology? Now, imagine the plight of a soldier needing quick information in a life-or-death scenario who has to deal with the same issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on software to harness the powers of the Global...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Mahadevan receives Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award

Apr. 7, 2006—Sankaran Mahadeven received Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award during the Spring Faculty Assembly held at Vanderbilt April 6. The award, created in 2000 upon former Chancellor Wyatt’s retirement, recognizes accomplishments that span multiple academic disciplines. Mahadevan, professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, has director of the National Science...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


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