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7 Questions with Philippe Fauchet

Dec. 1, 2022—Philippe Fauchet, the Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering, will step down as dean, effective June 30, 2023, and will rejoin the school’s faculty in 2024 after a sabbatical. Under his leadership, the School of Engineering has grown in a number of areas, including the size of its faculty,...

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Vanderbilt engineers’ paper on differences in water and water vapor transport selected as ‘Editors’ Highlight’ in Nature Communications

Dec. 1, 2022—The transport of water molecules through nanoscale pores is central to a number of processes like water treatment, biological membranes, ionic/molecular separations, water treatment and protective applications, but the mechanisms of transport are not fully understood. Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt, and a team of researchers recently had a...

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Vanderbilt Engineering professor named one of the most highly cited researchers

Nov. 29, 2022—Shihong Lin has been named one of the most highly cited researchers in the world for 2022, according to an annual analysis conducted by Clarivate. Lin, who is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering, has published multiple influential studies on water treatment and desalination. Clarivate’s designation places Lin...

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Notable neuroscientist is keynote speaker for Vanderbilt’s 11th annual surgery and engineering symposium

Nov. 28, 2022—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering is taking advantage of a five-day annual meeting in Nashville of the American Epilepsy Society by inviting two notable doctors to the VISE December seminar and symposium series. Dr. Martha Morell will deliver the Dec. 7 keynote address during the VISE 11th Annual Surgery, Intervention, and Engineering Symposium,...

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AI-powered cruise control system may pave the way to fuel efficiency and traffic relief

Nov. 23, 2022—The CIRCLES Consortium, consisting of Vanderbilt University, UC Berkeley, Temple University and Rutgers University-Camden, in coordination with Nissan North America and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, concluded a five-day open-track experiment on Nov. 18. Researchers tested an AI-powered cruise control system designed to increase fuel savings and ease traffic using 100 specially equipped Nissan Rogue...

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How families can develop productive rules for screen time

Nov. 22, 2022—With the holidays quickly approaching, there’s one item that nearly every kid wants: a mobile phone or tablet equipped with the latest games and social apps. That prospect can be scary for adults, especially those who are considering entrusting younger children with a digital device for the first time. Pamela Wisniewski, an expert in adolescent...

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Vanderbilt study finds that diabetes may hasten breast cancer tumor growth and stiffness

Nov. 18, 2022—While diabetes is already associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new Vanderbilt study published in Science Advances on November 18 indicates that presence of the disease may increase tumor growth and stiffness. Researchers also found that diabetes treatments could reduce the tumor growth and stiffness to levels comparable with non-diabetic ones....

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Vanderbilt researchers explore AI technology to help optimize Nashville emergency services

Nov. 14, 2022—When leaders from Nashville’s fire department and emergency management services began participating in a yearlong series of community engagement discussions with faculty experts from Vanderbilt University in September of 2021 they weren’t sure what to expect. What they did know is that—like nearly every city at that time—they were experiencing significant headwinds coming from two...

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