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Vanderbilt research targets chemical and biological weapon detection

Feb. 11, 2007—Vanderbilt University researchers, in conjunction with colleagues at several other institutions, are working on a project that promises significant improvement in the control of proteins for a number of uses, including the detection of chemical and biological weapons. Real-time control of the function of single proteins by detecting and changing their shapes is the object...

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Biomedical Engineering News Research

Cummings appointed principal scientist of Oak Ridge National Laboratory division

Jan. 22, 2007—A chemical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University will lead the science programs of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory center that is designing and developing next-generation nanoscale materials. As the principal scientist for the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Peter T. Cummings will continue to serve as Vanderbilt University John R. Hall Professor of Chemical...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research

Vanderbilt student team is selected as finalist in MTV-U GE Ecomagination Challenge

Jan. 19, 2007—Leftover vegetable oil from Vanderbilt Dining Services will be turned into biodiesel fuel, if a student team wins a national competition for a $25,000 grant to fund campus-based environmental projects. The Vanderbilt student team is one of ten finalists in the national MTV-U GE Ecomagination Challenge, rising to the top from among more than 100...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering News

Software innovator Tuinenga joins Vanderbilt Space and Defense Institute

Jan. 9, 2007—Electronic industry entrepreneur Paul Tuinenga has joined Vanderbilt University as principal staff engineer and program manager for software development for the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics. Tuinenga, who co-founded MicroSim Corporation and Avista Design Systems, is known throughout the electronics industry for his contributions to electronic design automation and computer-aided design software for personal...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Vanderbilt Engineering to join new national cyber-security initiative

Dec. 6, 2006—Terrorist attacks in cyberspace have been the subjects of science fiction and spy novels and movies, but engineering researchers at Vanderbilt will help make sure that reality never catches up with fiction. The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is joining the University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance and Sparta, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., to create...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

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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