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Vanderbilt, TDOT partner to make 6 miles of I-24 the world’s smartest roadway

Sep. 2, 2021—Project to test automated vehicles, use 3D image processing, improve traffic flow Dan Work, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, leads the technical element in collaboration with Vanderbilt, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and transportation consulting firm Gresham Smith to build the smartest roadway in the world along a six-mile stretch of I-24. The...

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Research Snapshot: BME team demonstrates potential for 1st clinically successful osteoarthritis drug

Sep. 2, 2021—THE IDEA Post-traumatic osteoarthritis—caused by degraded cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in joints—occurs after a joint injury. With the knowledge that PTOA will lead to earlier onset and faster progression of osteoarthritis following an injury, researchers including Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, set out to develop a drug for the prevention of...

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Charles Stephenson was former chair of electrical engineering department

Sep. 1, 2021—Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus, Charles V. (Chuck) Stephenson II, died July 25, 2021, in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 96. Stephenson earned a bachelor’s, ’48, master’s, ’49, and a Ph.D., ’52, in physics at Vanderbilt. He worked at Sandia National Laboratory, doing research in the then-new field of solid-state physics. After leaving Sandia, he...

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Engineering doctoral students experience paradigm-shifting clinical training in surgery and intervention

Aug. 27, 2021—Trainees gain big picture knowledge plus work closely with surgeons The results are in: Five cohorts of Vanderbilt engineering doctoral students have experienced ‘paradigm-shifting training’ in surgery and intervention. Preliminary reports from a five-year program of intensive training, supported by a nearly $1 million National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering grant, show strong evidence...

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Ndukaife, Wilson win a Chancellor’s Award for Research at 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 26, 2021—Justus Ndukaife and John Wilson are among five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 26, 2021, where Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared his priorities and aspirations for the new academic year and presented some of the university’s highest honors. Engineering professors Ted Bapty, Akos Ledeczi, Sandra Rosenthal...

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Tennessee flash floods are an example of climate change impacts to come

Aug. 25, 2021—The historic rain and flash flooding that swept central Tennessee on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, devastated the small city of Waverly, about 60 miles west of Nashville. A flash flood watch issued Friday quickly became a “flash flood emergency” Saturday. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Humphreys County officials said 20 people died and all those missing had been accounted...

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New NSF university-industry center includes Vanderbilt space radiation effects and nanophotonics researchers

Aug. 25, 2021—EPICA anticipated to reach $5M in funding through support from industry, government agencies Vanderbilt engineering researchers are part of a team that will lead a new five-year Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program in integrated photonics for aerospace applications that is anticipated to reach $5 million in funding. Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits for Aerospace is a collaborative...

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Research Snapshot: How will the global community react if vulnerable nations pioneer solar radiation geoengineering

Aug. 24, 2021—By Marissa Shapiro THE IDEA Jonathan Gilligan (John Russell) Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences and civil and environmental engineering, and a group of international researchers have illustrated potential international conflicts over climate change. One of a larger group of studies, this work engaged in a role-playing scenario set in 2040 in...

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