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Engineering’s Nabil Simaan named ASME Fellow

Nov. 1, 2021—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a distinction awarded to ASME members who have made significant engineering achievements. Simaan is being honored for his pioneering contributions to the modeling, design and practice of continuum and soft robots for surgery. His research has inspired...

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Vanderbilt to lead $5 million Air Force center of excellence in radiation effects research on electronics

Oct. 29, 2021—Center aims to advance the understanding of physical mechanisms responsible for radiation-induced effects on emerging technologies The Institute for Space and Defense Electronics at Vanderbilt University has been selected as the Center of Excellence in Radiation Effects by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Lab. The $5 million, five-year program will be...

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Researchers to test wearable tech to detect problem behaviors in children with disabilities and offer intervention strategies

Oct. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have won a National Science Foundation grant to use wearable technologies to detect problem behaviors in children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and offer strategies to protect them from potential harm. Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are at increased risk of showing problem behavior that expose them to being...

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Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename a design lab in professor’s honor

Oct. 26, 2021—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering have launched an initiative to renovate and rename a biomedical engineering design lab in honor of BME professor Matthew Walker III. Walker, a professor of the practice of biomedical engineering and associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, died unexpectedly April 24, 2021, at...

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Smart power grid leader to deliver Nov. 8 Hall Engineering Lecture

Oct. 25, 2021—Yilu Liu led the effort to create the North American power grid Frequency Monitoring Network or FNET and is known for her research on electric power systems and smart grids. Liu was named an IEEE Fellow in 2003 and she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2016 for innovations in electric power grid monitoring, situational awareness,...

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Two virtual seminars offered in November for students, postdocs interested in STEM public policy careers

Oct. 25, 2021—Several Vanderbilt offices will partner to host two virtual events focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy on Nov. 1 and 8. On Monday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT, STEM undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs considering careers in public policy are encouraged to register for the “Science Policy Careers...

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Vanderbilt engineering, U.S. Army educational partnership highlighted at 2021 Corps Innovation Summit

Oct. 25, 2021—The 2021 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation Summit runs virtually today through Friday and features a Vanderbilt School of Engineering presentation about the programs in the educational partnership between the school and the Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center. The summit showcases USACE innovations from both R&D and applied practices as well as innovations in human capital and business...

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Data Science Institute Summer Research Program info session for undergraduates is Nov. 9

Oct. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute will host an information session for undergraduate students interested in data science research on Tuesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. CT. The virtual event will feature a program overview, how to find a mentor, tips for submitting a standout application, and a panel of prior student participants for a...

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