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Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

Sep. 6, 2019—If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on the atomic scale. In “Atomically-Precise, Custom-Design Origami Graphene Nanostructures,” published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers have accomplished just that, using sophisticated and precise control of atoms to experiment with new structures and...

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Chang, Englot receive $3 million NIH grant for epilepsy imaging work

Aug. 29, 2019—A team led by an engineering professor who specializes in techniques to analyze functional neuroimaging data and a neurosurgeon-scientist has received a $3 million NIH grant for epilepsy research. This is the third major NIH R01 basic research grant Vanderbilt School of Engineering and Vanderbilt University Medical Center teams have received in less than a...

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Hatzell wins ECS Toyota 2019-2020 Fellowship

Aug. 29, 2019—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is one of five recipients of an Electrochemical Society Toyota 2019-2020 Young Investigator Fellowship awarded this year for projects in green energy technology. The fellowship is a partnership between the ECS and Toyota Research Institute of North America, a division of Toyota Motor North America. Fellows receive $50,000...

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ORAU award supports BME professor’s work on whole brain statistical modeling

Aug. 26, 2019—An engineering professor whose research involves building statistical models of whole brain data sets has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Mika Rubinov, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is one of 36 junior faculty nationwide to win a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, which provides funds to enrich the...

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Weiss wins Chancellor’s Award for Research; two recognized for 25 years at Vanderbilt

Aug. 23, 2019—Sharon Weiss was one of seven Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 22. This award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Honorees each receive $2,000 and an engraved julep cup. Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Electrical Engineering, received the...

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REDCap data management tool reaches million user mark

Aug. 22, 2019—Developed in 2004 by BME research professor Paul Harris Fifteen years after it was launched, REDCap, Vanderbilt University’s research data management tool, has reached 1 million users throughout the world. REDCap, or Research Electronic Data Capture, is a web-based platform originally devised by Paul Harris,  professor of biomedical engineering, biomedical informatics and biostatistics. To date,...

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Portion of 25th Avenue South to be renamed ‘Perry Wallace Way’ in honor of civil rights trailblazer, distinguished engineering alumnus

Aug. 21, 2019—Perry Wallace (Vanderbilt University) The portion of 25th Avenue South in front of Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium will be ceremonially renamed “Perry Wallace Way” in memory of the trailblazing Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated SEC varsity basketball in 1967. Wallace passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. The university worked with Metro Councilwoman Burkley Allen on renaming the...

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Three engineering students are winners in 2019 study abroad photo contest

Aug. 20, 2019—Photographs by three engineering seniors are winners in Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office 2019 photo contest. Emily Larson, a senior mechanical engineering major and engineering management minor, studied abroad in Madrid. She also is a licensing intern at the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. Thomas Mallick, a computer science and political science senior, spent...

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