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Engineering Professor Yaqiong Xu was a gifted scholar and devoted mentor

Dec. 2, 2021—Yaqiong Xu, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, has died after a long-term illness. She died Oct. 30 in China, where she had returned to be with her family. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the School of Engineering’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium, Featheringill...

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Vanderbilt engineer leads DARPA project to enable AI machines to gain, share knowledge

Dec. 2, 2021—Kolouri wins $1M DARPA grant to investigate AI cooperative lifelong learning A Vanderbilt engineering professor is leading part of an international initiative to create advanced artificial intelligence programs that will enable machines to learn progressively over a lifetime and share those experiences with each other. Researchers hope the technology will allow machines to reuse information,...

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Vanderbilt engineers’ Science paper reviews scope of atomically thin membranes for subatomic separations

Dec. 1, 2021—A paper by Vanderbilt engineers that explores the scope to scale up the sizes of atomically thin membranes and their potential use in applications relating to energy, microscopy, and electronics is published in the journal Science. Authors Piran R. Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Pavan Chaturvedi, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of...

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New study reveals breakthrough tool to show how much exoskeletons reduce back injury risk

Nov. 30, 2021—A study led by researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology reveals a breakthrough tool to assess the effect of exoskeletons on injury risk. The tool, called Exo-LiFFT, is an interactive calculator that will help companies looking for ways to overcome workforces struggling with musculoskeletal injuries, missed work, and accelerated retirement...

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10th annual VISE symposium features keynote on heart ‘digital twins’

Nov. 29, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering hosts its 10th annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. CT. The event will feature a keynote lecture by Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. The event is free and open to the public....

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Professor Jamey Young appointed to Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair

Nov. 23, 2021—Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jamey D. Young has been named Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering. Cornelius Vanderbilt Chairs are established by the university at all Vanderbilt schools to recognize faculty who are engaged in groundbreaking research. Young is the director of graduate studies in chemical engineering and director of the Interdisciplinary Training in...

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Vanderbilt researchers join exclusive global effort to speed breakthrough in depression treatment

Nov. 17, 2021—Project to build end-to-end model of depression capturing biological factors, quantifiable biometrics and behavioral measures Vanderbilt researchers have been selected by Wellcome Leap as one of 12 global teams to develop an integrated model of depression and to identify biologically effective treatment in an accelerated timeframe. A key goal is rapid, targeted intervention and selection...

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Headband device suitable for use at home with young ADHD patients

Nov. 16, 2021—A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering professor has developed a prototype headband to measure brain activity that could have widespread application in studying and ultimately treating ADHD and other neurological disorders. The device is lightweight, portable, and inexpensive to construct. Prototype components cost less than $250, compared to costs exceeding $10,000 for commercial systems. Audrey Bowden, associate...

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