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Oskay named chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Feb. 5, 2022—Çağlar Oskay has been named chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and holds a secondary appointment as professor of mechanical engineering. His primary research focus is on multiscale computational modeling and simulation of material and structure systems subjected to extreme environments and loading...

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Vanderbilt University signs on to U.N.-backed Race to Zero campaign

Nov. 11, 2021—(L to R) Assistant Professor Leah Dundon with students Chandler Quaile, Lucas Martim de Lima Portilho, Sammy Knoblauch, Lily Hauptman, Robin Young, Lipika Narisetti, Charles Doktycz and Madeline Allen (submitted photo)   Vanderbilt engineering professor and 14 students participate in international climate change negotiations Vanderbilt University, which already has taken significant steps in its commitment...

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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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Two engineering professors granted emeritus titles

May. 11, 2020—Two esteemed professors in the School of Engineering have been honored for their years of service and Vanderbilt University has bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty. K. Arthur Overholser is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Prodyot (P.K.) Basu is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus. A faculty member...

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New CEE professor combines hydrology and data to study rivers’ cleansing capacity

Oct. 24, 2018—When it comes to rivers, floodplains, ponds and lakes, Jesus Gomez-Velez knows the waters are never still – even if they appear to be. They continuously change, processing and removing excess harmful nitrates, filtering contaminants though grains of varied sizes, and using thermal energy to reinvent themselves. “Rivers regulate themselves,” he said. “We just need...

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Workshop focuses on issue of Nashville’s gentrification

Apr. 19, 2018—Gentrification researchers from across Vanderbilt University, the city and the nation gathered at the Wyatt Center on April 16 to examine the issue from their various areas of expertise. The workshop was organized by Vanderbilt Institute for Smart Cities Operation and Research and was titled the VISOR Workshop on Data in Gentrification and Equitable Development:...

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Vanderbilt engineering professors, students submit grade on state infrastructure report card

Sep. 27, 2016—Tennessee section of ASCE: Infrastructure GPA is a C Two Vanderbilt civil engineering professors helped grade Tennessee’s infrastructure, and the report card came home today. Professors Lori Troxel and Craig Philip and Vanderbilt engineering students were members of a team of professional engineers across Tennessee that assessed 10 categories of the state’s infrastructure, resulting in...

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