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Landmark study examines decarbonization of U.S. inland waterways

Sep. 7, 2021—Sept. 23 webinar to cover challenges, options for inland fleet A landmark new report by Vanderbilt transportation and environmental engineers looks toward decarbonization of U.S. waterways and evaluates the potential for possible future propulsion technologies and alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions. The comprehensive study, the first to examine the U.S. inland waterway system through...

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Hornberger retires; working group to plan future of climate, environment and energy education, research and advocacy at Vanderbilt

Jul. 21, 2021—By Jane Hirtle George Hornberger (Vanderbilt University) George Hornberger, Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering and university distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth and environmental sciences, retired June 30 after decades of dedicated service and as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment. Hornberger was already an established leader...

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Stronger waterborne petroleum access spared Nashville worst of Colonial Pipeline shutdown shortages

Jun. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt civil and environmental engineers have concluded that cities in Middle and East Tennessee with waterborne access to petroleum products were far less affected by the disruption of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown in May 2021 than other regional markets. The research was conducted as part of a case study on resilience strategies for navigable portions...

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Vanderbilt engineers co-host TDOT ‘Innovation to Implementation Forum’ March 31

Mar. 31, 2021—Janey Camp (Vanderbilt University) Craig Philip (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt engineers Janey Camp and Craig Philip are co-hosting the “Innovation to Implementation Forum,” an innovation fair and research symposium focused on improving the practical implementation of TDOT’s State Planning and Research-funded research. SPR funding originates from the Federal Highway Administration to facilitate research through state departments...

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CEE professors named to Transportation Research Board committees

Nov. 10, 2020—Two civil engineering faculty members have been named to key positions on committees of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, has been appointed chair of the committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change...

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MoveVU travels on with $8.4M to help reduce traffic jams near campus, improve city air quality

Aug. 5, 2020—Campus Perimeter ‘Walk and Roll Loop’ (Mark Abkowitz/Vanderbilt University) Based on the success of the MoveVU sustainable transportation program, launched in 2018, Vanderbilt University has received an additional $8.4 million to scale up its activities. The additional money is being funded equally by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement...

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Vanderbilt, TDOT awarded grant from U.S. Department of Transportation to enhance I-24 Smart Corridor development with Artificial Intelligence

Jul. 22, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro Without question, Nashville’s exhilarating growth has provided immense benefits to the region. The flip side of all that expansion is that traffic has increased by a whopping 60 percent since 2005 along the area of I-24 that connects Nashville with Murfreesboro, the fastest growing city in Tennessee. Today, Nashville is the 19th...

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Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows

Jan. 21, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships and one of them was named the top Eisenhower Fellow in the U.S. The fellows were selected through a competitive process that included university panels and a national selection panel. The awards, up to $30,000 each, are made by the U.S. Department of...

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