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Environmental engineering graduate student wins DOE nuclear technology R&D award

Aug. 12, 2022—Megan Harkema, a third-year graduate student studying nuclear environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded a prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Fuel and Supply Chain. Harkema’s research paper, The Dynamic Nature of Risk in DOE Facilities in the Surveillance...

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Team wins competitive DOE award to advance isotope production critical for U.S. science, medicine and industry

Jul. 22, 2021—A U.S. Department of Energy $4 million initiative to advance research in isotope production includes a Vanderbilt engineering professor’s work on separation technologies and to scale up processes. The funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine and industry. Piran Kidambi,...

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Vanderbilt graduate researcher awarded prestigious $161,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant

May. 5, 2021—Irfan Ibrahim The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy has awarded an Integrated University Program fellowship grant of $161,000 to environmental engineering graduate research assistant Irfan Ibrahim to further his work on nuclear reactor safety. The office’s awards provide 50 scholarships and 31 fellowships for nuclear scientists and engineers at 35 colleges and...

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NREL internship shapes student’s interest in building sciences

Apr. 8, 2021—Before the start of her sophomore year, Kristi Maisha joined other Vanderbilt students and faculty on a trip to Sterling Ranch, a mixed-use development south of Denver. The trip included a tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in nearby Golden, Co., hosted by a civil engineering alumna who is an NREL research scientist. Kim...

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The U.S. electricity market has never been simple but it has relied on highly predictable models. Loads are high during very hot and very cold months. Residential loads are lower during the day when many people are at workplaces outside their homes. Even then, the price for electricity on the wholesale market fluctuates every five...

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Transportation engineers put sophisticated eyes on campus mobility and air quality

Oct. 9, 2019—Do riders of bicycles and scooters dismount before crossing the pedestrian bridge over Hillsboro Road, as they should? How does the air quality at 21st and Broadway compare to campus areas with more tree cover? What are the pedestrian, bicycle, scooter and automobile traffic patterns at 21st and West End Avenue? The data is coming....

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Cange joins Oak Ridge-based environmental firm as VP

Apr. 12, 2019—A prominent alumna who spent nearly two years here as a visiting scholar from the U.S. Department of Energy is now vice president of an environmental remediation and consulting firm based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Sue Cange, BE ’82, MS ’83, is vice president of environmental and regulatory services at Navarro Research and Engineering. She...

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Vanderbilt engineers to train neural networks and enhance Chattanooga transit system

Oct. 12, 2018—  Chattanooga is the test city for new Department of Energy-funded project that leverages expertise of Vanderbilt engineers and widespread availability of 1-gigabyte Internet connection to revolutionize energy efficiency of transit providers. Advancements in data sensors, data collection and machine learning will fuel the project, which aims to optimize schedules of bus routes, decrease stop-and-go...

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