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Dean Fauchet presents 2021-2022 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 10, 2022—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced the promotions of five engineering faculty members at the final School of Engineering faculty meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the May 10 meeting. Three faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor: Joshua Caldwell, mechanical engineering, effective Aug. 16, 2022;...

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Army Futures Command awards Pathfinder seed funding to Tonia Rex and Doug Adams

May. 2, 2022—by Jenna Somers  Two Vanderbilt professors were awarded Pathfinder seed funding for a project that could benefit soldiers by optimizing their neurological performance through suggested behavior protocol and by improving aircraft design and equipment to reduce the effects of in-flight vibration and percussion.  The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute...

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Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator team advances to finals for $500,000 xTechBOLT prize

May. 7, 2021—By Jenna Somers During battle, many soldiers who become wounded find themselves at the mercy of another soldier’s medical training, hoping beyond hope that the soldier administering aid will remember their training well enough to save the wounded soldier’s life. Under such duress, recalling the details of medical training could be difficult, and the failure...

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Adams is 2021 Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics

Nov. 9, 2020—Doug Adams has been elected a 2021 Fellow in the Society for Experimental Mechanics for his outstanding and sustained research, development and commercialization of experimental structural dynamics, nonlinear system identification and structural health monitoring technologies. Adams is the Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and...

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Adams to lead TIPs-funded, soldier-inspired innovation hub

Jun. 30, 2020—Sanchez, Valentine awarded VU Discovery Grants A new innovation incubator will amplify existing collaborations among researchers and soldiers, building on Vanderbilt’s partnership agreement with Army Futures Command. The project, Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator for Discovering Research-Based Solutions, is one of six cross-disciplinary programs to be funded by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative, a hallmark of the...

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Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions

Nov. 3, 2019—Nathan Miller, an engineering senior from Indianapolis, arrived at Vanderbilt in August 2016 thinking he would major in chemical engineering. Like all first-year students, he selected three eight-week modules that introduce different disciplines within engineering. He took chemical, civil and mechanical engineering. The first day of the civil engineering module—students were to design and 3D-print...

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Alert system for failing nuclear plant pipes uses thin films and sound vibrations

Oct. 24, 2019—A failing pipe can be tough to spot. It may cause a puddle, produce another sign of damage, or simply burst before detection. A flooded kitchen or laundry room is messy and inconvenient, but the stakes are much, much higher in nuclear power plants – which on average contain many miles of pipeline. As concern...

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Soldiers partner with Vanderbilt engineers to create a new model for innovation

Oct. 12, 2019—GPS, duct tape, microwaves and computers—these everyday items have one thing in common:  Each invented, in part or in whole, as the result of U.S. military research. The military’s rich history of innovation continues today at numerous labs and engineering centers. There is a gap, however. There are myriad problems at the warfighter level that...

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