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Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

Apr. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations. The Defense Department awarded the contract to...

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Mood ring materials: a new way to detect damage in failing infrastructure

Nov. 22, 2016—“Mood ring materials” could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to the nation’s failing infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers has estimated that more than $3.6 trillion in investment is needed by 2020 to rehabilitate and modernize the nation’s failing infrastructure. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to establish a $1 trillion...

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Three engineering faculty named to Vanderbilt’s new research council

Nov. 8, 2016—  (Vanderbilt University)   Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Three engineering faculty members join 15 faculty from colleges and schools named to the inaugural Vanderbilt University Research Council by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente. The engineering faculty members are Doug Adams, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and...

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Congressional staff visits include Vanderbilt engineering labs

Sep. 9, 2016—Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar (center), accompanied by Ph.D. students Dayi Bian (second from right) and Jian Fan (far right), shows Kayla McMurry (far left) and Mackensie Burt (second from left) from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s staff the simulator that he developed with researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to help teenagers with autism learn...

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LASIR is key part of new manufacturing hub announced by Obama

Jan. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt research will help shape the future of American manufacturing A cutting-edge Vanderbilt lab that studies how materials, structures and machines operate under real-world conditions will play a key part in the new multistate, $259 million Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) to be announced today by President Obama. An application to the Department...

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Discovery Canada show features Professor Doug Adams and intelligent materials

Nov. 20, 2014—The Discovery Canada show “Daily Planet” featured a segment this week on Professor Doug Adams, who took a camera crew on a tour of his intelligent materials research at Vanderbilt University’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability. Using a bat and a hammer, Adams — the Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department...

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Professors serve on Trans-institutional Programs review council, panels

Nov. 14, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt University) Four engineering professors will serve on review boards of the formally launched new $50 million Trans-institutional Programs initiative outlined in the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. Doug Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, joins the TIPs Review Council. Anita...

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Super-sized lab has energized grand opening

Aug. 18, 2014—LASIR wind tunnel. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) More than 150 people showed up Aug. 14 for the grand opening of the School of Engineering’s new Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR). The visitors to the spacious, 20,000-square-foot facility were dwarfed by the airframe of the military heavy-lift helicopter, the Humvee sitting on a four-foot...

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