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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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Military helicopter creates spectacle at massive new engineering lab

Mar. 31, 2014—Move-in day was a spectacle that attracted local media and others to the School of Engineering’s new Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability in Metro Center, located along the Cumberland River near downtown Nashville. The 20,000 square-foot high-bay facility – measuring 27 feet from floor to ceiling – now houses a CH-53A Super Stallion heavy-lift...

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VUSE news roundup

Mar. 28, 2014—March 26, 2014 CNN.com: Ten visionary women School of Engineering alumna Kimberly Bryant used her experience at Vanderbilt to develop a computer science curriculum specifically aimed at girls of color. March 20, 2014 History Today: The new drones club A Vanderbilt University team has developed mapping drones that work with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software in a...

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School announces new department chairs, associate deans, five faculty appointments

Jul. 1, 2013—The School of Engineering has announced the appointments of two department chairs, two associate deans, and five new faculty members. The appointments are effective July 1, 2013. Douglas Adams has been named Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Adams comes to Vanderbilt from Purdue University where he was the...

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