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BOV member Tamara Baynham to receive Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s 2020 volunteer award

Jun. 23, 2020—A dedicated volunteer leader, Tamara Baynham, BE’93, will receive the 2020 Alumni Volunteer Award, announced by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors. Baynham has served as president of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni, on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the School of Engineering Board of Visitors. She also has volunteered for Reunion,...

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Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

Sep. 6, 2019—If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on the atomic scale. In “Atomically-Precise, Custom-Design Origami Graphene Nanostructures,” published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers have accomplished just that, using sophisticated and precise control of atoms to experiment with new structures and...

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EE graduate student takes top prize in Three Minute Thesis competition

Apr. 8, 2019—An electrical engineering graduate student took the top prize is this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with a presentation on designing fault-tolerant control systems using data-driven methods. Without really saying it that way. Ibrahim Ahmed presented “Comfort and cost: A balancing act,” which centered on his research to find the critical temperature at which air...

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Decades after helping launch Vanderbilt’s first women’s swim team, Jan Hildebrandt dives into competitive swimming again

Nov. 29, 2018—A nationally competitive swimmer in her 60s, Jan Hildebrandt, BE’79, trains at Superior Athletic Club in Medford, Oregon. (FRIZZSTUDIO.COM) Jan Diner Hildebrandt retired from competitive swimming the day her senior season ended at Vanderbilt. Or so she thought. Nearly 40 years later, Hildebrandt, a 1979 electrical engineering and math graduate, found herself competing in the...

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Quantum mechanics work lets oil industry know promise of recovery experiments before they start

Sep. 28, 2018—Sokrates Pantelides (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt University) With their current approach, energy companies can extract about 35 percent of the oil in each well. Every 1 percent above that, compounded across thousands of wells, can mean billions of dollars in additional revenue for the companies and supply for consumers. Extra oil can be pushed out...

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Multitasking monolayers lay groundwork for devices that can do two things at once

Jul. 25, 2017—Illustration of the triangular pattern formed by the two-dimensional material chalcogenide that allows the creation of dual-function devices. (Yu-Yang Zhang / Chinese Academy of Sciences) Two-dimensional materials that can multitask. That is the result of a new process that naturally produces patterned monolayers that can act as a base for creating a wide variety of...

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Q&A: Entrepreneur’s favorite virtue is eternal optimism

Mar. 5, 2015—Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship is March 16 Jonn Kim, founder and CEO of Geeks and Nerds Corporation (GaN) in Huntsville, Alabama, will deliver the School of Engineering’s Spring 2015 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship at 4:10 p.m. Monday, March 16, in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium, Featheringill Hall 134. A reception will follow in Adams Atrium....

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Pantelides elected electrical engineering association fellow

Dec. 10, 2014—Sokrates Pantelides (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) Sokrates Pantelides is one of a select group of members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers who have been elevated to IEEE Fellow in recognition of their accomplishments in the field of electrical engineering. Pantelides, who is University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, was cited “for...

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