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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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Top ExxonMobil exec shares global energy supply, demand projections through 2040

Oct. 7, 2017—One of ExxonMobil’s top global executives provided a packed house of engineering students a front-seat overview of everything from liquefied natural gas to large drivers of projected global energy demand to career advice and algae. Developing economies will move nearly 2 billion additional people into middle class status by 2040, which will drive energy demand,...

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Philippe Fauchet named 2016 AAAS Fellow

Nov. 30, 2016—Philippe Fauchet, dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year. Fauchet is recognized for “extraordinary scientific and engineering research accomplishment in photonics, energy, and the semiconductor/biology interface, and for distinguished academic leadership.” He is among nine new fellows at Vanderbilt...

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Students from award-winning Whites Creek academy visit school’s wind-solar demo site

Nov. 23, 2015—    When Whites Creek High School students and teachers looked for a ground-mount solar cell installation to visit, they didn’t have to go far. It’s a mere 15 miles to the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s wind-solar energy demonstration site at the top of Love Circle, one of the highest points in Nashville. The Vanderbilt...

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Engineering alum, ExxonMobil SVP Jack P. Williams talks energy, offers advice

Apr. 2, 2015—Jack P. Williams (BE’86) launched his career as a drilling engineer for ExxonMobil in New Orleans and saw promotions that took him to Alaska and Malaysia before he settled into corporate headquarters in Texas. The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering alumnus soon will mark the end of his first year as senior vice president and...

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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

Feb. 13, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were chosen among energy experts from the Southeastern Conference’s 14 universities, industry and government to address renewable energy topics at the inaugural SEC Symposium, “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future” in Atlanta Feb. 10-12. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase. The first-ever symposium is...

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Siegel kids look to get jolt out of project

Feb. 11, 2013—How can you squeeze electricity from a blackberry? A group of Siegel High students will be among those able to answer the question after making solar cells out of blackberry juice and measuring the electrical power produced as part of an educational outreach program sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Siegel...

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Jeff Olmstead heeds call of the energy business

Dec. 4, 2012—Jeff Olmstead for a long time resisted the call of oil and gas that is in his blood. Last year, however, he took Dallas-based Mid-Con Energy public as its president and chief financial officer. Olmstead, BE’99, majored in both electrical engineering and mathematics at Vanderbilt, and worked summers at Mid-Con building fences and painting alongside...

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