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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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Rebuilding concrete – Sanchez to help lead $6.7 million Hong Kong research project

Aug. 15, 2018—A Vanderbilt civil engineering professor is a key investigator in a new international project to revolutionize production of concrete using seawater, sea sand and fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The Hong Kong Research Grants Council, which is equivalent to the U.S. National Science Foundation, has awarded a $6.7 million, five-year grant to a multi-university team of experts...

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Engineering faculty lead 3 new TIPs projects that tackle big challenges

Jul. 20, 2017—Build and use microscope systems that do not exist commercially to unlock deeper insights in biomedicine. Design and develop a space-based platform to study Earth’s evolving ecology from an elevated vantage point. Create a research hub for development and testing of durable, sustainable infrastructure materials. All big ideas with widespread impact. And School of Engineering...

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Experts address promises and problems of 3D printing large structures

Jul. 24, 2015—(iStock) Every month or so an article comes out reporting that some new object has been made using 3D printing: Everything from jewelry to prosthetic devices to electronic circuit boards to assault rifles to automobiles has now been created in this fashion. The prospect that this revolutionary manufacturing method will have a major impact on...

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International experts to attend Vanderbilt engineering conference on advances in cement-based materials

Jul. 21, 2011—The School of Engineering and the civil and environmental engineering department are hosts of the second annual conference of American Ceramic Society’s Cements Division and Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials July 24-26 at Vanderbilt University. Sponsors of the conference – Advances in Cement-Based Materials:  Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing – include Vanderbilt’s Consortium for Risk...

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Vanderbilt professor selected to participate in NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

Sep. 3, 2010—A Vanderbilt University engineering professor has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Dec. 13-16 in Irvine, Calif. Florence Sanchez, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is one of 100 engineering researchers and educators who were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants nominated...

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Vanderbilt engineer receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award for nano-fiber concrete research

Dec. 5, 2005—“Cast in concrete” is not all it’s cracked up to be. Concrete structures from bridges to condominium complexes are susceptible to cracks, corrosion and other forces of natural and man-made chemical assault and degradation. Aging structures can be repaired, but at significant cost. Florence Sanchez, civil and environmental engineering assistant professor, is looking into the...

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