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Microelectronics master Dan Fleetwood named AAAS Fellow

Nov. 26, 2019—Daniel M. Fleetwood, Olin H. Landreth Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the field of microelectronics reliability, particularly for enhancing the understanding of defects, radiation response and low-frequency noise. He is considered one of the first scientists to identify the...

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ISDE training helps Harris Corp. strengthen its engineers’ design skills

Jul. 1, 2019—Faculty members and researchers in Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics provided training for about 20 Space and Intelligent Systems engineers June 26-27, 2019, thanks to an agreement between Harris Corporation and the university. Training on single event effects, or SEEs, was held at the Harris Technology Center in Palm Bay, Florida, and...

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Schrimpf is president of the IEEE’s Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

Feb. 20, 2019—Ronald Schrimpf has been named president of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, one of the technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The NPSS is composed of nine technical committees, and a Transnational Committee, with a common interest in advancing nuclear and plasma sciences. The society sponsors...

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Radiation experiment flies on record-setting SpaceX launch dedicated entirely to small satellites

Dec. 4, 2018—  The record-setting SpaceX rocket launch yesterday carried a Vanderbilt space radiation experiment aboard CubeSat Fox-1Cliff. Actually, it’s a spare. The original payload is aboard CubeSat AO-85 , launched in 2015 and still in low-Earth orbit. After deployment, Fox1-Cliff received its official designation, AO-95. A third Vanderbilt payload has been up one year this month...

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ISDE leads $3 million international study of radiation on 3D electronics

Dec. 5, 2017—The Vanderbilt Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) will lead an international team of researchers investigating how radiation affects 3D electronics and systems under a three-year $3 million federal project. The team includes world-leading research and development groups in 3D integrated circuit technologies in both industry and academia. The basic research grant, from the...

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Vanderbilt CubeSat data collected by ham radio operators worldwide

Feb. 12, 2016—Building a program of reliable CubeSats; doing real science at a fraction of the cost A tiny space hitchhiker named AO-85 is talking and thousands of ham radio operators worldwide and a handful of Vanderbilt University engineering researchers with the special interest of proud parents are listening. AO-85’s transponder was turned on three days after...

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William H. Robinson named associate dean of the School of Engineering

Jan. 11, 2016—William H. Robinson, a rising academic leader and diversity advocate, has been named an associate dean of the School of Engineering, Dean Philippe Fauchet announced today. Robinson, a member of the university’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community, which Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos named in the fall semester, will work with the dean to...

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Grad student’s side project keeps incarcerated parents connected with their kids

Dec. 4, 2015—Zachary Diggins’ research revolves around the effects of gamma radiation on robots — vital work so that one day machines, not people, can be used to address disasters such as the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown. He expects to earn his Vanderbilt University Ph.D. in electrical engineering next year. But Diggins wanted a way to...

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