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‘John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture’

A path toward shapeshifting new materials—Engineering’s Hall Lecture Feb. 12

Jan. 24, 2020—Next-generation materials will be defined by their ability to adapt, change their properties, change their shape—shapeshifters. “We want to be able to make material that can flow when it wants to flow, that can be rigid when it needs to be rigid, that can appear one way or appear another way,” said Sharon Glotzer, John...

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Visionary Italian architect, engineer to show how sensing technologies can reshape cities

Feb. 15, 2018—MIT Senseable City Lab Director Carlo Ratti to deliver Vanderbilt’s Hall Lecture Feb. 22 Carlo Ratti creates technological solutions that respond to citizens of cities. He makes cities senseable. “In the midst of rapid urbanization, the concept of smart cities — or senseable cities — as we prefer to call it, is simply the manifestation...

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Notre Dame’s Brennecke to deliver Hall Engineering Lecture Nov. 29

Nov. 11, 2016—A highly recognized researcher and prolific writer dedicated to creating a better environment, Joan F. Brennecke will deliver the fall 2016 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture. Brennecke is the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame University. The Hall Lecture is...

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Tiny flying robots form teams, cooperate—Engineering’s Hall Lecture Oct. 12

Sep. 16, 2015—Vijay Kumar and his students at the University of Pennsylvania build small, agile flying robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams that could be used for search and rescue in large-scale disasters. Kumar, recognized around the world for his groundbreaking work on the development of autonomous robots and on biologically-inspired algorithms...

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Simulating success in aerospace and automotive manufacturing

Mar. 31, 2015—The use of high-performance carbon fibers in the past 50 years has revolutionized product design and manufacturing – from airplanes and automobiles to golf clubs and skateboards. However, the barrier to expanding applications for the stalwart carbon composites and the advanced composite materials being developed now is an ‘outdated and overly conservative building-block approach’ to...

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Simulations predict health of composite materials from ‘birth to death’

Mar. 2, 2015—R. Byron Pipes to deliver Hall Engineering Lecture March 30 A globally recognized polymer sciences researcher will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture March 30. R. Byron Pipes, John Leighton Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Purdue University, will deliver a lecture titled “Simulation in Composites Manufacturing” that explores the integration...

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45th anniversary recognizes one of earliest U.S. biomedical engineering programs

Oct. 14, 2013—One of the earliest biomedical engineering programs in the United States, Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a program and its 25th anniversary as a department in the School of Engineering. BME Week, commemorating these two milestones, kicks off Monday, Oct. 21, with a Birthday Bash, 2:30 to 4 p.m....

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Synthetic biology pioneer to deliver Hall Engineering Lecture Oct. 23

Oct. 7, 2013—James J. Collins will present his ground-breaking work in synthetic biology as guest speaker in the 2013-2014 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series. The Hall Lecture is part of a weeklong series of events commemorating 45 years of biomedical engineering education at Vanderbilt, and the 25th anniversary of the BME department. The...

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