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Vanderbilt engineer leads effort to define the pathways for solid-state battery development

Jun. 22, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro As society moves toward a future of renewable energy around the world, a vision is emerging of safe, energy-dense batteries that will allow electric vehicles to travel longer distances on a single charge, as well as decentralized grids to store massive amounts of energy to power entire communities. The development of solid-state...

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Caldwell, Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Apr. 27, 2020—Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early in their careers and are...

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Engineering professor wins Sloan Research Fellowship award

Feb. 17, 2020—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given annually to the brightest researchers early in their careers. She is among 126 recipients across the United States and Canada who were announced Feb. 12 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship, which...

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Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

Apr. 9, 2019—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $515,600 grant— Understanding Interfaces in Solid State Energy Storage Systems and Cross-Disciplinary Education—begins June 1, 2019. Advanced lithium-ion batteries for vehicles and for renewable electricity grid storage could improve domestic energy security but performance gaps...

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Safe solid-state lithium batteries herald ‘paradigm shift’ in energy storage

Jul. 19, 2018—The race to produce safe, powerful and affordable solid-state lithium batteries is accelerating and recent announcements about game-changing research using a solid non-flammable ceramic electrolyte known as garnet has some in the race calling it revolutionary. “This is a paradigm shift in energy storage,” said Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. A paper –...

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Engineering school recruits 11 new faculty members

Oct. 9, 2017—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 11 new members to its full-time teaching faculty. They are: Carlos Silvera Batista, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Joshua Caldwell, associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Piran Kidambi, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and...

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Advanced material analysis focus of ME grad student’s 2 weeks at national labs

Jul. 18, 2017—A mechanical engineering Ph.D. student will spend two weeks using some the most advanced X-ray and neutron equipment in the world and learning the techniques from top experts. Marm Dixit was among 60 graduate students selected for the 2017 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. As a part of this program he will spend...

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School of Engineering recruits biomedical engineering chair, new faculty members

Oct. 3, 2016—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of senior faculty to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four junior faculty members representing biomedical, mechanical and computer science and computer engineering departments. Michael R. King will join Vanderbilt as professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Cynthia Reinhart-King will join biomedical engineering...

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