• Vanderbilt University

    DOE renews partnership with Vanderbilt collaborator Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

    The Department of Energy has renewed its partnership with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. The IACMI is a community of industry, universities, national laboratories and government agencies working together to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative manufacturing technologies. The funding… Read More

    Apr. 24, 2023

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    Structural monitoring pioneer Douglas Adams named AAAS Fellow

    Douglas Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for extraordinary research contributions in experimental nonlinear dynamic systems with societal impacts in the energy, national security and manufacturing sectors. AAAS also cited Adams, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental… Read More

    Nov. 26, 2019

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    Alert system for failing nuclear plant pipes uses thin films and sound vibrations

    Nuclear power plants contain miles of pipes of different sizes. Shown is the turbine floor with new reheaters and secondary side piping at Unit 2, Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant, 2012. (Photo: Tennessee Valley Authority) A failing pipe can be tough to spot. It may cause a puddle, produce another… Read More

    Oct. 24, 2019

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    Engineering students, organizations, labs contribute to Maker Faire’s success

    The Wond’ry hosted the 2017 Nashville Mini Maker Faire, which attracted more than 4,000 visitors. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) The Nashville Mini Maker Faire, held for the first time at The Wond’ry, attracted more than 4,000 visitors and 93 exhibitors – a jump in attendance of more than 50 percent and double… Read More

    Oct. 5, 2017

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    Vanderbilt University lab to host Build2Last workshop for composites industries

    Vanderbilt University’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR) will host a two-day Build2Last workshop presented by Composites One and the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) Feb. 23-24 in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt is an IACMI university partner. The industry event – Build2Last: Composites Durability Workshop… Read More

    Feb. 13, 2017

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    Congressional staff visits include Vanderbilt engineering labs

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar (center), accompanied by Ph.D. students Dayi Bian (second from right) and Jian Fan (far right), shows Kayla McMurry (far left) and Mackensie Burt (second from left) from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s staff the simulator that he developed with researchers at the Vanderbilt… Read More

    Sep. 9, 2016

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    Glencliff High sweeps ASCE bridge competition in 7 out of last 8 years

    From left, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering's Janey Camp; Christian Mejia, third place; Ivan Estrada, second place; Si Thu Min, first place; Glencliff High engineering teacher Edward Dunning; ASCE Nashville chapter's Tony Snyder. (Heidi Hall/Vanderbilt University) There’s not a lot of drama reflected in little plaques adorning… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2016

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    Adams earns Lazan Award for pioneering structural health monitoring technology

    Douglas Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor and Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the recipient of the 2016 B. J. Lazan Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics. Adams will accept the award in June at SEM’s International Congress in Orlando, Florida. Adams… Read More

    Feb. 24, 2016

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    Glencliff High sweeps Saturday’s ASCE Nashville Bridge Building Contest

    From left, Edward B. Dunning accepting for first-place winner Jesus Gutierrez Morales, second-place winner Elston Rajasombath and third-place winner Lizeth Padron Becerra, all of Glencliff High School. (Heidi Hall/Vanderbilt University) No sound pierces like the first creak from a model bridge struggling under the weight of concrete… Read More

    Mar. 2, 2015

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

    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, Purdue University R. Byron Pipes, John Leighton Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Purdue University, will deliver a… Read More

    Mar. 2, 2015