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Braun receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create next-gen robots to assist humans

Apr. 13, 2022—David Braun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in mechanically adaptive robotics. His CAREER project, “Mechanically Adaptive, Energetically Passive Robotics,” will enable the creation of new-generation industrial robots, transportation systems, and devices that can assist and augment humans. The five-year, $600,000 grant will support work on robot...

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Biomedical engineering researcher receives NSF Early Career award

Mar. 4, 2016—A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering researcher has received a Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation. Melissa Skala, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is a pioneering researcher in the development of optical imaging, optical spectroscopy and nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and therapy. The $509,000, five-year award begins May 1, 2016. According to the...

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