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NSF virtual expo this week highlights 3 major projects led by VUSE faculty

Jul. 26, 2021—Three ambitious, multidisciplinary projects led by Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty will be featured Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, during the NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021. The two-day virtual event will present 15-minute demonstrations of novel solutions that address big-scale societal challenges. The NSF-funded projects integrate disciplines and include industry partners from their...

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Vanderbilt graduate students address legislators to advocate for NSF funding

Jun. 30, 2021—By Collier Roberts Members of the Vanderbilt community meet with a staff member from the Office of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN09). (Office of Federal Relations) Two graduate students from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and one from the School of Medicine recently addressed legislators in Washington, D.C., virtually, sharing stories about the important role funding from...

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Vanderbilt civil engineer to design tech-driven decision-making and disaster response tools for Houston-area food banks

Apr. 2, 2021—Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is a co-principal investigator on a project that will develop and deploy tools to intelligently aid in disaster preparation, response and recovery. The project is centered in Harris County, Texas—a region that suffered through this year’s winter storms and associated public health emergencies—and includes the Houston...

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Zeno Power: Vanderbilt’s NSF I-Corps team makes an impact through innovation

Mar. 24, 2021—Since the inception of the Vanderbilt I-Corps Site Program just three years ago, more than 20 teams of VU innovators have been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s prestigious National I-Corps Program, turning their STEM ideas and research into novel inventions that improve health care, strengthen cybersecurity, produce clean energy, support people battling drug abuse...

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Optical computing at sub-picosecond speeds developed at Vanderbilt

Jan. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed the next generation of ultrafast data transmission that may make it possible to make already high-performance computing “on demand.” The technology unjams bottlenecks in data streams using a hybrid silicon-vanadium dioxide waveguide that can turn light on and off in less than one trillionth of a second. The article, “Sub‐Picosecond Response...

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Brunger leads $1.5 million NSF project to develop advanced brain organoids

Jan. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers have received a $1.49 million National Science Foundation grant to advance the science of organoids with cells that organize themselves and mimic development of human brain structures. Organoids are lab-produced groups of cells that serve as research models for human physiology in development and disease, including design and testing of drugs and other...

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NSF seed grant supports biomanufacturing of new drug delivery technologies

Oct. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers awarded one of NSF’s 24 new projects to drive future manufacturing One of the challenges of drug delivery systems is to optimize their targeting properties so therapeutic compounds used in smaller amounts reach only a specific area of the body and result in little or no side effects. The ability to engineer the...

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Vanderbilt computer scientists awarded NSF grant to restructure research’s road to the public

Sep. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator 2020 Cohort Phase 1 grant to create a standardized platform that will streamline the development, testing and dissemination of technology that can improve human health. The nine-month project, “Scalable, Traceable AI for Imaging Translation: Innovation to Implementation for Accelerated Impact (STRAIT I3),” looks specifically...

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