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Self-powered wildfire detection plan earns CEE team national runner-up

Jan. 13, 2022—A team of Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students took the second spot in a national Jump into STEM challenge to develop holistic solutions that improve the resilience of the built environment. The students—Francisco Diaz-Rodriguez, Jillian Flynn, Alex Holzke, and Ethan Rand—proposed a self-powered system to detect wildfires, especially in rural communities that do not have access...

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A four-way switch promises greater tunability of layered materials

Nov. 19, 2019—A scientific team from Vanderbilt University and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made the first experimental observation of a material phase that had been predicted but never seen. The discovery breaks new ground in the study of ferroelectricity, a characteristic of certain dielectric materials used in high-technology applications. The team made...

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Valentine named Vanderbilt faculty liaison with ORNL

Nov. 8, 2019—The Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration with Vanderbilt University will grow stronger through a new faculty liaison—a School of Engineering professor—and enhanced management of travel assistance awards. Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical and electrical engineering, is the new faculty liaison and will carry on the collaborations established by Carlos Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics....

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Cummings appointed principal scientist of Oak Ridge National Laboratory division

Jan. 22, 2007—A chemical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University will lead the science programs of an Oak Ridge National Laboratory center that is designing and developing next-generation nanoscale materials. As the principal scientist for the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Peter T. Cummings will continue to serve as Vanderbilt University John R. Hall Professor of Chemical...

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Simulations by Vanderbilt researchers suggest possible impact of buckyballs on DNA

Dec. 7, 2005—Soccer-ball-shaped “buckyballs” are the most famous players on the nanoscale field, presenting tantalizing prospects of revolutionizing medicine and the computer industry. Since their discovery in 1985, engineers and scientists have been exploring the properties of these molecules for a wide range of applications and innovations. But could these microscopic spheres represent a potential environmental hazard?...

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