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Smart power grid leader to deliver Nov. 8 Hall Engineering Lecture

Oct. 25, 2021—Yilu Liu led the effort to create the North American power grid Frequency Monitoring Network or FNET and is known for her research on electric power systems and smart grids. Liu was named an IEEE Fellow in 2003 and she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2016 for innovations in electric power grid monitoring, situational awareness,...

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Vanderbilt and University of Tennessee-Knoxville win NSF Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network grant

Sep. 30, 2021—Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences, and Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have won a Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network grant from the National Science Foundation. Jonathan M. Gilligan (Vanderbilt University) Janey Camp (Vanderbilt University) With a grant of nearly $150,000, they and researchers from the University...

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Student team takes top honors in data science challenge

Oct. 13, 2020—Using data sets that included population, commuter traffic, air quality and other measures of downtown Chicago, a team of graduate and undergraduate students recently took the top spot in a challenge organized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Urban data analytics was one of seven topical challenges organized as part of the fourth annual Smoky Mountain...

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Engineering graduate student wins distinguished ORNL fellowship

Jul. 9, 2020—Marm B. Dixit, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is a recipient of a Weinberg Distinguished Staff Fellowship in the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “The Weinberg fellowship is a highly competitive, prestigious early-career research opportunity that will enable Marm to create independent research paths, said Flowers Family Faculty...

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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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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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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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