Amrutur Anilkumar

  • Vanderbilt University

    10 years on Nashville’s Love Circle: Vanderbilt is a high-tech neighbor

    Renewable energy pilot facility completes decade of continuous operation Local visitors to Nashville’s scenic Love Circle may be accustomed to sharing the one-of-a-kind skyline view with a high-tech neighbor: a wind turbine and a solar panel array that sends energy back to the city’s power grid. The wind-solar facility atop… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2022

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    Vanderbilt rocket team earns 2022 NASA Student Launch Project Award

    The 2021-22 Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory Rocket Team with their rocket Get Sifty at the NASA Launch Competition at Bragg Farms, Toney, Alabama April 23, 2022. L-R (with career placements): Sebastian Bond (Vanderbilt), Ozgur Orun (UC Berkeley), Marissa Schwarz (Deloitte), Thomas Colicci (Vanderbilt), Ethan Mayer (Vanderbilt), Zachary Friedman (Avascent), Brian… Read More

    Jun. 14, 2022

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    Vanderbilt rocketry team places second in 2021 NASA Student Launch Competition

    Vanderbilt Rocket Team members (L-R) Will Wu, Nick Pieper, Ryan Burinescu, Jon Marchineck, Will Reisner, Cameron Schepner, Alif Emazuddin, Ali Kilic and Alex Stevens in front of their Phoenix Rocket prior to lift off in Shelby Park, Memphis, on May 1, 2021. The Vanderbilt Rocket Team placed second in the… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2021

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    Vanderbilt rocketeers win seventh NASA launch national title

    The Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab team claimed top honors in the 2020 Student Launch competition. Team members (graduation placements in parenthesis) are, left to right, Alex Barnett, (Permobil); Matt MacDonald (GE); Ethan James (TBD); Kis Tamas (Stanford); Tristan Gilbert (UC Berkeley); Sophia Moak (GE); Jake Gloudemans (Boring Co.); Abbey Carlson… Read More

    Jul. 24, 2020

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    Vanderbilt’s rocket rolls and captures payload design award at NASA launch contest

    Vanderbilt Design Team celebrating the successful flight and recovery of their rocket SEÑOR COHETE at NASA Student Launch Competition: (L-R) Kurt Lezon, Spencer Kallor, Will Pagano, Dominic Ghilardi, Peyton Fite, Daniel Schneller, Nick Galioto, Taylor Parra, Jered Trujillo, Alex Byrd, Katie Hornbeck and Xavier Williams. The Vanderbilt rocket team collected… Read More

    Apr. 10, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Novel two-part rocket design addresses NASA challenge – launch is April 7

    Rockets naturally roll during ascent, posing great difficulty in imaging objects on the ground. Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory tackled that challenge. On Saturday, April 7, at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition in Toney, Alabama, they will demonstrate a payload design that helps capture image targets… Read More

    Mar. 29, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Anilkumar, adviser to four-time rocket launch champions, wins Chancellor’s Cup

    School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet, left, looks on as Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, center, surprises Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of aerospace and mechanical engineering, with the 2017 Chancellor’s Cup. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Amrutur “A.V.” Anilkumar stopped mid-sentence in his fluid mechanics class, as Vanderbilt’s chancellor entered his Featheringill Hall… Read More

    Oct. 4, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering faculty lead 3 new TIPs projects that tackle big challenges

    Build and use microscope systems that do not exist commercially to unlock deeper insights in biomedicine. Design and develop a space-based platform to study Earth’s evolving ecology from an elevated vantage point. Create a research hub for development and testing of durable, sustainable infrastructure materials. All big ideas with widespread… Read More

    Jul. 20, 2017

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    Student rocketeers win fourth national championship in a row

      Vanderbilt student rocketeers have won NASA’s Orbital-ATK University Student Launch competition for the fourth year in a row. They had to beat out 40 other university teams in the yearlong national competition in order to achieve this “four-peat.” NASA announced the results of the competition… Read More

    May. 13, 2016

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    Vanderbilt rocketeers win sixth payload design award at NASA launch competition

    Vanderbilt Launch Team gather just before liftoff of Thrustworthy: (L-R) Dexter Watkins, Robb Rutherford, Andrew Martin, Justin Broughton, Quinlan Monk, David Hirsch, Ben Gasser, Matt Kelley, Robin Midgett, Andrew Voss, Jimmy Pan, Rebecca Riley, Mitch Masia, Henry Bristol, Dylan Shane, Dustin Howser, Chris Lyne, Chris Romanoski, Bryan Lawson and Eric… Read More

    Apr. 20, 2016