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    Oak Ridge and Vanderbilt come together to explore cellular processes

    Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation to explore transformative, interdisciplinary ways to study complex cellular processes to tackle some of the most pressing… Read More

    Jul. 6, 2018

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    ORAU award supports Vanderbilt engineer’s research on 2D nanomaterials

    An engineering professor whose nanomaterials research, particularly materials that are one atom thick, has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is one of 35 junior faculty nationwide to win a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award,… Read More

    Jul. 5, 2018

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    Vanderbilt helps launch TennSMART to accelerate intelligent mobility

    Vanderbilt University and 19 other public and private partners have launched the TennSMART Consortium to capitalize on Tennessee’s position as an automotive sector leader. The goal is accelerating development and use of technologies for autonomous and connected vehicles and smart infrastructure, among other areas. As a non-profit startup based… Read More

    Jan. 11, 2018

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    DOE official and Engineering alumna designing nuclear cleanup curriculum

    A holding tank for contaminated salt wastes at DOE’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. DOE and its contractors have agreed to treat 36 million gallons of high level liquid wast by 2022. A legacy that dates to the Manhattan Project left 107 U.S. sites where energy research and weapons… Read More

    Nov. 14, 2017

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    Advanced material analysis focus of ME grad student’s 2 weeks at national labs

    A mechanical engineering Ph.D. student will spend two weeks using some the most advanced X-ray and neutron equipment in the world and learning the techniques from top experts. Marm Dixit was among 60 graduate students selected for the 2017 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. As a part… Read More

    Jul. 18, 2017

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    Novel nanotube approach earns grad student coveted spot in ORNL innovation program

    An interdisciplinary materials science graduate student has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program to scale and commercialize a revolutionary method of carbon nanotube production. Anna Douglas is one of five entrepreneurs selected for the inaugural cohort of the Department of Energy Innovation Crossroads program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory… Read More

    May. 18, 2017

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    Liberating devices from their power cords

    Close-up of structural supercapacitor. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building the capacity to store electrical energy directly into… Read More

    May. 19, 2014

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    Engineering’s Cummings receives Prausnitz Award

    Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the 2013 John M. Prausnitz Award by the Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design. Peter Cummings The award, which was presented May 30 in Argentina at an Iryapu jungle conference center near… Read More

    Jun. 17, 2013