Skip to main content

Sensing & Control

We develop new ways to sense materials and machines and we study nonlinear signatures to characterize system health. Our work also aims to support process and control decision making in a range of applications from energy to aerospace to manufacturing systems to improve performance, energy efficiency, reliability and cost metrics. For example, we developed smart blade technology to monitor wind turbines for damage and control the direction they point to reduce the damage caused by undesirable cyclic loading. This problem is especially challenging in wind farms, the productivity and reliability of which can be significantly effected by wake effect interactions

Click here to learn more about Vanderbilt’s capabilities in nanoscale science and engineering to build sensors of the future within our Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering.


Click to see video