PI: Cary L. Pint, Ph.D.
Professor Cary L. Pint is an expert in nanomaterials, energy technology, and manufacturing. He joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University where he has been on the faculty since July 2012. After defending his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Rice in 2010, he carried out a brief postdoctoral appointment at UC Berkeley and subsequently worked as a Research Scientist at Intel Labs focused on energy storage technology until joining Vanderbilt as a faculty member. Cary has published over 105 peer reviewed journal articles in top journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, and ACS Nano, with ~65 of these papers from his independent research team at Vanderbilt. Cary also has 11 granted patents, numerous pending patent applications, 14 peer reviewed conference publications, is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of SkyNano LLC, a company spun off from his laboratory and currently funded through the DOE Innovation Crossroads program, and is on the advisory board of GridSpan Energy, a company commercializing a revolutionary mobile energy transmission platform. Cary has been recognized as one of Forbes Magazine “top 30 under 30” disrupters in Science and Innovation (2012), is a recipient of the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Award (2012), was named as a Kavli Frontiers Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (2013), and was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) as one of the “top 20 under 40” talent in academia (2014).
National Honors and Awards:
2014 Top 20 under 40; American Society of Engineering Education
2013 Kavli Frontiers Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences
2012 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
2012 Forbes Magazine, “Top 30 under 30” in Science and Innovation
2012 Intel Corporation, “High Five” patent award
2011 American Vacuum Society Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award
2009 American Institute of Chemical Engineers STS section Best Applied Paper Award
2006 Society of Physics Students Outstanding Research Award
2006 Vanderbilt Prize for Undergraduate Research in Physics (runner-up)
2005 American Physical Society LeRoy Apker Award (runner-up)
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