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Sokrates Pantelides honored with 2019 Award for International Scientific Cooperation

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) – China’s top science academy honored three foreign scientists from the Netherlands, the United States and Germany for their contributions in Sino-foreign research cooperation Thursday in Beijing. Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), conferred the Academy’s Award for International Scientific Cooperation to Dutch astronomer Richard Gordon Strom,…

Posted by on January 17, 2020 in News


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Enabling novel light phenomena at the subwavelength scale” Dr. Marin Soljacic, MIT 03/25/2020

March 25, 2020 Marin Soljacic Professor of Physics MIT “Enabling novel light phenomena at the subwavelength scale” 4:10 PM, 5326 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on January 16, 2020 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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A collaborative Nature paper between VINSE faculty member Sokrates Pantelides and authors in Singapore & Tokyo was published this week.

Experiments into amorphous carbon monolayer lend new evidence to physics debate by Vanderbilt University Atomic structure of MAC from TEM. Credit: Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1871-2 Plastic, glass and gels, also known as bulk amorphous materials, are everyday objects to all of us. But for researchers, these materials have long been scientific enigmas—specifically when it comes to their atomic…

Posted by on January 10, 2020 in News


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VINSE is accepting applications to the 10-week summer internship program

Looking for a unique summer opportunity?  Apply for the VINSE Summer Tech Crew What is the VINSE Summer Tech Crew? 10 week summer internship experience in the VINSE cleanroom Interns (known as Tech Crew) support process development for VINSE researchers What’s in it for me? Extensive hands on laboratory experience Develop skills relevant in academia and industry…

Posted by on January 6, 2020 in News


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Lauren Buchanan receives Provost Research Studio for 2019-20

Thirteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been awarded a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. The goal of the Provost Research Studios is to support the professional development of full-time faculty (tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track) who are not full professors or otherwise at the top of their promotion…

Posted by on January 6, 2020 in News


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Kelsey Hatzell and Previous Student Rachel Carter Earn Top Materials Research Awards

Vanderbilt mechanical engineers took home top awards at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Kelsey Hatzell Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Materials Research Society Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy. Hatzell was selected from more than 25 candidates for her research contributions to…

Posted by on December 18, 2019 in News


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VINSE Tech Crew Member Kate Johnson One of the Top Prize Winners at the AIChE Annual Meeting

AIChE 2019: Students Kevin Ifiora, Avi Gargye, Kane Jennings, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Ben Nguyen, Pedro Seber, James Dohm and Katie Johnson. Four chemical engineering students won top prizes in the 2019 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Nov. 10, 2019, at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Two…

Posted by on December 4, 2019 in News


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Three VINSE Faculty Elected AAAS Fellows for 2019

Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. “I am enormously proud of the eight faculty members who earned this inspiring accomplishment, and I’m delighted…

Posted by on December 4, 2019 in News,


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Clare McCabe Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She was recognized today at the 2019 AIChE annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Fellow is the highest grade of membership awarded by the AICHE and is achieved only through election by the organization’s Board of Directors. McCabe…

Posted by on November 21, 2019 in News,


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Peter Cummings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering’s associate dean for research, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The designation FRSC is given to an elected Fellow who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry. Cummings is a globally recognized expert in molecular modeling and…

Posted by on November 21, 2019 in News,


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