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2019 Summer Nanoseminar Schedule

2019 Summer Nanoseminar Schedule The VINSE summer nanoseminar series provides an opportunity for graduate students or post-docs to share their current research with the larger VINSE community to foster discussion and collaboration.  Each seminar will consist of 2 talks of 15-20 minutes each with 10-15 minutes of questions.  The goal of these talks is to…

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Events, News,


Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. . The five-year, $515,600 grant— Understanding Interfaces in Solid State Energy Storage Systems and Cross-Disciplinary Education—begins June 1, 2019. Advanced lithium-ion batteries for vehicles and for renewable electricity grid storage could improve domestic energy security but performance…

Posted by on April 10, 2019 in News

Professor Sandy Rosenthal
The cover story of the Fall 2017 issue of Vanderbilt Magazine is about the Chancellor's Chair Challenge, an effort to expand the number of endowed chairs. The story will spotlight seven current chairholders and their research, including Professor Rosenthal. standing next to the Osiris STEM in the basement of the ESB.

(Copyright Vanderbilt University / Daniel Dubois)

Rosenthal to step down as VINSE director; planning for institute’s future begins

Sandra Rosenthal, Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, will step down as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) on June 30 following 12 years of service. “I am so grateful to Sandy for her many years of devoted service at VINSE,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente….

Posted by on April 5, 2019 in News


Do you know a rising 9th or 10th grader interested in science? Apply now for the VINSE Scholarship to attend our 2 week residential summer science academy.

VINSE is offering a limited number of full scholarships for TN rising 9th and 10th graders to attend the Vanderbilt Summer Academy in Nanoscience – applications are currently being accepted. Learn more and apply at:  

Posted by on February 12, 2019 in News


VINSE Colloquium Series “Nanomaterials and Light for Sustainability and Societal Impact” Student Selected Speaker Dr. Naomi J. Halas; Rice University 04/17/2019

April 17, 2019 Naomi J. Halas Director, Smalley-Curl Institute Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, & Bioengineering Rice University “Nanomaterials and Light for Sustainability and Societal Impact” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Metallic nanoparticles, used since antiquity to impart intense, vibrant…

Posted by on February 6, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,

Tech Crew

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 February 1, 2019 in News

Tech Crew

VINSE is hiring hourly undergraduate laboratory assistants

VINSE is hiring undergraduates to work with staff inside the VINSE cleanroom as lab assistants also known as VINSE Tech Crew.  The tech crew will work on projects and activities critical to our daily operations and expand the process capabilities and knowledge base available to our researchers. VINSE is also taking applications for the 10-week…

Posted by on February 1, 2019 in News


VINSE wins 1st place in MRS SciVid Competition

Congratulations to VINSE graduate student Stephanie Castillo and VINSE’s very own Dr. Alice Leach – this duo won 1st place in the Materials Research Society Science in Video Competition. “Little Silcon is a Big Deal”   Full press release

Posted by on January 30, 2019 in News


VINSE Colloquium Series “Inside Out: Visualizing chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution” Dr. Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University 04/10/2019

April 10, 2019 Jennifer Dionne Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering Stanford University “Inside Out: Visualizing chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract In Pixar’s Inside Out, Joy proclaims, “Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what’s going on inside?” My group asks the…

Posted by on January 30, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


VINSE Colloquium Series “Extreme Photonics” Dr. Nader Engheta; University of Pennsylvania 04/03/2019

April 3, 2019 Nader Engheta H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor, School of Engineering Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering; Physics and Astronomy University of Pennsylvania “Extreme Photonics” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Materials are often used to manipulate waves.  Metamaterials have provided far-reaching possibilities in achieving “extremes” in such wave-matter interaction….

Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,

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