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“Gypsum scaling in membrane distillation: Impacts of temperature and vapor flux” published in Desalination selected as VINSE spotlight publication

Sep. 27, 2022—About the author: Kofi Christie was a PhD student under the direction of Dr. Shihong Lin. Christie is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University. His research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to improve sustainability at the water-energy nexus. His research interests include 1) elucidating the complex...

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in 16th annual fall faculty celebration

Sep. 27, 2022—Please join in welcoming new members of the VINSE community and congratulate the VINSE faculty on recent accomplishments and promotions. WELCOME De-en Jiang  |  Megan Dernberger  |  Jamie Kuntz  |  Benjamin Schmidt FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs John T. Wilson – named Chancellor Faculty Fellow Promotion & Tenure Joshua D. Caldwell –...

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22nd Annual NanoDay! Poster Competition win up to $500

Sep. 14, 2022—$500 1st place  (1 award)   |  $250 2nd place (2 awards)  |  $100 3rd place  (3 awards) The 22nd Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum will be held on November 4, 2022.  This forum brings together Vanderbilt scientists and engineers working in nanoscience and nanotechnology for presentations and discussions.  The broader VINSE  research program is represented in the...

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“Long-range transport and directed assembly of charged colloids under aperiodic electrodiffusiophoresis” published in Soft Matter, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Sep. 13, 2022—About the author: Kun Wang is currently a PhD candidate under the direction of Dr. Carlos Silvera Batista. Kun’s research focuses on understanding the long-range kinetics and assembly of colloidal particles under the coupling of electric field and concentration gradient. In the featured publication, Kun and co-authors show how faradaic processes and its induced concentration...

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SIGN-UP for VINSE High School Field Trip Program for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Sep. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) is pleased to be able to invite groups of high school students, group size 20 or smaller, to visit our facilities, perform an experiment, utilize our electron microscope, tour our cleanroom, and learn about nanotechnology and energy during a day visit. Our field trip program has hosted...

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Caldwell awarded Chancellor’s Award for Research

Sep. 2, 2022—Congratulations to Josh Caldwell for being awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Research in 2022! The Chancellor’s Award for Research recognizes excellence in works of research, scholarship or creative expression published or presented in the last three calendar years. Josh Caldwell, Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow and professor of mechanical engineering, and Bennett Landman, professor and chair of electrical and computer...

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Meet Our Graduates: Jun Li

Sep. 2, 2022—Jun Li earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Materials Science at Vanderbilt University in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Charles Manning. His Ph.D. research focused on the development of new molecular imaging probes to facilitate rapid tracer discovery and as precision imaging diagnostics of cancer. His Ph.D. work has resulted in 7 peer-reviewed articles, 1 book chapter, and...

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VINSE Joint Seminar with Interdisciplinary Materials Science “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” Dr. Alice Leach 9/21/22

Aug. 31, 2022—Dr. Alice Leach Data Engineer, Whatnot Inc. “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” 09.21.22  | 4pm  |  134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Over the last 10 years, the data industry has exploded in size and a further 31% increase in the number of jobs is projected by 2030. With data professionals in high demand...

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Elastic stiffening induces one-dimensional phonons in thin Ta 2Se3 nanowires selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Aug. 31, 2022—About the author: Zhiliang Pan is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering Department advised by Dr. Deyu Li. Zhiliang’s research focuses on nanoscale heat transfer in low dimensional materials and complex structures. In the recently published work, Zhiliang carried out systematic thermal property measurements on thin Ta2Se3 nanowires. Results indicate signatures of one-dimensional phonons...

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Vanderbilt and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Collaborative Workshop

Aug. 30, 2022—VINSE faculty member De-en Jiang is spearheading plans for Vanderbilt to host Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a collaborative workshop on November 21st. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a U.S. multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered, managed, and operated by UT–Battelle as a federally funded research...

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