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Dissertation Defense: Kan Li, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

May. 16, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Kan Li, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. Ronald Schrimpf “Laser-induced single event effects, total-ionizing-dose effects, and low-frequency noise in advanced FinFETs” Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 12:00 | Zoom In this dissertation, radiation effects and low-frequency noise are studied in advanced FinFETs. Firstly, we evaluate the single-event effects on devices...

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Congratulations to VINSE’s 2022 Graduates

May. 14, 2022—VINSE would like to congratulate all of the 2022 Vanderbilt graduates, especially those associated with VINSE.  These students carried out research within our facilities, were members of our VINSE Tech Crew or participated in NanoDay! and colloquia events.  We wish you all the best as you begin then next phase of your career. VINSE Undergraduate...

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Spotlight Publication: “Fluorescent Colloidal Ferroelectric Nanocrystals” published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

May. 10, 2022—About the author: Cara Bradsher earned her Ph.D. in October 2021 under the direction of Dr. Sandra Rosenthal and is currently working as a research scientist in nanoparticle research and development in San Diego. Her Ph.D. work focused on the introduction of ferroelectric properties in quantum dots through cation exchange. In recently published work, she...

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VINSE Night at the Nashville Sounds

May. 9, 2022—Join the VINSE community at the Nashville Sounds Game Night.  This is a family event, so feel free to include your family and invite members from your research groups. Nashville Sounds vs. Gwinnett Stripers, June 24th @ 7:05PM Postgame Fireworks Limited tickets available, reserve your tickets here.

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VINSE Workshop: LinkedIn

May. 6, 2022—Join Dr. Rui Wang for tips and strategies that will help make your LinkedIn profile stand out! In this VINSE workshop you will learn the ins and outs of using this social media platform for professional networking and your personal branding. July 1, 2022 | 12:00  |  Virtual only | No cost | Pre-registration Required...

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Meet Our Graduates: Gabriel LeBlanc

May. 6, 2022—Gabriel LeBlanc earned his PhD. from Vanderbilt University in 2010 under the direction of Dr. David Cliffel, studying how the biological nanomaterial Photosystem I in plants could be incorporated into solar cells. While at Vanderbilt, Gabriel took advantage of the analytical tools and collaborative environment enabled by Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) to publish over 10 peer-reviewed articles...

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Hong named to Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans

May. 4, 2022—Tao Hong Tao Hong, a second-year Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary materials science, and Hari Srinivasan, an incoming Ph.D. student in neuroscience, have been named to the 2022 cohort of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans. Hong, a member of VINSE, is co-advised by Professor Jason Valentine and Professor Deyu Li. This merit-based graduate...

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Spotlight Publication: “Signatures of atomic structure in subfemtosecond laser-driven electron dynamics in nanogaps” published in Physical Review B

Apr. 28, 2022—About the author: Luke Bhan is currently an undergraduate computer science and physics major working under the supervision of Dr. Kalman Varga. His lab focuses on the simulation of nanoscale materials and their properties. In recently published work, he simulates electron dynamics across nanoscale gaps in aluminum structures containing thousands of atoms. From the simulations,...

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Smith County High School Field Trip

Apr. 28, 2022—Every guest who walks by the cleanroom window in the Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building wonders what it would be like to get to gown up and tour the facilities themselves. Nine students from Smith County High School got to make that dream a reality while participating in the VINSE High School Field Trip Program....

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Ndukaife receives NSF Early CAREER Award to investigate cell-to-cell communication

Apr. 27, 2022—Justus C. Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in cell-to-cell communication. His CAREER project, “Resonant Dielectric Optical Metasurfaces for Single-Cell Extracellular Vesicles Analysis,” will enable Ndukaife to associate the properties of extracellular vesicles directly to their cell sources—up to the resolution of single cells—a capability that...

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