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“These could revolutionize the world” — Pint cracks code to cheap, small carbon nanotubes

Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That’s essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning the carbon dioxide into the most valuable material ever sold – carbon nanotubes with small diameters. Cary Pint (Vanderbilt University) Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that…

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in News


19th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 10/3/18 – Keynote Speaker Yi Cui

19th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Wednesday, October 3, 2018 A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.  Keynote speaker: Yi Cui, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Stanford University More details to follow.

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in News


2018 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 discuss and challenge the…

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in News


Peter Cummings to receive FOMMS 2018 Founders Medal

Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor and associate dean for research, will receive the 2018 FOMMS Medal in July at the seventh triennial Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation conference where he will deliver the FOMMS Medal Lecture. The FOMMS Medal honors profound and lasting contributions by one or more individuals to the development of…

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in News

The VINSE Cleanroom - in the Engineering and Science Building. Photos will be used to update our website and on future advertising for the VINSE department and Cleanroom Facilities.Photo by Joe Howell

VU BreakThru: Undergraduate Immersion in Nanotechnology: Working in the VINSE Cleanroom

Undergraduate Immersion in Nanotechnology: Working in the VINSE Cleanroom Written by Alice Leach, Research Assistant Professor and Cleanroom Immersion Leader (Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science & Engineering) If you have taken a stroll over to Vanderbilt’s new Engineering and Science Building on the west side of campus, you may have seen a rather strange sight. On the ground floor,…

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in News


Bardhan awarded prestigious career development grant for melanoma research

A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor has received a prestigious Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Development Award to develop an innovative multi-modal imaging platform for melanoma diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Assistant Professor Rizia Bardhan will use novel immunoactive gold nanostructures (IGNs) in conjunction with PET scanning and Raman spectroscopy to assess tumor immunomarkers…

Posted by on March 23, 2018 in News


374 students from 20 Middle Tennessee High Schools participating in the VINSE High School Field Trip Program

20 Middle Tennessee High Schools representing 14 Middle TN counties are participating in the Spring 2018 VINSE high school field trip program. Groups of up to 20 from each school will to visit our facilities, perform an experiment, utilize our electron microscope, and learn about nanotechnology and energy during a day visit. Participating Schools, Spring 2018:…

Posted by on March 5, 2018 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 wins Charles H. Herty Award

Professor Sandra J. Rosenthal is the recipient of the 2018 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Rosenthal is Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics, Pharmacology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science at Vanderbilt…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in News


VINSE Colloquium Series “Low-dimensional ternary transition metal chalcogenides” Dr. Zhiqiang Mao, Tulane University 02/21/18

February 21, 2018 Zhiqiang Mao Tulane University Professor of Physics Nicholas J. Altiero Professor in Science and Engineering Department of Physics and Engineering Physics “Low-dimensional ternary transition metal chalcogenides”  4:10 PM, 5326 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Individual atomically-thin layer of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) such as MoS2 and WS2 has attracted widespread…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,

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Duvall elected into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

Craig L. Duvall, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He will be inducted at the Fellow Induction and Awards Ceremony April 9 at AIMBE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Craig Duvall Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed…

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in News

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