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Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer. Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the biomedical engineering department, and his…

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in News


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Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on the atomic scale. In “Atomically-Precise, Custom-Design Origami Graphene Nanostructures,” published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers have accomplished just that, using sophisticated and precise control of atoms to experiment with new structures and set…

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in News


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2019 NanoDay! Poster Competition

$500 1st place  (1 award) $250 2nd place (2 awards) $100 3rd place  (3 awards) The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science are pleased to co-host the 20th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum.  This forum brings together Vanderbilt scientists and engineers working in nanoscience and nanotechnology for…

Posted by on August 27, 2019 in News


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VINSE Pilot/Feasibility Studies – Funding Available

Funding is being made available by VINSE on a competitive basis to provide Vanderbilt investigators the opportunity to utilize VINSE tools to obtain preliminary results for new research initiatives prior to submitting grant applications. Applications from new users interested in demonstrating the feasibility of a new process or measurement are encouraged, and all necessary staff…

Posted by on August 23, 2019 in News


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VINSE Tool Image Competition

The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) is holding a competition seeking images to be displayed in the VINSE Facilities.  If you have materials or devices that have been fabricated, characterized, or imaged using VINSE equipment, submit them to vinse@vanderbilt.edu for consideration. The winners of this competition will receive a $50 Prize! Image…

Posted by on August 21, 2019 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium,


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2019 NanoDay! T-shirt Design Competition

Goal: Create an attractive T-shirt design representing NANODAY! & the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Winning design will receive a cash prize of $300.00 The design must be exclusively your own and cannot include : logos and trademark images You can use any t-shirt color in your design JPEG format (at least 300 dpi) No…

Posted by on August 21, 2019 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Fuel from the Sun: Where is that Pot of Gold?” Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar, University of Texas at Arlington 04/08/20

April 8, 2020 Krishnan Rajeshwar Distinguished University Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry Department University of Texas at Arlington “Fuel from the Sun: Where is that Pot of Gold?” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Even after ca. four decades of R&D effort, we still do not have a “magic bullet” inorganic semiconductor…

Posted by on August 15, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Photonics at the Intersection of Materials and Devices” Dr. Nathaniel Kinsey, Virginia Commonwealth University 03/11/20

March 11, 2020 Nathaniel Kinsey Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Virginia Commonwealth University “Photonics at the Intersection of Materials and Devices” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on August 15, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Nonlinear Phonon Polariton Spectroscopy” Dr. Alexander Paarmann, Fritz Harber Institute 10/23/19

October 23, 2019 Alexander Paarmann Lattice Dynamics Group Department of Physical Chemistry Fritz Haber Institute Berlin “Nonlinear Phonon Polariton Spectroscopy” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on August 14, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Epitaxial growth of 2D materials: Challenges and New Approaches” Dr. Joan Redwing, Penn State 10/16/2019

October 16, 2019 Joan Redwing Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Penn State University “Epitaxial growth of 2D materials: Challenges and New Approaches”  4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on August 14, 2019 in News, VINSE Colloquium,


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