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SIGN-UP for VINSE High School Field Trip Program for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

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…

Posted by on August 1, 2018 in News


VINSE/VSVS Rural Teacher Training Workshops

VINSE in partnership with Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science (VSVS) will offer a series of one-day workshops for all participating VSVS/VINSE rural teachers.  More than 50 teachers from Bedford, Giles, Macon, Robertson and Rutherford counties are participating in the outreach program during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Click here for more information about this program. Register for August 2018…

Posted by on July 20, 2018 in News


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The 2018 NanoDay! T-shirt Design Competition Has Begun!

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…

Posted by on July 18, 2018 in Events, News,


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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