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VINSE Summer Research Poster Session

Jul. 21, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will host an online Summer Research Poster Session on Thursday, August 5 at 10am. Click here to register. Link will sent to registered participants on day of the event. This event is open to the entire Vanderbilt community. VINSE Summer 2021 Poster Presenters Thiago Arnaud, VINSE REU, Florida International University...

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Lin recipient of the inaugural round of The Office of the Provost Seeding Success Grant program

Jul. 15, 2021—Congratulations to VINSE member Dr. Shihong Lin one of 15 recipients of the inaugural round of The Office of the Provost Seeding Success Grant program for his project on “Single-layer and Conductive Graphene Membrane for Electro-regulated Selective Solute Separation”.

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21st Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 11/19/21 – Keynote Speaker Teri Odom

Jul. 8, 2021—A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Teri W. Odom, Northwestern University “The Giving Nanomaterials” Bio. Teri W. Odom is Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University. She is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials...

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Win $50, VINSE Annual Image Competition

Jun. 30, 2021—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 entries to VINSE no later than October 29. Image enhancement and false coloring is permitted as well as...

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VINSE night at the Nashville Sounds

Jun. 30, 2021—Join the VINSE community at the Nashville Sounds Game Night Nashville Sounds vs. Toledo Mud Hens, August 5th @ 7:05PM If you would like to attend, please email VINSE by July 16th to reserve your free tickets. This is a family event, so feel free to include your family and invite members from your research...

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2021 Nanoseminar Schedule

May. 18, 2021—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...

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VINSE Welcomes Summer 2021 Undergraduate Students

May. 10, 2021—Meet the Summer NSF REU Fellows and VINSE Tech Crew Members  

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Engineers’ groundbreaking discovery points to a new route to create thermal superconductors

Apr. 29, 2021—The relentless increase in heat loads imposed on devices in modern technologies is driving renewed interest among engineers and materials scientists in the area of heat transfer. A key challenge is finding approaches to enhance the materials’ capability of conducting heat. Deyu Li A team of engineers led by Vanderbilt mechanical engineering Professor Deyu Li...

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Research Snapshot: New microscopy technique unveils feature that can shape applications of a class of quantum materials

Apr. 23, 2021—A team of researchers led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory microscopist Miaofang Chi and Vanderbilt theoretical physicist Sokrates Pantelides has used a new Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope technique to image the electron distribution in ionic compounds known as electrides— especially the electrons that float loosely within pockets and appear separate from the atomic network. Miaofang Chi; Sokrates Pantelides (Vanderbilt...

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A drop of rubbing alcohol and office laminator provides manufacturability boost for single atom thick membranes

Mar. 31, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers used  a drop of rubbing alcohol, an office laminator and creativity to develop scalable processes for manufacturing single atom thin membranes. Their membranes outperformed state-of-the-art commercial dialysis membranes and the approach is fully compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing. Details of the imaginative experiment are recently published in the journal of the Royal Chemistry Society: “Scalable Synthesis...

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