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VINSE Image Competition Results

During the month of October, VINSE held a competition seeking images to be displayed in the new VINSE core facilities of the ESB.  Four designs were selected by a committee and attendees at the VINSE Open House select four more as the “People’s Choice”. Click here to see all winning submissions.

Posted by on November 3, 2017 in News


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18th Annual Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology Forum Poster Winners

More than 150 faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in nanoresearch at Vanderbilt attended the 18th annual Nanoscience/Nanotechnology Forum (“NanoDay!”) on October 25th. 26 posters were submitted in the 2017 student poster competition and the winners are: NanoDay! 2017 Poster winners – Thal, Jackson, Buhro (NanoDay! keynote speaker), Matson, Knight, Li, and Ou.  Thompson and Riley…

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in News,


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NanoDay! T-shirt Winner – Tengfei Cao

Congratulations to Tengfei Cao, winner of the 2017 NanoDay! t-shirt design. The winning designer receives a $300 cash prize. Prior winners are: 2016 – Casey Brock 2015 – John Lonai 2014 – Kelsey Beavers 2013 – Ryan Nicholl 2012 – Gilbert Rodriguez 2011 – Dhiraj Prasai 2010 – Ebonee Walker 2009 – Chris Kang 2008…

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in News


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Materials Innovation for Next Generation Battery Technologies” Dr. Arumugam Manthiram 12/06/17

December 6, 2017 Arumugam Manthiram The University of Texas at Austin Materials Science and Engineering Program Texas Materials Institute Professor of Mechanical Engineering “Materials Innovation for Next Generation Battery Technologies” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Rapid increase in global energy use and growing environmental concerns have prompted the development of…

Posted by on October 12, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Engineering and Spectroscopy of Photon Momentum” Dr. Jon Schuller; University of California Santa Barbara 11/08/17

November 8, 2017 Jon Schuller The University of California Santa Barbara Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering “Engineering and Spectroscopy of Photon Momentum” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Electromagnetic wavefront-shaping technologies exploit control of photon momentum to perform beam-steering and light-focusing functions. Reciprocally, measurements of photon momentum provide substantial…

Posted by on October 12, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Pat Tellinghuisen receives VINSE Distinguished Service Award

In recognition of the extraordinary success of the Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science (VSVS), which she coordinates, Pat Tellinghuisen is this year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (VINSE) Distinguished Service Award. <–full article –>

Posted by on September 25, 2017 in News


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Jason Valentine Wins Chancellor’s Research Award

Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research this week. The award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Recipients also received $2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Valentine was honored for work published in Nano Letters in which he…

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Events, News


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Emerging 2D Materials, Devices and Nanosystems” Dr. Deji Akinwande; The University of Texas at Austin 10/04/17

October 4, 2017 Deji Akinwande The University of Texas at Austin Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering “Emerging 2D Materials, Devices and Nanosystems” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract This talk will present new directions and emerging device concepts based on layered nanomaterials, and transition from laboratory ideas to commercialization….

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Open House/Ribbon Cutting

On October 24, 2017 VINSE will commemorate the grand opening of the newly constructed VINSE Core Facilities. Our new state of the art facilities include a class 1000/100 cleanroom, analytical/nanocrystal support core and advanced imaging suite. The cleanroom provides cutting-edge micro- and nanoscale fabrication tools for the development of integrated circuits, microfluidic and nanophotonic systems….

Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Events, News


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18th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum – NanoDay! 10/25/17 – Keynote Speaker – William Buhro

18th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Wednesday, October 25, 2017 A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.  SARRATT CINEMA 1:00 – 1:15  Welcome Sandra Rosenthal, Director of VINSE 1:15 – 1:30  Atomically thin nanoporous graphene membranes Piran Kidambi, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1:30 – 1:45  Nanotechnology for the targeted therapy of disseminating tumor cells  Michael…

Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium, ,


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