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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in 16th annual fall faculty celebration

Posted by on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in News.

Please join in welcoming new members of the VINSE community and congratulate the VINSE faculty on recent accomplishments and promotions.


De-en Jiang  |  Megan Dernberger  |  Jamie Kuntz  |  Benjamin Schmidt


We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty:

Endowed Chairs
John T. Wilson – named Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Promotion & Tenure
Joshua D. Caldwell – promoted to Professor
Ethan S. Lippmann – promoted to Associate Professor with tenure


This year VINSE recognized Dr. Richard Haglund and Dr. Kane Jennings for their unwavering support and outstanding service to VINSE.


We recognize the following faculty for their accomplishments reports in the these top five high impact journal publications.

John T. Wilson
“Endosomolytic polymersomes increase the activity of cyclic dinucleotide STING agonists to enhance cancer immunotherapy” Nature Nanotechnology, 14, 269-278 (2019).

Sokrates T. Pantelides
“Strong Phonon-Phonon Interactions Securing Extraordinary Thermoelectric Ge1-xSbxTe with Zn-Alloying-Induced Band Alignment” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (4), 1742-1748 (2019).
“High Thermoelectric Performance in p-type Polycrystalline Cd-doped SnSe Achieved by a Combination of Cation Vacancies and Localized Lattice Engineering” Advanced Energy Materials, 9 (11): 1803242 (2019).
“Atomically precise, custom-design origami graphene nanostructures” Science, 365 (6457), 1036-1040 (2019).

Shihong Lin
“Robust Superhydrophobic Membrane for Membrane Distillation with Excellent Scaling Resistance” Environmental Science & Technology, 53 (20), 11801-11809 (2019).
Mechanism of Selective Ion Removal in Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Water Softening” Environmental Science & Technology, 53 (10), 5797-5804 (2019).

Jason G. Valentine
“Multifunctional metaoptics based on bilayer metasurfaces” Light-Science & Applications, 8, 80 (2019).

Cynthia A. Reinhart-King
“Energetic regulation of coordinated leader-follower dynamics during collective invasion of breast cancer cells” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116 (16) 7867-7872 (2019).


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