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Vanderbilt and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Collaborative Workshop

Aug. 30, 2022—VINSE faculty member De-en Jiang is spearheading plans for Vanderbilt to host Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a collaborative workshop on November 21st. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a U.S. multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered, managed, and operated by UT–Battelle as a federally funded research...

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Ryan Kowalski awarded NASA Space Technology Graduate Student Research Opportunity

Aug. 30, 2022—Ryan Kowalski, a 4th year graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Materials Science program, was awarded a fellowship by the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity (NSTGRO) in June 2022. Ryan, a member of the Caldwell Lab, received the award for his work on identifying the origins of single-photon emitting defects in semiconductor materials. With the...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: Dr. Yurii Vlasov, University of Illinois 12/7/2022

Aug. 26, 2022—Dr. Yurii Vlasov University of Illinois 4:10 PM 101 Buttrick Hall Light refreshments served at 3:45 PM Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a John Bardeen Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is tenured with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and...

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VINSE to recognize faculty accomplishments at 16th annual Fall Faculty Celebration

Aug. 26, 2022—The 16th annual Fall Faculty Celebration will be held on September 26th. At the event, which is by invitation only, VINSE will recognize the accomplishments of our community, celebrate faculty promotions, and welcome new VINSE members.  

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Fall 2022 Graduate Student Research Highlight

Aug. 26, 2022—Alberto Esteban Linares, PhD candidate of Mechanical Engineering in the Li lab Microfluidic platforms can play a transformative role in ex vivo tissue culture and physiological and pathological studies as they allow for precise control of cell microenvironment alike in vitro models, while  the cellular matrix architecture similar to in vivo settings. Various microfluidic platforms...

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Fall 2022 Faculty Research Highlights

Aug. 26, 2022—Ethan Lippmann, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The majority of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s are incurable, and the incidence of neurodegenerative disease is expected to increase concurrently with worldwide life expectancies. The Lippmann lab combines principles from engineering, neuroscience, and regenerative medicine to model, understand, and ultimately treat neurodegeneration more effectively. For biological investigations, we...

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Fall 2022 VINSE Short Course Offerings

Aug. 26, 2022—VINSE will offer the Electron Microscopy and Microfluidic Device Fabrication short courses in the fall 2022 semester. Both courses will be held December 19-20. Courses will be capped at 16, so don’t wait too long to register.  Details and pricing can be found below! Electron Microscopy Short Course Electron microscopy is a critical component for...

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Win $100! VINSE Annual Image Competition

Aug. 10, 2022—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 September 30th. Image enhancement and false coloring is permitted as well as...

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NanoDay! T-Shirt Design Competition

Aug. 10, 2022—Goal: Create an attractive t-shirt design representing NanoDay! and VINSE. The winning design will receive a $300 cash prize. 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 limits to number of colors in...

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2022 VINSE Undergraduate Research Symposium Winners

Aug. 5, 2022—Congratulations to all of the students who presented at the 2022 VINSE Undergraduate Research Symposium! Our undergraduate researchers were able to share everything they accomplished during their individual research projects at Vanderbilt University over the past ten weeks. The symposium, which was held in collaboration with the Chemical Biology/Chemistry NSF-REU, showcased 31 students from the...

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