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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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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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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series : “Monolayer Magnets” Dr. Xiaodong Xu; University of Washington

April 5, 2017 Xiaodong Xu University of Washington Associate Professor of Physics “Monolayer Magnets” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract   Since the discovery of graphene, the family of two-dimensional (2D) materials has grown to encompass a broad range of electronic properties. However, until recently 2D crystals with intrinsic magnetism were…

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “The Future of Small” Dr. Paul L. McEuen; Cornell University 02/23/17

February 23, 2017 Paul L. McEuen John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science, Cornell University Director, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science “The Future of Small” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract Over fifty years ago, the physicist Richard Feynman gave a remarkably prescient talk…

Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Quantum Transport and Electron Interactions in Few-Layer Atomic Membranes” Dr. Jeanie Lau; University of California, Riverside 02/09/17

February 9, 2017 Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau University of California, Riverside Professor of Physics   “Quantum Transport and Electron Interactions in Few-Layer Atomic Membranes” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract Two dimensional materials constitute an exciting and unusually tunable platform for investigation of both fundamental phenomena…

Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics in Low-Dimensional Material Systems ” Dr. Marc Bockrath; University of California, Riverside 02/02/17

February 2, 2017 Marc Bockrath University of California, Riverside Professor of Physics “Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics in Low-Dimensional Material Systems” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract We will discuss a number of our ongoing research projects aimed at understanding the properties of low-dimensional systems such as…

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Nonlinear and Singular Optics in Photonic Meta-Structures” Dr. Natalia Litchinitser; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 01/26/17

January 26, 2017 Natalia M. Litchinitser University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Professor of Electrical Engineering “Nonlinear and Singular Optics in Photonic Meta-Structures” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract The emergence of synthetic photonic media, or metamaterials, has revealed many unique electromagnetic phenomena,…

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Fundamental Excitations in Solids” Dr. Xiaoqin Elaine Li; UT Austin 1/19/17

Thursday January 19, 2017 Xiaoqin Elaine Li UT Austin Associate Professor of Physics Title: “Fundamental Excitations in Solids” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract Fundamental excitations (e.g. plasmons, excitons, phonons and magnons) determine both the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of solids such as metals, semiconductors, and…

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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