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Congratulations Sarah Ross on 25 years at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20, 2021—Please join us in congratulating Sarah Ross on her 25 years of service to Vanderbilt University. Sarah joined Vanderbilt in 1996 and she has been instrumental in the success of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) since its founding in 2001. Sarah currently serves as Senior Program Manager with key responsibilities in both VINSE and the Interdisciplinary...

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IMS Conversation Hour

Oct. 1, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering is hosting conversation hours discussing graduate programs. Be sure to tune in on October 19th at 7pm to see 4 of the Interdisciplinary Materials Science students talk about their graduate student experiences within the IMS program. Register HERE

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Cynthia Reinhart-King is president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Sep. 29, 2021—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is the new president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She will start her term at the society’s 2021 annual meeting Oct. 6-9 in Orlando, Florida. Reinhart-King will serve one year as president-elect, two years as the society’s president, and one year as past...

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Team wins competitive DOE award to advance isotope production critical for U.S. science, medicine and industry

Aug. 13, 2021—A U.S. Department of Energy $4 million initiative to advance research in isotope production includes a Vanderbilt engineering professor’s work on separation technologies and to scale up processes. The funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine and industry. Piran Kidambi,...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “3D Printing Active Nanoelectronic Devices” Dr. Michael McAlpine, University of Minnesota 3/23/2022

Aug. 12, 2021—March 23, 2022 Dr. Michael McAlpine Kuhrmeyer Family Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota “3D Printing Active Nanoelectronic Devices” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Abstract. The ability to three-dimensionally pattern semiconducting electronic and optoelectronic materials could provide a transformative approach to creating active electronic devices without the need...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Ferroelectrics Everywhere – new strategies to predict and develop novel ferroelectric crystals” Dr. Jon-Paul Maria, Pennsylvania State University 4/6/22

Aug. 10, 2021—April 6, 2022 Dr. Jon-Paul Maria Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Pennsylvania State University “Ferroelectrics Everywhere – new strategies to predict and develop novel ferroelectric crystals” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Interfacing nanomaterials with biology: from delivery of biologics to antimicrobials” Dr. Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts Amherst 1/19/2022

Aug. 10, 2021—January 19, 2022 Dr. Vincent Rotello Distinguished Professor of Chemistry University of Massachusetts Amherst “Interfacing nanomaterials with biology: from delivery of biologics to antimicrobials” 4:10 PM, 5326 Stevenson Center Bio Vincent Rotello has received the Langmuir Lectureship (2010), and in 2016 he received the TREE Award (Research Corporation), the Bioorganic Lectureship (Royal Society of Chemistry,...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Hot Nanophotonics: Light with a Phase Transition” Dr. Guru Naik, Rice University 10/13/21

Aug. 10, 2021—October 13, 2021 Dr. Guru Naik Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Rice University “Hot Nanophotonics: Light with a Phase Transition” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Abstract: Among many emerging technologies, energy and display are two important technologies poised to revolutionize our current society. Nanophotonics holds the key to...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “To The Ends of the Periodic Table and Back in Search of Better Imaging Probes” Dr. Bruce Cohen, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab 9/22/21

Aug. 10, 2021—September 22, 2021 Dr. Bruce Cohen Staff Scientist Lawrence Berkeley National Lab “To The Ends of the Periodic Table and Back in Search of Better Imaging Probes” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM  

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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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