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VINSE Tech Crew Member Kate Johnson One of the Top Prize Winners at the AIChE Annual Meeting

AIChE 2019: Students Kevin Ifiora, Avi Gargye, Kane Jennings, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Ben Nguyen, Pedro Seber, James Dohm and Katie Johnson. Four chemical engineering students won top prizes in the 2019 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Nov. 10, 2019, at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Two…

Posted by on December 4, 2019 in News


Three VINSE Faculty Elected AAAS Fellows for 2019

Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. “I am enormously proud of the eight faculty members who earned this inspiring accomplishment, and I’m delighted…

Posted by on December 4, 2019 in News,

Professors Peter Cummings and Clare McCabe in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the MUMS Lab. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

Clare McCabe Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She was recognized today at the 2019 AIChE annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Fellow is the highest grade of membership awarded by the AICHE and is achieved only through election by the organization’s Board of Directors. McCabe…

Posted by on November 21, 2019 in News,


Peter Cummings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering’s associate dean for research, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The designation FRSC is given to an elected Fellow who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry. Cummings is a globally recognized expert in molecular modeling and…

Posted by on November 21, 2019 in News,

John Rogers - Swanlund Chair, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Professor of Chemistry; Director, F. Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

VINSE Colloquium Series “Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Electronics that Dissolve in Your Body” Student Selected Speaker Dr. John A. Rogers; Northwestern 02/19/2020

February 19, 2020 John A. Rogers Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery(and by courtesy Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemistry) Northwestern University “Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Electronics that Dissolve in Your Body” 4:10 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:45 Bio John A….

Posted by on November 21, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


On-the-move cancer cells prefer a “comfort cruise,” follow predictable paths of least resistance

New research from a group of Vanderbilt biomedical engineers reveals that while cancer cells move quickly in metastasis, they’re rather lazy in which paths they choose. According to the researchers, migrating cancer cells decide which path in the body to travel based on how much energy it takes, opting to move through wider, easier to…

Posted by on October 23, 2019 in News,

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Lowering the Environmental Footprint of Agriculture using Efficient and Environmentally Responsive Nano-agrochemicals” Dr. Gregory V. Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University 01/08/2020

January 8, 2020 Gregory V. Lowry Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Carnegie Mellon University “Lowering the Environmental Footprint of Agriculture using Efficient and Environmentally Responsive Nano-agrochemicals” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Engineered nanomaterials have the potential to revolutionize agrochemical efficacy and vastly improve use efficiency….

Posted by on October 21, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


2019 VINSE Fall Faculty Celebration

VINSE Director Sharon Weiss led the annual VINSE Fall Faculty Celebration yesterday afternoon, honoring our faculty’s highest achievements of the year. Sandra Rosenthal received this year’s Distinguished Service Award, for her leadership and dedication to advancing the missions of VINSE.  Sandy served as VINSE Director for 12 years, stepping down in June. During Rosenthal’s tenure…

Posted by on October 15, 2019 in News


Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer. Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the biomedical engineering department, and his…

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in News


Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on the atomic scale. In “Atomically-Precise, Custom-Design Origami Graphene Nanostructures,” published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers have accomplished just that, using sophisticated and precise control of atoms to experiment with new structures and set…

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in News

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