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A drop of rubbing alcohol and office laminator provides manufacturability boost for single atom thick membranes

Mar. 31, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers used  a drop of rubbing alcohol, an office laminator and creativity to develop scalable processes for manufacturing single atom thin membranes. Their membranes outperformed state-of-the-art commercial dialysis membranes and the approach is fully compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing. Details of the imaginative experiment are recently published in the journal of the Royal Chemistry Society: “Scalable Synthesis...

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Photonics discovery portends dramatic efficiencies in silicon chips

Mar. 24, 2021—Researchers devised a hybrid, hyperbolic-silicon photonic waveguide platform that transmits mid-IR and near-IR light at the same time, on the same chip, demonstrating dual-band optical processing.  Illustration: Caldwell Lab A team led by Vanderbilt engineers has achieved the ability to transmit two different types of optical signals across a single chip at the same time. The...

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Leon Bellan among five engineering faculty recognized with innovative teaching awards

Mar. 17, 2021—The extraordinary, creative efforts of five engineering faculty members to adapt to their new teaching environments in Fall 2020 were recognized recently with a Teaching Innovation Award from Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering. The honorees quickly converted their in-person classes to online formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic and made innovative,...

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VINSE Colloquium Series “Toward Topological Quantum Computing and Research at the DOE Quantum Science Center” Dr. David Dean, ORNL 04/14/2021

Mar. 10, 2021—April 14, 2021 Dr. David Dean Director, Quantum Science Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) “Toward topological quantum computing and research at the DOE Quantum Science Center” 4PM via Zoom Webinar Click HERE to register Bio David J. Dean is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Quantum Science Center(QSC), a Department of Energy (DOE) National Quantum...

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VINSE Student & Postdoc Virtual Social Hour

Feb. 12, 2021—Join us for a VINSE student/postdoc social hour.  There will be opportunities to play games together as well as join individual conversations. March 25, 2021 4pm – web Register Here – register before March 19th to receive your goodie box to enjoy during the session. We will use Gather to host this event, the room shave...

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VINSE Faculty Appreciation Virtual Gathering

Feb. 12, 2021—Join us for a VINSE faculty social hour.  Register before the deadline below to receive a goodie package to enjoy during the gathering. There will be opportunities to connect with colleagues and join individual conversations. REGISTER HERE – register by March 12th We will use Gather to host this event. Links will be sent to registered attendees...

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VINSE Director’s Coffee Hour

Feb. 11, 2021—Last week the Spring 2021 installment of the VINSE newsletter was released. A Director’s coffee hour will be held on Friday, February 19th, giving our community an opportunity to discuss the new initiatives within VINSE and current research. February 19, 2021 11am – 12pm Grab your favorite beverage and join HERE  

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VINSE Spring 2021 Newsletter

Feb. 8, 2021—You will find the following topics covered in this edition: Director’s note Upcoming events VINSE/DSI collaborations Staff Engineer II opening Virtual training VINSE Spring Newsletter  

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VINSE Colloquium Joint Seminar with DSI “Closed-loop design for autonomous materials development” Dr. Kristofer Reyes, University at Buffalo 03/24/2021

Feb. 3, 2021—March 24, 2021 Kristofer Reyes Assistant professor, Department of Materials Design and Innovation University at Buffalo “Closed-loop design for autonomous materials development” 4PM via Zoom Webinar Click HERE to register Abstract: Closed-loop, sequential learning is a key paradigm in autonomous materials development. Within this framework, aspects of the materials system under study are modeled, and...

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VINSE Colloquium Series “Biomimetic and Biomimetic Membranes: An ongoing journey” Dr. Manish Kumar, UT Austin 03/31/2021

Feb. 3, 2021—March 31, 2021 Dr. Manish Kumar Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering University of Texas at Austin “Biomimetic and Biomimetic Membranes: An ongoing journey” 4PM via Zoom Webinar Click HERE to register Abstract: Membranes are rapidly becoming the fastest growing platform for water purification, wastewater reuse, and desalination. They are also emerging in importance for carbon...

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