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“Ultrafast X-ray imaging of the light-induced phase transition in VO2” published in Nature Physics, selected as Spotlight Publication

Jan. 30, 2023—Congratulations to Richard Haglund and Kent Hallman for their Nature Physics publication. This paper is the latest from a multi-year, multi-national (United States, Germany, Denmark, South Korea, France, United Kingdom) collaboration in which Vanderbilt’s part was the preparation and characterization (in conjunction with the Technical University-Berlin) of a challenging ultrathin holographic gold-vanadium dioxide “sandwich” on...

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Dissertation Defense, Joshua Greenlee, Biomedical Engineering

Jan. 25, 2023—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Joshua Dale Greenlee, Biomedical Engineering *under the direction of Dr. Michael King “TRAIL Therapy for Exploiting Mechanisms of Drug Resistance and Metastasis in Advanced Colorectal Cancer” 02.23.23  |  9:30am  |  Light Hall 208  |  Zoom Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for over...

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Sajal Islam appointed to the Graduate Student Council

Jan. 22, 2023—Sajal Islam has been appointed to the Graduate Student Council (GSC) to represent Interdisciplinary Materials Science. The GSC exists to enhance the overall educational experience at Vanderbilt University by promoting the general welfare and concerns of the Graduate School student body. This is achieved through the creation of new programs and initiatives to provide opportunities...

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“Diabetic hyperglycemia promotes primary tumor progression through glycation-induced tumor extracellular matrix stiffening” published in Science Advances selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Jan. 20, 2023—About the authors: Co-first author, Wenjun Wang is an NIH NCI F99/K00 Predoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering advised by Prof. Cynthia Reinhart-King. Wenjun’s research focuses on the mechanism of tumor progression at the RNA, cell, and tissue levels via alteration of tissue mechanical properties. Co-first author, Dr. Lauren Hapach earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering...

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VINSE Spring 2023 Newsletter

Jan. 11, 2023—The Spring 2023 edition of the VINSE Nano News is out now! This issue features the following stories: Director’s note Welcome – Mona Ebrish Upcoming events Analytical open house Research highlights Immersion and outreach VINSE_Nano_News_Spring_2023

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“Tunable, ferroelectricity-inducing, spin-spiral magnetic ordering in monolayer FeOCl” published in Nano Letters selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Jan. 5, 2023—About the author: Deliang Bao is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy under the direction of Dr. Sokrates T. Pantelides.  In recently published work, by employing density-functional-theory calculations, he demonstrated a non-collinear magnetism, namely spin spiral, in the monolayer FeOCl, which features tunability with uniaxial strain and electron/hole doping. The...

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VINSE 2023 Calendar

Jan. 3, 2023—Download your VINSE 2023 Calendar, featuring the some of the winners in the VINSE image competition. The VINSE team looks forward to supporting your impactful research discoveries in the year ahead!  

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VINSE graduate students Alyssa Nelson and Jeremy Espano teach a course in nanoscience/nanotechnology as part of Vanderbilt’s SAVY program

Dec. 20, 2022—VINSE graduate students Jeremy Espano and Alyssa Nelson taught a class in nanoscience and nanotechnology to a group of 8th and 9th graders as part of the Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) program. Students started the morning learning about nanomaterials, quantum confinement and how it effects materials at the nanoscale, the size regime of...

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VINSE Director Coffee Hour

Dec. 14, 2022—Join VINSE Director, Sharon Weiss to discuss new initiatives, pilot funding, tech crew, and other ways VINSE can help support your research. Friday, February 3, 2023 2PM  |  226 ESB VINSE Conference Room

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“Nanoporous Atomically Thin Graphene Filters for Nanoscale Aerosols” published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Dec. 13, 2022—About the author: Dr. Peifu Cheng is a research engineer in Dr. Piran R. Kidambi’s group in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department. He researches 2D nanomaterials (such as graphene and others) for membrane applications in ionic/molecular separation, desalination, air filtration, dialysis, among others. In the recently published work, Dr. Cheng introduced precise nanoscale pores in...

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