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VINSE Fall 2019 Newsletter

VINSE is pleased to announce the launch of a new newsletter — You will find the following topics covered in this edition: VINSE pilot funding Acknowledgement text for publications that include work in VINSE facilities Facility tour policy VINSE conference room available for booking New and updated capabilities in core facilities Personnel and committee updates…

Posted by on October 11, 2019 in News


More than 500 students participating in the VINSE High School Field Trip Program

26 Middle Tennessee High Schools representing 17 Middle TN counties have signed up to participate in the VINSE high school field trip program. Groups of up to 20 from each school will to visit our facilities, perform an experiment, utilize our electron microscope, and learn about nanotechnology and energy during a day visit. Participating Schools, Fall, 2019:…

Posted by on October 10, 2019 in News


Kelsey Hatzell wins the ECS Toyota 2019-2020 Fellowship.

Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is one of five recipients of an Electrochemical Society Toyota 2019-2020 Young Investigator Fellowship awarded this year for projects in green energy technology. The fellowship is a partnership between the ECS and Toyota Research Institute of North America, a division of Toyota Motor North America. Fellows receive $50,000…

Posted by on September 18, 2019 in News


2019 NanoDay! Poster Competition

$500 1st place  (1 award) $250 2nd place (2 awards) $100 3rd place  (3 awards) The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science are pleased to co-host the 20th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum.  This forum brings together Vanderbilt scientists and engineers working in nanoscience and nanotechnology for…

Posted by on August 27, 2019 in News


VINSE Pilot/Feasibility Studies – Funding Available

Funding is being made available by VINSE on a competitive basis to provide Vanderbilt investigators the opportunity to utilize VINSE tools to obtain preliminary results for new research initiatives prior to submitting grant applications. Applications from new users interested in demonstrating the feasibility of a new process or measurement are encouraged, and all necessary staff…

Posted by on August 23, 2019 in News


Weiss wins Chancellor’s Award for Research

Sharon Weiss was one of seven Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 22. This award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Honorees each receive $2,000 and an engraved julep cup. Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Electrical Engineering, received the award for…

Posted by on August 23, 2019 in News,


Weiss to lead VINSE starting July 1

Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Weiss’ appointment will begin on July 1, following the completion…

Posted by on June 26, 2019 in News


iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for proteins in the urine indicating infection, another for bacteria in water and the like. Add the bodily fluid you want to test, take a picture with your…

Posted by on June 11, 2019 in News,


2019 Summer Nanoseminar Schedule

2019 Summer Nanoseminar Schedule The VINSE summer nanoseminar series provides an opportunity for graduate students or post-docs to share their current research with the larger VINSE community to foster discussion and collaboration.  Each seminar will consist of 2 talks of 15-20 minutes each with 10-15 minutes of questions.  The goal of these talks is to…

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Events, News,


Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. . The five-year, $515,600 grant— Understanding Interfaces in Solid State Energy Storage Systems and Cross-Disciplinary Education—begins June 1, 2019. Advanced lithium-ion batteries for vehicles and for renewable electricity grid storage could improve domestic energy security but performance…

Posted by on April 10, 2019 in News

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