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Piran Kidambi wins Projects in Green Energy Technology fellowship from the Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motors

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Announce 2020-2021 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology Pennington, NJ – Prof. Dr. Shoji Hall, Prof. Dr. Piran Ravichandran Kidambi, and Dr. Haegyeom Kim have been awarded the 2020-2021 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowships. This is the sixth year that the…

Posted by on July 1, 2020 in News


VINSE researchers developed a promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis

June 12, 2020 – With a surprisingly simple approach in which cancer cells are first grown, ruptured and converted into nanoparticles, and then used as a vaccine, Vanderbilt University researchers say they have developed what appears to be a promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis. Metastasis is the last stage of cancer, responsible for about 90…

Posted by on June 16, 2020 in News


Caldwell & Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early in their careers and are…

Posted by on April 29, 2020 in News


VINSE deputy director featured in Nature Photonics

A research team of Vanderbilt engineers that includes a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new ultrathin filter, based on metamaterials, that allows for analog optical image processing. Their work, Flat Optics for Image Differentiation, appears today in the scientific journal, Nature Photonics. While digital image processing has become the prevailing technique in a…

Posted by on April 29, 2020 in News


Ask a VINSE Expert

While VINSE facilities are currently closed for in-person access, we want to continue to engage our users with free consultation and access to our technical staff to help resolve any problems, questions or discuss new ideas for your research. Click here to Ask a VINSE Expert  

Posted by on April 23, 2020 in News


VINSE offering short courses in Microfluidics & TEM

VINSE short courses on Microfluidics and TEM have been postponed from early June to late August. Please check out the descriptions of the short courses on page 3 and send an email to if you are interested in participating. Microfluidic Device Fabrication Microfluidic devices can enable “labs on chips” that consume less reagents and…

Posted by on April 21, 2020 in News


Rosenthal’s work featured in Scilight “Shell properties play an important role in the stability of green quantum dots”

A comprehensive study reveals the structural requirements for achieving bright and stable green light-emitting quantum dots that exhibit suppressed blinking or photobleaching. <CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE>

Posted by on April 2, 2020 in News


Collaboration with VINSE faculty member Sok Pantelides featured in Nature Materials

Discovery in ferroelectric material reveals unique property, promising application potential A discovery from a team of physicists and other researchers is breaking new ground in the study of ferroelectricity, a characteristic of certain dielectric materials that are used in high-technology applications. The findings appear today in the journal Nature Materials. Led in physics theory by Sokrates Pantelides, University…

Posted by on November 20, 2019 in News


VINSE Deputy Director Jason Valentine named Vanderbilt faculty liaison with ORNL

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration with Vanderbilt University will grow stronger through a new faculty liaison—a School of Engineering professor—and enhanced management of travel assistance awards. Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical and electrical engineering, is the new faculty liaison and will carry on the collaborations established by Carlos Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics….

Posted by on November 20, 2019 in News


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 15, 2019 in News

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