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Spotlight Publication: “Photosystem I Enhances the Efficiency of a Natural, Gel-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell” published in ACS Applied Bio Materials

Jan. 17, 2022—“Photosystem I Enhances the Efficiency of a Natural, Gel-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell” published in ACS Applied Bio Materials has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the author: Joshua Passantino is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering under the direction of Dr. Kane Jennings and also works with Dr. David Cliffel in...

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Register Now: Summer Workshop in Microfluidic Device Fabrication

Jan. 12, 2022—Microfluidic devices can enable “labs on chips” that consume less reagents and have faster analysis times than similar experiments performed in a traditional lab environment.  Applications of microfluidic devices include portable sensors for point-of-care analysis, molecular and cell biology studies, and high-throughput multiplexed assays.  This short course will introduce the techniques behind the fabrication of...

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VINSE Friends and Family Day

Jan. 12, 2022—Please join VINSE for NANO FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY Engineering & Science Building, 1212 25th Avenue South April 16   /  1:00 – 3:00 Gathering for the VINSE community friends and family Hands on science activities | Tour of core facilities  |  Door Prizes REGISTRATION REQUIRED  

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Spotlight Publication: “Deterministic inverse design of Tamm plasmon thermal emitters with multi-resonant control” published in Nature Materials

Jan. 7, 2022—“Deterministic inverse design of Tamm plasmon thermal emitters with multi-resonant control” published in Nature Materials has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the author: Mingze He is currently a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering under the direction of Dr. Joshua Caldwell. Mingze’s research focuses on engineering the mid-infrared light for bio-sensing and light...

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Learn to add false color to your VINSE SEM images, register now for the GIMP workshop

Jan. 5, 2022—GIMP is an open source image manipulation software that can be used for editing figures, colorizing electron micrographs, and more! In this workshop, we will learn the basics of the interface, specifically techniques for adding false color to an SEM image. February 16, 2022 | Engineering Science Building 001 REGISTER

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Register Now: VINSE Summer Workshop in Electron Microscopy

Jan. 5, 2022—Electron microscopy is a critical component for the characterization of material and biological specimens at the nanoscale. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) both use electron beams to reveal structure, but in very different ways. Although these instruments have been made very accessible with the help of software, users must understand the...

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Meet Our Graduates: Austin Howes

Jan. 4, 2022—Austin Howes earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2020 under Jason Valentine. His work advanced the field of metasurfaces to include new types of miniaturized optics that can be dynamically tuned.  During his time at Vanderbilt, Austin witnessed VINSE’s construction and was one of the early super-users on many of the nanofabrication tools. He took...

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Apply Now – VINSE Summer 2022 Tech Crew

Dec. 31, 2021—Looking for a unique summer opportunity?  Apply now for the VINSE Summer 2022 Tech Crew What is the VINSE Summer Tech Crew? 10 week summer internship experience in the VINSE cleanroom Interns (known as Tech Crew) support process development for VINSE researchers What’s in it for me? Extensive hands on laboratory experience Develop skills relevant in...

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VINSE Colloquium Joint Seminar with Data Science Institute “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” Krishen Appavoo 2/9/22

Dec. 23, 2021—February 9, 2022 Dr. Kannatasssen (Krishen) Appavoo Assistant Professor Department of Physics University of Alabama, Birmingham “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Our ability to develop disruptive technologies is intimately tied with our ability to mold the flow of light at length scales below the optical diffraction...

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We are hiring – Program Coordinator

Dec. 23, 2021—The VINSE Program Coordinator provides support for daily administrative operations of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) and is a key individual contributor responsible for initiating, coordinating, and performing multiple and complex tasks with a strong emphasis on customer service. Click here to learn more

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