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VINSE Image Competition Results

During the month of October, VINSE held a competition seeking images to be displayed in the new VINSE core facilities of the ESB.  Four designs were selected by a committee and attendees at the VINSE Open House select four more as the “People’s Choice”. Click here to see all winning submissions.

Posted by on November 3, 2017 in News


18th Annual Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology Forum Poster Winners

More than 150 faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in nanoresearch at Vanderbilt attended the 18th annual Nanoscience/Nanotechnology Forum (“NanoDay!”) on October 25th. 26 posters were submitted in the 2017 student poster competition and the winners are: NanoDay! 2017 Poster winners – Thal, Jackson, Buhro (NanoDay! keynote speaker), Matson, Knight, Li, and Ou.  Thompson and Riley…

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in News,


NanoDay! T-shirt Winner – Tengfei Cao

Congratulations to Tengfei Cao, winner of the 2017 NanoDay! t-shirt design. The winning designer receives a $300 cash prize. Prior winners are: 2016 – Casey Brock 2015 – John Lonai 2014 – Kelsey Beavers 2013 – Ryan Nicholl 2012 – Gilbert Rodriguez 2011 – Dhiraj Prasai 2010 – Ebonee Walker 2009 – Chris Kang 2008…

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in News


Pat Tellinghuisen receives VINSE Distinguished Service Award

In recognition of the extraordinary success of the Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science (VSVS), which she coordinates, Pat Tellinghuisen is this year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (VINSE) Distinguished Service Award. <–full article –>

Posted by on September 25, 2017 in News


VINSE Open House/Ribbon Cutting

On October 24, 2017 VINSE will commemorate the grand opening of the newly constructed VINSE Core Facilities. Our new state of the art facilities include a class 1000/100 cleanroom, analytical/nanocrystal support core and advanced imaging suite. The cleanroom provides cutting-edge micro- and nanoscale fabrication tools for the development of integrated circuits, microfluidic and nanophotonic systems….

Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Events, News


18th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum – NanoDay! 10/25/17 – Keynote Speaker – William Buhro

18th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Wednesday, October 25, 2017 A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.  SARRATT CINEMA 1:00 – 1:15  Welcome Sandra Rosenthal, Director of VINSE 1:15 – 1:30  Atomically thin nanoporous graphene membranes Piran Kidambi, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 1:30 – 1:45  Nanotechnology for the targeted therapy of disseminating tumor cells  Michael…

Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium, ,


Hijacking human proteins to better deliver anti-cancer drugs

Powerful molecules can hitch rides on a plentiful human protein and signal tumors to self-destruct, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers found. Their research gives oncologists a better shot at overcoming the problems of drug resistance, toxicity to patients and a host of other barriers to consistently achieving successful gene therapy for cancer. It is…

Posted by on July 24, 2017 in News


Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled

Building transient electronics is usually about doing something to make them stop working: blast them with light, soak them with acid, dunk them in water. Professor Leon Bellan’s idea is to dissolve them with neglect: Stop applying heat, and they come apart. Using silver nanowires embedded in a polymer that dissolves in water below 32…

Posted by on June 27, 2017 in News


Congratulations to Quinton Mcclain, recipient of the 2017 VINSE Scholarship to attend the Vanderbilt Summer Academy Program in Nanosciences

Congratulations to Quinton Mcclain, recipient of the 2017 VINSE Scholarship to attend the Vanderbilt Summer Academy Program in Nanosciences.  Quinton is a 10th grader at the Nashville School of Arts. Students who attend VSA are among the brightest in the country, scoring in the top tier on academic achievement tests such as the SAT and ACT….

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in News


Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy in Nanoscience is Underway

Week 2 of the Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA) program in Nanoscience is underway. VSA is a residential, two week session in nanoscience and nanotechnology for 15 gifted high school students who have expressed an interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology.  The program is part lecture, part hands-on, and in addition to nanoscience experiments (e.g. nanocrystal synthesis)…

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in News

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