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Apr. 23, 2020—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  

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VINSE offering short courses in Microfluidics & TEM

Apr. 21, 2020—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 vinse@vanderbilt.edu if you are interested in participating. Microfluidic Device Fabrication Microfluidic devices can enable “labs on chips” that consume less reagents and...

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

Apr. 2, 2020—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>

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Collaboration with VINSE faculty member Sok Pantelides featured in Nature Materials

Nov. 20, 2019—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...

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VINSE Deputy Director Jason Valentine named Vanderbilt faculty liaison with ORNL

Nov. 20, 2019—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....

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Clare McCabe elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Nov. 15, 2019—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...

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VINSE Fall 2019 Newsletter

Oct. 11, 2019—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...

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

Oct. 10, 2019—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:...

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Kelsey Hatzell wins the ECS Toyota 2019-2020 Fellowship.

Sep. 18, 2019—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...

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2019 NanoDay! Poster Competition

Aug. 27, 2019—$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...

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