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Jason Valentine Wins Chancellor’s Research Award

Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research this week. The award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Recipients also received $2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Valentine was honored for work published in Nano Letters in which he…

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Events, News


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Emerging 2D Materials, Devices and Nanosystems” Dr. Deji Akinwande; The University of Texas at Austin 10/04/17

October 4, 2017 Deji Akinwande The University of Texas at Austin Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering “Emerging 2D Materials, Devices and Nanosystems” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract This talk will present new directions and emerging device concepts based on layered nanomaterials, and transition from laboratory ideas to commercialization….

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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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


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

18th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  William Buhro will be this year’s keynote speaker. more details about NanoDay! 17 coming soon “Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals – Shape Matters” William Buhro Chairman, Department of Chemistry; George E. Pake Professor in Arts & Science Washington University in St. Louis The seminar provides a…

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


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2017 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 discuss and challenge the…

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Events, News,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series : “Monolayer Magnets” Dr. Xiaodong Xu; University of Washington

April 5, 2017 Xiaodong Xu University of Washington Associate Professor of Physics “Monolayer Magnets” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract   Since the discovery of graphene, the family of two-dimensional (2D) materials has grown to encompass a broad range of electronic properties. However, until recently 2D crystals with intrinsic magnetism were…

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “The Future of Small” Dr. Paul L. McEuen; Cornell University 02/23/17

February 23, 2017 Paul L. McEuen John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science, Cornell University Director, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science “The Future of Small” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract Over fifty years ago, the physicist Richard Feynman gave a remarkably prescient talk…

Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Quantum Transport and Electron Interactions in Few-Layer Atomic Membranes” Dr. Jeanie Lau; University of California, Riverside 02/09/17

February 9, 2017 Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau University of California, Riverside Professor of Physics   “Quantum Transport and Electron Interactions in Few-Layer Atomic Membranes” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract Two dimensional materials constitute an exciting and unusually tunable platform for investigation of both fundamental phenomena…

Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics in Low-Dimensional Material Systems ” Dr. Marc Bockrath; University of California, Riverside 02/02/17

February 2, 2017 Marc Bockrath University of California, Riverside Professor of Physics “Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics in Low-Dimensional Material Systems” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract We will discuss a number of our ongoing research projects aimed at understanding the properties of low-dimensional systems such as…

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Nonlinear and Singular Optics in Photonic Meta-Structures” Dr. Natalia Litchinitser; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 01/26/17

January 26, 2017 Natalia M. Litchinitser University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Professor of Electrical Engineering “Nonlinear and Singular Optics in Photonic Meta-Structures” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract The emergence of synthetic photonic media, or metamaterials, has revealed many unique electromagnetic phenomena,…

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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