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VINSE Fall 2019 Newsletter

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…

Posted by on October 11, 2019 in News


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

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:…

Posted by on October 10, 2019 in News


Kelsey Hatzell wins the ECS Toyota 2019-2020 Fellowship.

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…

Posted by on September 18, 2019 in News


Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer. Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the biomedical engineering department, and his…

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in News


Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on the atomic scale. In “Atomically-Precise, Custom-Design Origami Graphene Nanostructures,” published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers have accomplished just that, using sophisticated and precise control of atoms to experiment with new structures and set…

Posted by on September 11, 2019 in News


2019 NanoDay! Poster Competition

$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…

Posted by on August 27, 2019 in News


VINSE Pilot/Feasibility Studies – Funding Available

Funding is being made available by VINSE on a competitive basis to provide Vanderbilt investigators the opportunity to utilize VINSE tools to obtain preliminary results for new research initiatives prior to submitting grant applications. Applications from new users interested in demonstrating the feasibility of a new process or measurement are encouraged, and all necessary staff…

Posted by on August 23, 2019 in News


Weiss wins Chancellor’s Award for Research

Sharon Weiss was one of seven Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 22. This award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Honorees each receive $2,000 and an engraved julep cup. Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Electrical Engineering, received the award for…

Posted by on August 23, 2019 in News,


VINSE Tool Image Competition

The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) is holding a competition seeking images to be displayed in the VINSE Facilities.  If you have materials or devices that have been fabricated, characterized, or imaged using VINSE equipment, submit them to for consideration. The winners of this competition will receive a $50 Prize! Image…

Posted by on August 21, 2019 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium,

nano day 2018 mockup

2019 NanoDay! T-shirt Design Competition

Goal: Create an attractive T-shirt design representing NANODAY! & the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Winning design will receive a cash prize of $300.00 The design must be exclusively your own and cannot include : logos and trademark images You can use any t-shirt color in your design JPEG format (at least 300 dpi) No…

Posted by on August 21, 2019 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium,

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