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Dr. Alice Leach Receives Grant from VentureWell

Feb. 25, 2021—We’re proud to announce that Dr. Alice Leach recently received a VentureWell Faculty Grant in recognition of their commitment to inclusive support of students who are creating innovations for positive social and environmental impact! This funding will support a new course providing entrepreneurial students with conceptual and experiential learning opportunities in developing and creating nanotechnology...

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VINSE Student & Postdoc Virtual Social Hour

Feb. 12, 2021—Join us for a VINSE student/postdoc social hour.  There will be opportunities to play games together as well as join individual conversations. March 25, 2021 4pm – web Register Here – register before March 19th to receive your goodie box to enjoy during the session. We will use Gather to host this event, the room shave...

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VINSE Faculty Appreciation Virtual Gathering

Feb. 12, 2021—Join us for a VINSE faculty social hour.  Register before the deadline below to receive a goodie package to enjoy during the gathering. There will be opportunities to connect with colleagues and join individual conversations. REGISTER HERE – register by March 12th We will use Gather to host this event. Links will be sent to registered attendees...

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VINSE Director’s Coffee Hour

Feb. 11, 2021—Last week the Spring 2021 installment of the VINSE newsletter was released. A Director’s coffee hour will be held on Friday, February 19th, giving our community an opportunity to discuss the new initiatives within VINSE and current research. February 19, 2021 11am – 12pm Grab your favorite beverage and join HERE  

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VINSE Spring 2021 Newsletter

Feb. 8, 2021—You will find the following topics covered in this edition: Director’s note Upcoming events VINSE/DSI collaborations Staff Engineer II opening Virtual training VINSE Spring Newsletter  

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Alyssa Livingood (VINSE NSF REU ’19) first author on ACS Photonics article

Jan. 22, 2021—Congratulations Alyssa Livingood, NSF REU fellow 2019, on being FIRST AUTHOR on a published paper in ACS Photonics!  Being a first author on a paper is a major accomplishment and we at VINSE are very proud of Alyssa’s accomplishment.  Alyssa is currently studying to receive her B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky. “Filterless...

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We’re Hiring: Cleanroom Staff Engineer II

Jan. 15, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) has an opening for a Staff Engineer II. This position will provide support for research and coursework in the VINSE cleanroom. The Staff Engineer will play a critical role in VINSE’s efforts to support research across a broad range of technical disciplines and interests, to advance...

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Optical computing at sub-picosecond speeds developed at Vanderbilt

Jan. 14, 2021—by Marissa Shapiro Jan. 14, 2021, 1:05 PM Vanderbilt researchers have developed the next generation of ultrafast data transmission that may make it possible to make already high-performance computing “on demand.” The technology unjams bottlenecks in data streams using a hybrid silicon-vanadium dioxide waveguide that can turn light on and off in less than one trillionth of a second. ...

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VINSE Partner and TSU Researcher Dr. Frances Williams named among ‘1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America’

Jan. 7, 2021—NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Two Tennessee State University researchers have been named among the “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” by Cell Mentor. Dr. Frances Williams Dr. Frances Williams, associate vice president of Research and Sponsored Programs and professor of electrical engineering; and Dr. Quincy Quick, associate professor of biology, were cited by Community of...

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Engineering professor Ndukaife wins award in Rising Stars of Light global competition

Nov. 30, 2020—Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, spent 20 minutes describing his optical nanotweezers to a panel of five distinguished professors from the United States, Australia, and China during a live online competition—Rising Stars of Light—that has drawn 260,000 viewers worldwide. After two sessions in which 10 finalists presented their research in a global campaign...

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