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Molecular Physics honors Peter Cummings as a ‘scientific force’ over four decades

While others may have opened somewhat traditional gifts during the 2019 holiday season, Peter Cummings received an extraordinary one:  A singular issue of Molecular Physics, Volume 117, numbers 23-24, honoring him on his 65th birthday and recognizing him as “a constantly innovating scientific force” in molecular theory and molecular simulation for more than four decades. The special…

Posted by on February 4, 2020 in News,


Kidambi receives NSF Early Career Award to support atomically thin membrane research

Piran Kidambi has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $500,000 grant—Deconstructing Proton Transport through Atomically Thin Membranes—begins July 1, 2020. Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will use the award to support his research on membrane technology. His work focuses on  atomically-thin two-dimensional materials that allow…

Posted by on February 4, 2020 in News,


Wilson awarded Komen breast cancer research grant

An engineering professor has received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. His project is among 60 grants totaling $26 million awarded to researchers nationwide. Those initiatives are focused on improving outcomes for metastatic breast cancer, reducing disparities in survivorship and developing new, more effective treatments. John T. Wilson, assistant professor of…

Posted by on January 29, 2020 in News,


Sokrates Pantelides honored with 2019 Award for International Scientific Cooperation

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) – China’s top science academy honored three foreign scientists from the Netherlands, the United States and Germany for their contributions in Sino-foreign research cooperation Thursday in Beijing. Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), conferred the Academy’s Award for International Scientific Cooperation to Dutch astronomer Richard Gordon Strom,…

Posted by on January 17, 2020 in News


A collaborative Nature paper between VINSE faculty member Sokrates Pantelides and authors in Singapore & Tokyo was published this week.

Experiments into amorphous carbon monolayer lend new evidence to physics debate by Vanderbilt University Atomic structure of MAC from TEM. Credit: Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1871-2 Plastic, glass and gels, also known as bulk amorphous materials, are everyday objects to all of us. But for researchers, these materials have long been scientific enigmas—specifically when it comes to their atomic…

Posted by on January 10, 2020 in News

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VINSE is accepting applications to the 10-week summer internship program

Looking for a unique summer opportunity?  Apply for the VINSE Summer Tech Crew What is the VINSE Summer Tech Crew? 10 week summer internship experience in the VINSE cleanroom Interns (known as Tech Crew) support process development for VINSE researchers What’s in it for me? Extensive hands on laboratory experience Develop skills relevant in academia and industry…

Posted by on January 6, 2020 in News

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Lauren Buchanan receives Provost Research Studio for 2019-20

Thirteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been awarded a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. The goal of the Provost Research Studios is to support the professional development of full-time faculty (tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track) who are not full professors or otherwise at the top of their promotion…

Posted by on January 6, 2020 in News


Kelsey Hatzell and Previous Student Rachel Carter Earn Top Materials Research Awards

Vanderbilt mechanical engineers took home top awards at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Kelsey Hatzell Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Materials Research Society Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy. Hatzell was selected from more than 25 candidates for her research contributions to…

Posted by on December 18, 2019 in News

VINSE REU 2019 Summer

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VINSE Tech Crew Member Kate Johnson One of the Top Prize Winners at the AIChE Annual Meeting

AIChE 2019: Students Kevin Ifiora, Avi Gargye, Kane Jennings, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Ben Nguyen, Pedro Seber, James Dohm and Katie Johnson. Four chemical engineering students won top prizes in the 2019 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Nov. 10, 2019, at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Two…

Posted by on December 4, 2019 in News


Three VINSE Faculty Elected AAAS Fellows for 2019

Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. “I am enormously proud of the eight faculty members who earned this inspiring accomplishment, and I’m delighted…

Posted by on December 4, 2019 in News,

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