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Josh Caldwell is a 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow

Vanderbilt professor Joshua D. Caldwell has been selected as a 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow. The MRS Fellows will be recognized at the society’s spring meeting in Phoenix in April. Caldwell, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has merged his prior work in wide band gap semiconductor materials with his efforts in nanophotonics, leading to his…

Posted by on July 8, 2020 in News


Kelsey Hatzell wins Sloan Research Fellowship award

Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given annually to the brightest researchers early in their careers. “To receive a Sloan Research Fellowship is to be told by your fellow scientists that you stand out among your peers,” said foundation president Adam F. Falk in an…

Posted by on July 8, 2020 in News


VINSE staff unavailable in facilities July 3rd

The VINSE staff will not be available for assistance on July 3rd in observance of the July 4th holiday. Normal function will resume on Monday, July 6th.  

Posted by on July 1, 2020 in News


Piran Kidambi wins Projects in Green Energy Technology fellowship from the Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motors

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Announce 2020-2021 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology Pennington, NJ – Prof. Dr. Shoji Hall, Prof. Dr. Piran Ravichandran Kidambi, and Dr. Haegyeom Kim have been awarded the 2020-2021 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowships. This is the sixth year that the…

Posted by on July 1, 2020 in News


VINSE researchers developed a promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis

June 12, 2020 – With a surprisingly simple approach in which cancer cells are first grown, ruptured and converted into nanoparticles, and then used as a vaccine, Vanderbilt University researchers say they have developed what appears to be a promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis. Metastasis is the last stage of cancer, responsible for about 90…

Posted by on June 16, 2020 in News


2020 Summer Nanoseminar Schedule

2020 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…

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Events, News,


Congratulations 2020 Graduates

VINSE would like to congratulate all of the 2020 Vanderbilt graduates, especially those associated with VINSE.  These students carried out research within our facilities, were members of our VINSE Tech Crew/office staff or participated in NanoDay! and colloquia events.  Although we can’t celebrate in person, we wish you all the best as you begin then…

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in News,


Caldwell & Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early in their careers and are…

Posted by on April 29, 2020 in News


VINSE deputy director featured in Nature Photonics

A research team of Vanderbilt engineers that includes a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new ultrathin filter, based on metamaterials, that allows for analog optical image processing. Their work, Flat Optics for Image Differentiation, appears today in the scientific journal, Nature Photonics. While digital image processing has become the prevailing technique in a…

Posted by on April 29, 2020 in News


Ask a VINSE Expert

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  

Posted by on April 23, 2020 in News

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