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Peter Cummings to receive FOMMS 2018 Founders Medal

Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor and associate dean for research, will receive the 2018 FOMMS Medal in July at the seventh triennial Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation conference where he will deliver the FOMMS Medal Lecture. The FOMMS Medal honors profound and lasting contributions by one or more individuals to the development of…

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in News

The VINSE Cleanroom - in the Engineering and Science Building. Photos will be used to update our website and on future advertising for the VINSE department and Cleanroom Facilities.Photo by Joe Howell

VU BreakThru: Undergraduate Immersion in Nanotechnology: Working in the VINSE Cleanroom

Undergraduate Immersion in Nanotechnology: Working in the VINSE Cleanroom Written by Alice Leach, Research Assistant Professor and Cleanroom Immersion Leader (Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science & Engineering) If you have taken a stroll over to Vanderbilt’s new Engineering and Science Building on the west side of campus, you may have seen a rather strange sight. On the ground floor,…

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in News


Bardhan awarded prestigious career development grant for melanoma research

A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor has received a prestigious Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Development Award to develop an innovative multi-modal imaging platform for melanoma diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Assistant Professor Rizia Bardhan will use novel immunoactive gold nanostructures (IGNs) in conjunction with PET scanning and Raman spectroscopy to assess tumor immunomarkers…

Posted by on March 23, 2018 in News


374 students from 20 Middle Tennessee High Schools participating in the VINSE High School Field Trip Program

20 Middle Tennessee High Schools representing 14 Middle TN counties are participating in the Spring 2018 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, Spring 2018:…

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in News

Professor Sandy Rosenthal
The cover story of the Fall 2017 issue of Vanderbilt Magazine is about the Chancellor's Chair Challenge, an effort to expand the number of endowed chairs. The story will spotlight seven current chairholders and their research, including Professor Rosenthal. standing next to the Osiris STEM in the basement of the ESB.

(Copyright Vanderbilt University / Daniel Dubois)

Rosenthal wins Charles H. Herty Award

Professor Sandra J. Rosenthal is the recipient of the 2018 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Rosenthal is Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics, Pharmacology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science at Vanderbilt…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in News

duvall headshot

Duvall elected into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

Craig L. Duvall, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He will be inducted at the Fellow Induction and Awards Ceremony April 9 at AIMBE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Craig Duvall Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed…

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in News


Duvall and Valentine named as 2018 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

VINSE faculty Craig Duvall and Jason Valentine join 10 outstanding faculty members from across the university as the 2018 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty. “Our world-class faculty are the heart of Vanderbilt, and investing in our faculty is also an investment in the university community, today and for…

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in News


VINSE Image Competition Results

During the month of October, VINSE held a competition seeking images to be displayed in the new VINSE core facilities of the ESB.  Four designs were selected by a committee and attendees at the VINSE Open House select four more as the “People’s Choice”. Click here to see all winning submissions.

Posted by on November 3, 2017 in News


18th Annual Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology Forum Poster Winners

More than 150 faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in nanoresearch at Vanderbilt attended the 18th annual Nanoscience/Nanotechnology Forum (“NanoDay!”) on October 25th. 26 posters were submitted in the 2017 student poster competition and the winners are: NanoDay! 2017 Poster winners – Thal, Jackson, Buhro (NanoDay! keynote speaker), Matson, Knight, Li, and Ou.  Thompson and Riley…

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in News,


NanoDay! T-shirt Winner – Tengfei Cao

Congratulations to Tengfei Cao, winner of the 2017 NanoDay! t-shirt design. The winning designer receives a $300 cash prize. Prior winners are: 2016 – Casey Brock 2015 – John Lonai 2014 – Kelsey Beavers 2013 – Ryan Nicholl 2012 – Gilbert Rodriguez 2011 – Dhiraj Prasai 2010 – Ebonee Walker 2009 – Chris Kang 2008…

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in News

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