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Spotlight Publication: “3-D Full-Band Monte Carlo Simulation of Hot-Electron Energy Distributions in Gate-All-Around Si Nanowire MOSFETs” published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices

Oct. 22, 2021—“3-D Full-Band Monte Carlo Simulation of Hot-Electron Energy Distributions in Gate-All-Around Si Nanowire MOSFETs” published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the author: Mahmud Reaz earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Materials Science in July 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Ronald D Schrimpf. Mahmud studied the fabrication,...

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Congratulations Sarah Ross on 25 years at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20, 2021—Please join us in congratulating Sarah Ross on her 25 years of service to Vanderbilt University. Sarah joined Vanderbilt in 1996 and she has been instrumental in the success of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) since its founding in 2001. Sarah currently serves as Senior Program Manager with key responsibilities in both VINSE and the Interdisciplinary...

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Meet Our Graduates: Jeremy Beam

Oct. 19, 2021—Jeremy Beam received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Charles Lukehart. His research was focused on confined-plume chemical deposition of transition metal borides and oxides initiated by pulsed, infrared tabletop lasers. He then accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of Saskatchewan and studied the coordination environment of transition metals...

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Meet Our Graduates: Thomas Stilson

Oct. 16, 2021—Thomas Stilson received his B.E. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 from Vanderbilt University. As an undergraduate, Thomas served on the VINSE Tech Crew, where he provided friendly after-hours support and a helping hand on equipment transfers during the new facility buildout. Thomas is now a research engineer at Utility Global, a startup in...

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Meet Our Graduates: Claire Marvinney

Oct. 14, 2021—Before starting as a staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the new Quantum Information Science Section, Claire Marvinney joined the lab as an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellow in 2018, working first in the Quantum Information Science Group and then in the Quantum Heterostructures Group under the direction of Benjamin Lawrie. In her previous work,...

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Spotlight Publication: “Examining the self-assembly of patchy alkane-grafted silica nanoparticles using molecular simulation” published in The Journal of Chemical Physics

Oct. 13, 2021—“Examining the self-assembly of patchy alkane-grafted silica nanoparticles using molecular simulation” published in The Journal of Chemical Physics has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the authors: Cal Craven is working towards his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Materials Science under the direction of Dr. Clare McCabe, Justin Gilmer is a working towards his Masters in Interdisciplinary Materials Science...

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Meet Our Graduates: Mengya Li

Oct. 11, 2021—Mengya Li earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University in August 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Cary Pint. Mengya’s research focus was on energy storage devices beyond lithium-ion during her PhD. She developed synthesis of several composite electrodes with specific architectures designed for high performance supercapacitors, sodium-ion batteries, and lithium-sulfur batteries. Mengya...

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Spotlight Publication: “Kupffer cell release of platelet activating factor drives dose limiting toxicities of nucleic acid nanocarriers” published in Biomaterials

Oct. 7, 2021—“Kupffer cell release of platelet activating factor drives dose limiting toxicities of nucleic acid nanocarriers”  published in Biomaterials has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the author: Meredith Jackson earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in May 2019 under the direction of Dr. Craig Duvall. Meredith studied ways to improve the therapeutic window...

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Meet Our Graduates: Justin Lynch

Oct. 6, 2021—Justin Lynch received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering in 2019 from Vanderbilt University, along with a minor in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. As an undergraduate, Justin served on the VINSE Technical Crew during the summer and academic year, where his focus was on process development to optimize many of the services offered in the cleanroom. This...

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Meet Our Graduates: Kofi Christie

Oct. 4, 2021—Kofi Christie earned his PhD in environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University in May 2020, where he worked to advance water treatment and desalination technologies for high-salinity wastewater. His thesis focused on expanding our understanding of membrane distillation through module-scale thermodynamic analysis and elucidation of the causes and effects of inorganic fouling on membrane surfaces. After receiving...

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