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VINSE Colloquium Series: Dr. Zubin Jacob, Purdue University 2/8/23

Nov. 9, 2022—Dr. Zubin Jacob Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University Noon – Engineering Science Building 044/048 Lunch available to the first 60 attendees. Bio. Zubin Jacob completed his Ph.D. from Purdue University (2010) and his M.S.E.E. from Princeton University (2007). Dr. Jacob was previously at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he was an Associate...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Transient studies of vibration-cavity polaritons” Dr. Adam Dunkelberger, Naval Research Lab 3/15/23

Nov. 8, 2022—Dr. Adam Dunkelberger Research Chemist Naval Research Lab 4:10PM – Featheringill 134 Light refreshments served at 3:45PM Abstract: Vibration-cavity polaritons, which are produced by strong coupling between an optical cavity and a molecular vibration, have been shown to modify chemical reaction rates and branching ratios. However, the underlying mechanisms for the observed effects are poorly...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “The Many Phases of AV3Sb5 Kagome Metals (A case study for first principles methods and group theory)” Dr. Turan Birol, University of Minnesota 1/25/23

Nov. 8, 2022—Dr. Turan Birol University of Minnesota “The Many Phases of AV3Sb5 Kagome Metals (A case study for first principles methods and group theory)” Location TBD Abstract. First principles computational methods, such as Density Functional Theory (DFT), provide a reliable means to both reproduce and predict the properties of crystalline materials. These approaches also allow performing...

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22nd Annual NanoDay! Poster Competition win up to $500

Sep. 14, 2022—$500 1st place  (1 award)   |  $250 2nd place (2 awards)  |  $100 3rd place  (3 awards) The 22nd Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum will be held on November 4, 2022.  This forum brings together Vanderbilt scientists and engineers working in nanoscience and nanotechnology for presentations and discussions.  The broader VINSE  research program is represented in the...

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VINSE Joint Seminar with Interdisciplinary Materials Science “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” Dr. Alice Leach 9/21/22

Aug. 31, 2022—Dr. Alice Leach Data Engineer, Whatnot Inc. “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” 09.21.22  | 4pm  |  134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Over the last 10 years, the data industry has exploded in size and a further 31% increase in the number of jobs is projected by 2030. With data professionals in high demand...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Silicon-integrated nano-dialysis platform for monitoring brain chemistry” Dr. Yurii Vlasov, University of Illinois 12/9/2022

Aug. 26, 2022—Dr. Yurii Vlasov John Bardeen Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics University of Illinois Noon, FGH 134 Lunch served to first 60 attendees Abstract. Monitoring local concentrations of neurochemicals with high temporal and chemical resolution in-vivo is critical for correlating neural circuit functionality to behavior and for treatment of neurological disorders. Adopting...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Colloidal robotics: Engineering the autonomous behavior of self-propelled particles” Dr. Kyle Bishop, Columbia University 10/19/2022

Jun. 29, 2022—Dr. Kyle Bishop Columbia University “Colloidal robotics: Engineering the autonomous behavior of self-propelled particles” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Abstract. Mobile robots combine sensory information with mechanical actuation to move autonomously through complex environments and perform specific tasks (e.g., a robot vacuum cleaner). The miniaturization of such robots to the size...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Manufacturing of Metal-Organic Framework Membranes ” Dr. Michael Tsapatsis, Johns Hopkins University 9/14/2022

Jun. 29, 2022—September 14, 2022 Dr. Michael Tsapatsis Johns Hopkins University “Manufacturing of Metal-Organic Framework Membranes” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Bio. Michael Tsapatsis joined Johns Hopkins in 2018 as the university’s 36th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. He received an Engineering Diploma (1988) from the University of Patras, Greece, and MS (1991) and Ph.D....

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VINSE/ChBE Joint Seminar “Multiscale Modeling of Catalytic Conversion Processes for Bioenergy Applications“ Peter Ciesielski, NREL, 03/21/22

Feb. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Dr. Peter Ciesielski Distinguished Member of Research Staff / Principal Scientist National Renewable Energy Laboratory “Multiscale Modeling of Catalytic Conversion Processes for Bioenergy Applications“ 03.21.22 | 4:10 PM | 5326 Stevenson Center Bio. Dr. Peter N. Ciesielski is a Principal Scientist and...

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22nd Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 11/4/22 – Keynote Dmitri Basov

Feb. 15, 2022—A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Register here  Schedule Featheringill Hall 11:30 LUNCH begins 12:00 POSTER SESSION Buttrick Hall, Room 101 2:30  Opening Remarks Dr. Sharon M. Weiss 2:40 New Strategies for Microdevice Fabrication using Parylene-coated 3D Prints Dr. Ethan Lippmann 3:00 Exploring the Role of Anisotropy and Strong Coupling in Driving Infrared Nanophotonics Dr. Josh Caldwell...

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