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2019 NanoDay! T-shirt Design Competition

Goal: Create an attractive T-shirt design representing NANODAY! & the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Winning design will receive a cash prize of $300.00 The design must be exclusively your own and cannot include : logos and trademark images You can use any t-shirt color in your design JPEG format (at least 300 dpi) No…

Posted by on August 21, 2019 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Fuel from the Sun: Where is that Pot of Gold?” Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar, University of Texas at Arlington 04/08/20

April 8, 2020 Krishnan Rajeshwar Distinguished University Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry Department University of Texas at Arlington “Fuel from the Sun: Where is that Pot of Gold?” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Even after ca. four decades of R&D effort, we still do not have a “magic bullet” inorganic semiconductor…

Posted by on August 15, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Photonics at the Intersection of Materials and Devices” Dr. Nathaniel Kinsey, Virginia Commonwealth University 03/11/20

March 11, 2020 Nathaniel Kinsey Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Virginia Commonwealth University “Photonics at the Intersection of Materials and Devices” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on August 15, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Nonlinear Phonon Polariton Spectroscopy” Dr. Alexander Paarmann, Fritz Harber Institute 10/23/19

October 23, 2019 Alexander Paarmann Lattice Dynamics Group Department of Physical Chemistry Fritz Haber Institute Berlin “Nonlinear Phonon Polariton Spectroscopy” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on August 14, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Epitaxial growth of 2D materials: Challenges and New Approaches” Dr. Joan Redwing, Penn State 10/16/2019

October 16, 2019 Joan Redwing Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Penn State University “Epitaxial growth of 2D materials: Challenges and New Approaches”  4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on August 14, 2019 in News, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “In-situ investigation of reaction mechanisms in electrochemical energy materials” Dr. Matthew McDowell, Georgia Tech 09/11/2019

September 11, 2019 Matthew McDowell Assistant Professor George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology “In-situ investigation of reaction mechanisms in electrochemical energy materials” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45

Posted by on August 14, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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20th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 11/22/19 – Keynote Speaker Tejal Desai

20th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum Friday, November 22, 2019 A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. KEYNOTE SPEAKER –  Tejal Desai, University of California, San Francisco Enhancing Therapeutic Delivery with Nanostructured Materials Bio: Tejal Desai is the Ernest L Prien Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of…

Posted by on July 11, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium, ,


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Weiss to lead VINSE starting July 1

Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Weiss’ appointment will begin on July 1, following the completion…

Posted by on June 26, 2019 in News


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iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for proteins in the urine indicating infection, another for bacteria in water and the like. Add the bodily fluid you want to test, take a picture with your…

Posted by on June 11, 2019 in News,


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2019 Summer Nanoseminar Schedule

2019 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 9, 2019 in Events, News,


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