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“Dynamic Color Tuning with Electrochemically Actuated TiO2 Metasurfaces” published in Nano Letters selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Jun. 17, 2022—About the author: Janna Rathert recently completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering under the direction of Prof. Jason Valentine at Vanderbilt University and Prof. Cary Pint at Iowa State University. The collaboration between the Pint and Valentine groups seeks to explore ways in which electrochemical methods can be leveraged to reversibly modulate photonic devices, especially...

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Dissertation Defense: Janna Rathert, Mechanical Engineering

May. 18, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Janna Rathert, Mechanical Engineering *under the direction of Dr. Jason Valentine & Dr. Cary Pint “Optimization of Ionic Transport in Electrochemical Devices” 05.25.22 | 11:00am CST | 132 Featheringill Hall | Zoom The increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations due to anthropogenic emissions poses imminent threats to Earth’s climate system and its most vulnerable...

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Hong named to Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans

May. 4, 2022—Tao Hong Tao Hong, a second-year Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary materials science, and Hari Srinivasan, an incoming Ph.D. student in neuroscience, have been named to the 2022 cohort of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans. Hong, a member of VINSE, is co-advised by Professor Jason Valentine and Professor Deyu Li. This merit-based graduate...

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Meet Our Graduates: Austin Howes

Jan. 4, 2022—Austin Howes earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2020 under Jason Valentine. His work advanced the field of metasurfaces to include new types of miniaturized optics that can be dynamically tuned.  During his time at Vanderbilt, Austin witnessed VINSE’s construction and was one of the early super-users on many of the nanofabrication tools. He took...

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Meet Our Graduates: You Zhou

Dec. 10, 2021—You Zhou earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Materials Science in August 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Jason Valentine. You Zhou’s PhD research is to address the current trend towards miniaturization of photonic devices and nanophotonic systems. In one key advance, You developed 3D cascaded flat optics as a pathway for adding complexity and functionality to...

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in annual fall faculty celebration

Sep. 15, 2021—Join in welcoming new members of our community, recognizing the accomplishments of our community, and celebrating faculty promotions. WELCOME Michael J. Valenti & Christina L. McGahan FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs Craig L. Duvall – named Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair Joshua D. Caldwell – named Flowers Family Chancellor...

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Tao Hong receives Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Aug. 13, 2021—Tao Hong was recently awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship. The award focused on supporting students to complete graduate degrees at top institutions. Tao is eligible to receive up to $150,000 total during the study in PhD program of Interdisciplinary Materials Science at Vanderbilt University. He was first awarded Jack Kent Cooke college transfer...

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in annual fall faculty celebration

Oct. 4, 2020—Please congratulate the following members of the VINSE faculty on recent accomplishments and promotions. FFC 2020 program. FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs Craig L. Duvall named Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair Joshua D. Caldwell named Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering Kelsey B. Hatzell named Flowers Family Dean’s...

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Spotlight Podcast Episode 19: Austin Howes – optical limiting using materials that change their properties when exposed to external energy sources

Sep. 8, 2020—Episode 19 of the VINSE Spotlight Podcast Austin Howes tells Alice Leach about optical limiting using materials that change their properties when exposed to external energy sources. Austin’s paper “Optical Limiting Based on Huygens’ Metasurfaces” was published in Nano Letters. Austin graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 under the direction of Jason...

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Florence Sanchez and Jason Valentine awarded VU Discovery Grants

Jul. 14, 2020—Two VINSE faculty received 2020 Discovery Grants, which are two-year awards of up to $25,000 each year for pilot or feasibility studies in areas with the potential to make significant breakthroughs. Florence Sanchez, professor of civil and environmental engineering, for Storing energy in 3D printed functionally graded concrete structures; Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering,...

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