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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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Spotlight Podcast Episode 1: You Zhou – Photonics: the manipulation of light

May. 5, 2020—VINSE introduces the new VINSE Spotlight Podcast. In the podcast, we interview the author of a VINSE Spotlight publication. We find out what their paper is about, the science behind it and how their nano research fits into the bigger picture. This week Alice Leach talks to You Zhou (from the lab of Jason Valentine)...

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VINSE Deputy Director Jason Valentine named Vanderbilt faculty liaison with ORNL

Nov. 20, 2019—The Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration with Vanderbilt University will grow stronger through a new faculty liaison—a School of Engineering professor—and enhanced management of travel assistance awards. Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical and electrical engineering, is the new faculty liaison and will carry on the collaborations established by Carlos Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics....

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Duvall and Valentine named as 2018 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 18, 2018—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...

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NSF equipment grant expands nanoscale research capabilities

Oct. 24, 2017—An advanced tool to be housed at Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering core facilities will allow researchers to deposit uniform, ultrathin films for microelectronics, energy conversion devices and biomaterials. A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Instrumentation Program is acquiring an ALD – atomic layer deposition – system. Jason Valentine, associate...

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Jason Valentine Wins Chancellor’s Research Award

Aug. 30, 2017—Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research this week. The award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Recipients also received $2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Valentine was honored for work published in Nano Letters in which he...

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First circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip

Sep. 22, 2015—Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development of small, portable sensors that could expand the use of polarized light for drug screening, surveillance, optical communications and quantum computing, among other potential applications. The new detector was developed by a team of Vanderbilt University engineers...

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Jason Valentine featured in C&EN News and Nature Materials

Jun. 16, 2015—VINSE member Jason Valentine’s work published in ACS Photonics was featured in C&EN magazine and Nature Materials 06/15/2015 “Simple Process Creates Near-Perfect Mirrors Out Of A Metamaterial Photonics: A layer of self-assembled particles allows researchers to etch an almost-perfect reflector that might be used in telescopes and lasers out of silicon By Katherine Bourzacx […] Last...

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Jason Valentine receives NSF Early Career Award

Feb. 17, 2014—Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jason Valentine has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The four-year, $400,000 grant – All-Dielectric Optical Metasurfaces For Controlling Wave Fronts – will allow Valentine to continue research that will lead to a new class of ultra-compact optical elements that can improve the performance and integration...

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Making waves: In the hunt for invisibility

Dec. 25, 2013—A new way of assembling things, called metamaterials, may in the not too distant future help to protect a building from earthquakes by bending seismic waves around it, similar to the principle applied to light waves in invisibility cloaks. Jason Valentine, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has developed such an invisibility cloak and is quoted. KEEP...

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