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‘Materials Science’

Meet Our Graduates: Kate (Moyer) Vanderburgh

Apr. 17, 2022—Kate (Moyer) Vanderburgh graduated from the Vanderbilt University Interdisciplinary Materials Science Ph.D. program in December of 2019. Under the direction of Dr. Cary Pint, Kate worked on sustainably engineering electrode materials and additives for energy storage systems. She was an NSF GRFP recipient and summer 2018 intern at NASA Kennedy Space Center to investigate structural...

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Dissertation Defense: John Williams, II, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Mar. 17, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE John Williams II, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *Under the direction of Dr. David Cliffel “Novel Biohybrid Photovoltaics for Expeditionary Energy” March 18, 2022, 3:00PM 001 Engineering Science Building Shifts within the priorities of the Department of Defense have led to an increase in modernization efforts. The drive towards modernization and new technology has highlighted the operational need...

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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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IMS unveils new logo

Feb. 25, 2022—Interdisciplinary Materials Science has a new logo.  Congratulations to Vanderbilt University graduate students Jeremy Espano and Chris Sharp who collaborated on the winning design. Hooded sweatshirts are available for purchase, reach out to Sarah for details.    

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VINSE Colloquium Joint Seminar with Data Science Institute “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” Krishen Appavoo 2/9/22

Dec. 23, 2021—February 9, 2022 Dr. Kannatasssen (Krishen) Appavoo Assistant Professor Department of Physics University of Alabama, Birmingham “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Our ability to develop disruptive technologies is intimately tied with our ability to mold the flow of light at length scales below the optical diffraction...

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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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Vanderbilt engineers’ Science paper reviews scope of atomically thin membranes for subatomic separations

Dec. 1, 2021—A paper by Vanderbilt engineers that explores the scope to scale up the sizes of atomically thin membranes and their potential use in applications relating to energy, microscopy, and electronics is published in the journal Science. Authors Piran R. Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Pavan Chaturvedi, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical and...

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NanoDay 2021 Poster Winners

Nov. 22, 2021—More than 175 faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in nanoresearch at Vanderbilt attended the 21st annual Nanoscience/Nanotechnology Forum (“NanoDay!”) on November 19th. 51 posters were submitted in the 2021 student poster competition and the winners are: 1st Place – $500 Carcia Carson, Biomedical Engineering Advisor: John T. Wilson A pH-Responsive Nanoparticle Platform for Improving Immunogenicity...

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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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