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‘Materials Science’

Sajal Islam appointed to the Graduate Student Council

Jan. 22, 2023—Sajal Islam has been appointed to the Graduate Student Council (GSC) to represent Interdisciplinary Materials Science. The GSC exists to enhance the overall educational experience at Vanderbilt University by promoting the general welfare and concerns of the Graduate School student body. This is achieved through the creation of new programs and initiatives to provide opportunities...

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Dissertation Defense, Madeleine Fort, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Dec. 5, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Madeleine Fort, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. Janet Macdonald “Improving Charge Separation and Transfer in Semiconducting Nanocrystalline Materials” 12.07.22 | 11:30am CST | 5502 Stevenson Center This thesis examines charge transfer from semiconductor nanocrystals. A discussion of charge transfer mechanisms and their importance to renewable technologies is given. The relationship between...

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Dissertation Defense: Joseph Matson, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Nov. 28, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Joseph Matson, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. Josh Caldwell “Gaining Nanophotonic Control through Crystalline Anisotropy” 12.05.22 | 3:00pm CST | 048 Engineering Science Building  |  Zoom Infrared (IR) optics form the basis for many important applications, including chemical spectroscopy for pharmaceuticals, medical testing, environmental monitoring, automotives, and aerospace, to name a few. However,...

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Meet Our Graduates: Jun Li

Sep. 2, 2022—Jun Li earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Materials Science at Vanderbilt University in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Charles Manning. His Ph.D. research focused on the development of new molecular imaging probes to facilitate rapid tracer discovery and as precision imaging diagnostics of cancer. His Ph.D. work has resulted in 7 peer-reviewed articles, 1 book chapter, and...

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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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Sen Yang receives IMS Best Publication Award

Aug. 23, 2022—Sen Yang, a 4th years Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Materials Science from Vanderbilt University, was awarded the 2021 Vanderbilt IMS Best Student Paper Award for his work entitled “Nanoparticle Trapping in a Quasi-BIC System”.  The award comes with a $500 prize and a corresponding plaque. This work was completed under the guidance of Prof. Justus...

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Dissertation Defense: Nicholas Hortance, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Jul. 12, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Nicholas Hortance, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. David Cliffel & Dr. Kelsey Hatzell “Investigating Solid Electrolytes and Catalysts for Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis” 07.14.22 | 10:00am CST | 5502 Stevenson Center | Zoom Ammonia (NH3) is a vital chemical to the agricultural and explosives industries, and it may very well play a...

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Dissertation Defense: Kan Li, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

May. 16, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Kan Li, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. Ronald Schrimpf “Laser-induced single event effects, total-ionizing-dose effects, and low-frequency noise in advanced FinFETs” Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 12:00 | Zoom In this dissertation, radiation effects and low-frequency noise are studied in advanced FinFETs. Firstly, we evaluate the single-event effects on devices...

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VINSE Night at the Nashville Sounds

May. 9, 2022—Join the VINSE community at the Nashville Sounds Game Night.  This is a family event, so feel free to include your family and invite members from your research groups. Nashville Sounds vs. Gwinnett Stripers, June 24th @ 7:05PM Postgame Fireworks Limited tickets available, reserve your tickets here.

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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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