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‘Piran Kidambi’

Spotlight Publication “Scalable synthesis of nanoporous atomically thin graphene membranes for dialysis and molecular separations via facile isopropanol-assisted hot lamination” published in Nanoscale

Apr. 3, 2022—About the author: Peifu Cheng is currently a research engineer in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering under the direction of Dr. Piran R. Kidambi. Peifu studies low-dimensional materials (such as graphene, h-BN and carbon nanotubes) based membranes for ionic/molecular separation, desalination and dialysis. In recently published work, he created a novel roll-to-roll manufacturing compatible isopropanol-assisted hot...

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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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Team wins competitive DOE award to advance isotope production critical for U.S. science, medicine and industry

Aug. 13, 2021—A U.S. Department of Energy $4 million initiative to advance research in isotope production includes a Vanderbilt engineering professor’s work on separation technologies and to scale up processes. The funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine and industry. Piran Kidambi,...

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A drop of rubbing alcohol and office laminator provides manufacturability boost for single atom thick membranes

Mar. 31, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers used  a drop of rubbing alcohol, an office laminator and creativity to develop scalable processes for manufacturing single atom thin membranes. Their membranes outperformed state-of-the-art commercial dialysis membranes and the approach is fully compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing. Details of the imaginative experiment are recently published in the journal of the Royal Chemistry Society: “Scalable Synthesis...

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Spotlight Podcast Episode 23: Nicole Moehring – crystal structure, how we characterize it and its impact on the physical properties of a material

Oct. 6, 2020—Episode 23 of the VINSE Spotlight Podcast Nicole Moehring tells Alice Leach about crystal structure, how we characterize it and its impact on the physical properties of a material. Nicole’s paper “In situ observations of thermally induced phase transformations in iron sulfide nanoparticles” was published in Materials Today Advances. Nicole is a 3rd student Ph.D....

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Engineers develop better graphene sieve that could advance clean water efforts

Sep. 23, 2020—Developing atomically thin graphene membranes used to separate salt from water is extraordinarily complex and the effort grows more crucial as population growth, industrialization and climate change strain freshwater resources. Vanderbilt engineers have designed a simple defect-sealing technique to correct variations in pore size in graphene membranes. Vanderbilt engineering researchers report a breakthrough in scalable...

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Spotlight Podcast Episode 10: Andrew Naclerio – Exceptional properties of 2D materials

Jul. 7, 2020—This week in episode 10 of the VINSE Spotlight Podcast Alice Leach talks with Andrew Naclerio about the exceptional properties of 2D materials. Andrew’s paper ” Visualizing Oxidation Mechanisms in Few-Layered Black Phosphorus via In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy” was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.   Andrew is a 2nd year student in Chemical...

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Piran Kidambi wins Projects in Green Energy Technology fellowship from the Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motors

Jul. 1, 2020—The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Announce 2020-2021 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology Pennington, NJ – Prof. Dr. Shoji Hall, Prof. Dr. Piran Ravichandran Kidambi, and Dr. Haegyeom Kim have been awarded the 2020-2021 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowships. This is the sixth year that the...

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Kidambi receives NSF Early Career Award to support atomically thin membrane research

Feb. 4, 2020—Piran Kidambi has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $500,000 grant—Deconstructing Proton Transport through Atomically Thin Membranes—begins July 1, 2020. Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will use the award to support his research on membrane technology. His work focuses on  atomically-thin two-dimensional materials that allow...

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VINSE engineer Piran Kidambi awarded Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for research on 2D nanomaterials

Jul. 5, 2018—An engineering professor whose nanomaterials research, particularly materials that are one atom thick, has received a competitive research grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is one of 35 junior faculty nationwide to win a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, which provides funds to enrich...

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