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2019 VINSE Fall Faculty Celebration

Oct. 15, 2019—VINSE Director Sharon Weiss led the annual VINSE Fall Faculty Celebration yesterday afternoon, honoring our faculty’s highest achievements of the year. Sandra Rosenthal received this year’s Distinguished Service Award, for her leadership and dedication to advancing the missions of VINSE.  Sandy served as VINSE Director for 12 years, stepping down in June. During Rosenthal’s tenure...

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Bardhan awarded prestigious career development grant for melanoma research

Mar. 23, 2018—A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor has received a prestigious Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Development Award to develop an innovative multi-modal imaging platform for melanoma diagnosis and treatment evaluation. Assistant Professor Rizia Bardhan will use novel immunoactive gold nanostructures (IGNs) in conjunction with PET scanning and Raman spectroscopy to assess tumor immunomarkers...

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New device stores electricity on silicon chips

Oct. 22, 2013—Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University that is described in a paper...

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Size matters in nanocrystals’ ability to release gases

Aug. 6, 2013—More efficient catalytic converters on autos, improved batteries and more sensitive gas sensors are some of the potential benefits of a new system that can directly measure the manner in which nanocrystals adsorb and release hydrogen and other gases. The technique, which was developed by Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Rizia...

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New faculty: Rizia Bardhan finds solutions at the nanoscale

Dec. 11, 2012—Rizia Bardhan has a large picture of Mahatma Gandhi in her office. “Gandhi has always been very special to me,” she said. “We share the same birthday. He exemplifies the power of perseverance.” Perseverance has carried the new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering to Nashville from Kolkatta, India, where she was born. Early in...

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VINSE Welcomes Rizia Bardhan

Sep. 9, 2012—Rizia Bardhan, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering B.A., Westminster College, 2005  M.A., Rice University, 2007 Ph.D., Rice University, 2010 Bardhan’s research focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscience, with the convergence of multiple disciplines: engineering, material science, chemistry, physics and biomedicine. Her primary research interests are plasmonics and nanophotonics materials for biomedical and energy conversion applications.

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