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“Minimizing the Reorganization Energy of Cobalt Redox Mediators Maximizes Charge Transfer Rates from Quantum Dots” selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Jun. 8, 2022—About the author: Madeleine Fort is working on her PhD in Interdisciplinary Materials Science under the guidance of Dr. Janet Macdonald. In this recently published article, she, and Sophia Click from Dr. Sandra Rosenthal’s lab, observed the effect of the reorganization energy of a charge acceptor on electron transfer rates from cadmium-based quantum dots. This...

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Spotlight Publication: “Fluorescent Colloidal Ferroelectric Nanocrystals” published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

May. 10, 2022—About the author: Cara Bradsher earned her Ph.D. in October 2021 under the direction of Dr. Sandra Rosenthal and is currently working as a research scientist in nanoparticle research and development in San Diego. Her Ph.D. work focused on the introduction of ferroelectric properties in quantum dots through cation exchange. In recently published work, she...

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Spotlight Publication: “Membrane Nanoscopic Organization of D2L Dopamine Receptor Probed by Quantum Dot Tracking” published in Membranes

Dec. 21, 2021—“Membrane Nanoscopic Organization of D2L Dopamine Receptor Probed by Quantum Dot Tracking” published in Membranes has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the author: Oleg Kovtun is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry under the direction of Dr. Sandra J. Rosenthal. In recently published work, Oleg used antibody-functionalized quantum...

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Rate of Change & the Patterns of Bipolar Disorder

Oct. 1, 2021—Rosenthal shares how her personal struggle with bipolar disorder influenced her research. Sandra Rosenthal is the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Pharmacology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Materials Science at Vanderbilt University. Rosenthal is an acclaimed researcher in the field of nanoscience and nanomaterials. She has received national...

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Inspiring Women in STEM: Interview with Prof Sandra J Rosenthal

Mar. 15, 2021—Valpo Women in  STEM interview Dr. Sandra J. Rosenthal, Professor of Chemistry, Biomolecular & Nanoscale Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Rosenthal is the ACS Herty Medalist and SEC Distinguished Faculty award winner as well as former VINSE Director. Watch Instagram Interview Now Join in at 6:53

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in annual fall faculty celebration

Oct. 4, 2020—Please congratulate the following members of the VINSE faculty on recent accomplishments and promotions. FFC 2020 program. FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs Craig L. Duvall named Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair Joshua D. Caldwell named Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering Kelsey B. Hatzell named Flowers Family Dean’s...

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Rosenthal’s work featured in Scilight “Shell properties play an important role in the stability of green quantum dots”

Apr. 2, 2020—Stable green light-emitting quantum dots (QDs) are necessary for applications ranging from display technologies to bioimaging. Random, temporary fluctuations in emission known as “blinking,” and the complete lack of emission known as “photobleaching,” are some of the undesirable instabilities researchers looking to eliminate. Following a comprehensive study of the relationship between a QD’s structure and...

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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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Rosenthal to step down as VINSE director; planning for institute’s future begins

Apr. 5, 2019—Sandra Rosenthal, Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, will step down as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) on June 30 following 12 years of service. “I am so grateful to Sandy for her many years of devoted service at VINSE,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente....

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