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Layouni wins best talk at PSST conference

Apr. 1, 2022—Rabeb Layouni was awarded the Lehman Prize for the best talk at the Porous Semiconductors – Science and Technology (PSST) 2022 Conference. Rabeb is a graduate student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering working under the direction of Professors Sharon Weiss and Paul Laibinis. Congratulations to Rabeb!   

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Spotlight Publication “Morlet Wavelet Filtering and Phase Analysis to Reduce the Limit of Detection for Thin Film Optical Biosensors” published in ACS Sensors

Mar. 18, 2022—About the author: Simon Ward is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weiss. In recently published work, he proposed a signal processing method capable of significantly lowering the detection limit of thin film optical biosensors. The signal processing method drastically reduces noise contributions...

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King and Weiss named 2021 AAAS Fellows

Jan. 26, 2022—Two Vanderbilt engineering faculty members–Sharon Weiss and Michael King–have been elected as 2021 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The lifetime appointment honors individuals for their efforts in advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an...

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Isom Kelly wins Best Collaborative Paper

Nov. 22, 2021—VINSE is excited to announce Isom Kelly is the recipient of the inaugural VINSE Best Collaborative Paper award. Isom’s paper has contributions from two VINSE faculty from different departments and one VINSE technical staff member, and involves research carried out in each of VINSE’s three core facilities: porous silicon nanoparticle fabrication in the cleanroom, characterization in the...

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Spotlight Publication: “High contrast cleavage detection for enhancing porous silicon sensor sensitivity” published in Optics Express

Nov. 3, 2021—“High contrast cleavage detection for enhancing porous silicon sensor sensitivity” published in Optics Express has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the author: Rabeb Layouni is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weiss and Dr. Paul Laibinis. Rabeb studies the development of porous silicon (PSi)...

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Photonics discovery portends dramatic efficiencies in silicon chips

Mar. 24, 2021—Researchers devised a hybrid, hyperbolic-silicon photonic waveguide platform that transmits mid-IR and near-IR light at the same time, on the same chip, demonstrating dual-band optical processing.  Illustration: Caldwell Lab A team led by Vanderbilt engineers has achieved the ability to transmit two different types of optical signals across a single chip at the same time. The...

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Spotlight Podcast Episode 37: Francis Afzal – photonic devices that have the potential to vastly increase the rate at which we can communicate data

Mar. 9, 2021—This week in the VINSE Spotlight Podcast Francis Afzal tells Alice Leach about photonic devices that have the potential to vastly increase the rate at which we can communicate data. Francis’ paper “O-Band Subwavelength Grating Filters in a Monolithic Photonics Technology” was published in IEEE Photonic Technology Letters.  Francis graduated from the Sharon Weiss lab...

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Optical computing at sub-picosecond speeds developed at Vanderbilt

Jan. 14, 2021—by Marissa Shapiro Jan. 14, 2021, 1:05 PM Vanderbilt researchers have developed the next generation of ultrafast data transmission that may make it possible to make already high-performance computing “on demand.” The technology unjams bottlenecks in data streams using a hybrid silicon-vanadium dioxide waveguide that can turn light on and off in less than one trillionth of a second. ...

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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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VINSE deputy director featured in Nature Photonics

Apr. 29, 2020—A research team of Vanderbilt engineers that includes a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new ultrathin filter, based on metamaterials, that allows for analog optical image processing. Their work, Flat Optics for Image Differentiation, appears today in the scientific journal, Nature Photonics. While digital image processing has become the prevailing technique in a...

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