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‘VINSE Spotlight Publication’

“Graphene-based microfluidic perforated microelectrode arrays for retinal electrophysiological studies” published in Lab on a Chip, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

May. 6, 2024—Alberto Esteban Linares received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2023, under the supervision of Prof. Deyu Li, with a focus on creating microfluidic devices for retina electrophysiology studies. Currently, he is a post-doctoral scholar in the Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory, University of Southern California, where he develops flexible implantable microelectrodes for...

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“Phase Control in the Synthesis of Iron Sulfides” published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Apr. 29, 2024—About the author: Jeremy Espano, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Materials Science under the supervision of Prof. Janet Macdonald in the Department of Chemistry. In their recent work published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Macdonald lab used a library of thioureas to study the effect of decomposition kinetics on phase determination,...

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Spotlight Publication: “Non-Viral In Vivo Delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 using Protein-Agnostic, High-Loading Porous Silicon and Polymer Nanoparticles” published in ACS Nano

Apr. 19, 2024—“Non-Viral In Vivo Delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 using Protein-Agnostic, High-Loading Porous Silicon and Polymer Nanoparticles” published in ACS Nano, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication. This research, led by Biomedical Engineering Prof. Craig Duvall and his 2023 PhD graduate Brock Fletcher, was recently published in ACS Nano. This interdisciplinary project involved several other VINSE labs (Weiss, Brunger,...

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“Spin Coating Photoactive Photosystem I−PEDOT:PSS Composite Films” published in ACS Applied Polymer Materials, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Feb. 21, 2024—About the author: Marc Nabhan, a 2023 PhD graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering, successfully defended his dissertation under the guidance of Dr. Kane Jennings. Currently serving as the co-founder and CEO of Optomar Technologies, Marc leads the development of a metabolic rate sensor designed for precise calorie counting in medical ICUs. During his...

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Spotlight Publication: “Engineering endosomolytic nanocarriers of diverse morphologies using confined impingement jet mixing” published in Nanoscale

Feb. 15, 2024—Co-first author Hayden Pagendarm is a 4th year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering program advised by Dr. John T. Wilson. His research is focused on the development of novel technologies to induce antigen-specific immune tolerance, with a focus on engineered proteins and extracellular vesicles. Co-first author Payton Stone is a 4th year PhD student in...

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“First principles insights into stability of defected MXenes in water” published in Nanoscale, selected as VINSE spotlight publication

Feb. 9, 2024—Haohong Song is a third year Ph.D. student from Interdisciplinary Materials Science program. His PI is Prof. De-en Jiang. They report on the interfacial chemistry between water and defected Ti3C2O2 MXene at room temperature using first principles molecular dynamics simulations. They investigate how defects such as O vacancy, Ti vacancy, F terminal groups, and Ti–O...

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“Sensing Mucus Physiological Property In Situ by Wireless Millimeter-Scale Soft Robots” published in Advanced Functional Materials, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Dec. 5, 2023—About the authors: The first author is Boyang Xiao, a second-year Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Xiaoguang Dong in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The co-authors also include a group of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students. In their recent work published in Advanced Functional Materials, the team proposes a method to sense mucus viscosity...

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“Clostridioides difficile ferrosome organelles combat nutritional immunity” published in Nature, selected as Spotlight Publication

Nov. 17, 2023—Congratulations to Eric Skaar’s group for their Nature publication. The keys towards understanding the role of nutrients in guest-hosts interactions inherently reside at the nanoscale. The work by Pi et al. from the Skaar laboratory utilized the advanced electron microscopy capabilities in VINSE to reveal how C. difficile bacteria use iron storage organelles to manage large...

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“Remarkable heat conduction mediated by non-equilibrium phonon polaritons” published in Nature, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

Oct. 31, 2023—Zhiliang Pan is a 2023 Ph.D graduate from the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the direction of Dr. Deyu Li. He stays in the same lab as a postdoctoral scholar after graduation to further expand his Ph.D research on energy transport mediated by phonon polaritons in polar nanostructures. In this recent publication co-authored with fellow...

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“Utilizing Toray Paper as a Metal-Free, High Surface Area Electrode for Photosystem I-Driven Mediated Electron Transfer” published in Energy Technology, selected as VINSE Spotlight Publication

May. 2, 2023—Christopher Stachurski is a 2021 PhD graduate from the Department of Chemistry under the direction of Drs. David Cliffel and Kane Jennings. He is current an Assistant Research Professor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD working with Drs. Paul Trulove and David Durkin on using ionic liquids to modify biopolymers such as...

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