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VINSE Joint Seminar with Interdisciplinary Materials Science “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” Dr. Alice Leach 9/21/22

Aug. 31, 2022—Dr. Alice Leach Data Engineer, Whatnot Inc. “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” 09.21.22  | 4pm  |  134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Over the last 10 years, the data industry has exploded in size and a further 31% increase in the number of jobs is projected by 2030. With data professionals in high demand...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Colloidal robotics: Engineering the autonomous behavior of self-propelled particles” Dr. Kyle Bishop, Columbia University 10/19/2022

Jun. 29, 2022—Dr. Kyle Bishop Columbia University “Colloidal robotics: Engineering the autonomous behavior of self-propelled particles” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Abstract. Mobile robots combine sensory information with mechanical actuation to move autonomously through complex environments and perform specific tasks (e.g., a robot vacuum cleaner). The miniaturization of such robots to the size...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Manufacturing of Metal-Organic Framework Membranes ” Dr. Michael Tsapatsis, Johns Hopkins University 9/14/2022

Jun. 29, 2022—September 14, 2022 Dr. Michael Tsapatsis Johns Hopkins University “Manufacturing of Metal-Organic Framework Membranes” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Bio. Michael Tsapatsis joined Johns Hopkins in 2018 as the university’s 36th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. He received an Engineering Diploma (1988) from the University of Patras, Greece, and MS (1991) and Ph.D....

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VINSE/ChBE Joint Seminar “Multiscale Modeling of Catalytic Conversion Processes for Bioenergy Applications“ Peter Ciesielski, NREL, 03/21/22

Feb. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Dr. Peter Ciesielski Distinguished Member of Research Staff / Principal Scientist National Renewable Energy Laboratory “Multiscale Modeling of Catalytic Conversion Processes for Bioenergy Applications“ 03.21.22 | 4:10 PM | 5326 Stevenson Center Bio. Dr. Peter N. Ciesielski is a Principal Scientist and...

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22nd Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 11/4/22 – Keynote Dmitri Basov

Feb. 15, 2022—A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Register for NanoDay! and reserve t-shirt     |   Register for Poster Competition (deadline 10/14/22) Schedule 11:30 LUNCH begins 12:00 POSTER SESSION 2:00  Opening Remarks Dr. Sharon M. Weiss 2:20  Community Talk 1 2:40  Community Talk 2 3:00  Community Talk 3 3:20  Community Talk 4 4:10 ...

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VINSE Colloquium Joint Seminar with Data Science Institute “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” Krishen Appavoo 2/9/22

Dec. 23, 2021—February 9, 2022 Dr. Kannatasssen (Krishen) Appavoo Assistant Professor Department of Physics University of Alabama, Birmingham “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Our ability to develop disruptive technologies is intimately tied with our ability to mold the flow of light at length scales below the optical diffraction...

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VINSE Colloquium Series “Flat Optics for Wavefront Manipulation and Mixed Reality Eyewear” Student Selected Speaker Dr. Mark Brongersma; Stanford 04/13/2022

Sep. 1, 2021—April 13, 2022 9th Annual VINSE Student Selected Seminar Series Mark Brongersma Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials Stanford University “Flat Optics for Wavefront Manipulation and Mixed Reality Eyewear“ 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Since the development of diffractive optical elements in the 1970s, major research efforts have focused on replacing bulky optical components by thinner,...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “3D Printing Active Nanoelectronic Devices” Dr. Michael McAlpine, University of Minnesota 3/23/2022

Aug. 12, 2021—March 23, 2022 Dr. Michael McAlpine Kuhrmeyer Family Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering University of Minnesota “3D Printing Active Nanoelectronic Devices” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Abstract. The ability to three-dimensionally pattern semiconducting electronic and optoelectronic materials could provide a transformative approach to creating active electronic devices without the need...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Tetrahedral ferroelectrics based on cation-substituted ZnO and AlN” Dr. Jon-Paul Maria, Pennsylvania State University 4/6/22

Aug. 10, 2021—April 6, 2022 Dr. Jon-Paul Maria Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Pennsylvania State University “Tetrahedral ferroelectrics based on cation-substituted ZnO and AlN” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Abstract. In the past two years, the demonstration of ferroelectricity in wurtzite-based crystals introduced exciting opportunities to explore and discover new structure-property relationships...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Interfacing nanomaterials with biology: from delivery of biologics to antimicrobials” Dr. Vincent Rotello, University of Massachusetts Amherst TBA

Aug. 10, 2021—— being rescheduled, date/time TBA Dr. Vincent Rotello Distinguished Professor of Chemistry University of Massachusetts Amherst “Interfacing nanomaterials with biology: from delivery of biologics to antimicrobials” Bio Vincent Rotello has received the Langmuir Lectureship (2010), and in 2016 he received the TREE Award (Research Corporation), the Bioorganic Lectureship (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK), and the...

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