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Reinhart-King named University Distinguished Professor

Sep. 29, 2022—In recognition of her cutting-edge research and leadership in the field of biomedical engineering, Cynthia Reinhart-King has been named a University Distinguished Professor, Vanderbilt’s highest faculty distinction. Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering, will now have an additional primary faculty appointment in the School of Medicine Basic Sciences. “I’m...

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in 16th annual fall faculty celebration

Sep. 27, 2022—Please join in welcoming new members of the VINSE community and congratulate the VINSE faculty on recent accomplishments and promotions. WELCOME De-en Jiang  |  Megan Dernberger  |  Jamie Kuntz  |  Benjamin Schmidt FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs John T. Wilson – named Chancellor Faculty Fellow Promotion & Tenure Joshua D. Caldwell –...

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Caldwell awarded Chancellor’s Award for Research

Sep. 2, 2022—Congratulations to Josh Caldwell for being awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Research in 2022! The Chancellor’s Award for Research recognizes excellence in works of research, scholarship or creative expression published or presented in the last three calendar years. Josh Caldwell, Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow and professor of mechanical engineering, and Bennett Landman, professor and chair of electrical and computer...

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VINSE Member Todd Giorgio One Of 14 Faculty Awarded Seeding Success Grant

Jun. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt has awarded 14 faculty members with grants to support the early stages of pioneering research projects identified as likely candidates for further funding from federal, foundation and industry sponsors. The spring 2022 Seeding Success Grants are the second cycle of the internal early investment funding initiative. The grants, awarded to faculty spanning the university’s disciplines and...

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Wilson named 2022 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Jun. 15, 2022—VINSE faculty John T. Wilson joins 13 outstanding faculty members from across the university as the 2022 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. “Vanderbilt’s faculty drive the pathbreaking research and transformative education that set our university apart,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier...

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Ndukaife receives NSF Early CAREER Award to investigate cell-to-cell communication

Apr. 27, 2022—Justus C. Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in cell-to-cell communication. His CAREER project, “Resonant Dielectric Optical Metasurfaces for Single-Cell Extracellular Vesicles Analysis,” will enable Ndukaife to associate the properties of extracellular vesicles directly to their cell sources—up to the resolution of single cells—a capability that...

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Research Snapshot: Breakthrough measurements/theory of vibrating atoms in nanostructures ushers in new class of technology

Jan. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers Sokrates Pantelides and Joshua Caldwell are part of an international collaboration that has demonstrated a new way to manipulate and measure subtle atomic vibrations in nanomaterials. This breakthrough could make it possible to develop customized functionalities to improve on and build new technologies.  Sokrates Pantelides  Joshua Caldwell  Electron beams in powerful microscopes have probed materials and nanostructures with atomic-scale resolution, imaged the atomic arrangements and, in combination with...

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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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Remembering Professor Yaqiong Xu

Jan. 7, 2022—We are deeply saddened by the loss of our VINSE colleague, Professor Yaqiong Xu, to a long-term illness last fall. Yaqiong joined Vanderbilt and the VINSE community in the fall of 2009 after receiving a PhD in Physics with Prof. Bang-Gui Liu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, a PhD in Electrical...

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Spring 2022 Faculty Research Highlights

Dec. 13, 2021—Spring Newsletter 2022 Faculty Research Highlights:   Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, President-Elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, and mortality is largely caused by the spread of a primary tumor to secondary sites.  The Reinhart-King Lab studies how cancer cells get from the...

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