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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 John 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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Corinne Cowan, recipient of the 2022 VINSE Scholarship to attend the Vanderbilt Summer Academy Program in Nanosciences

Jun. 20, 2022—Congratulations to VINSE Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA) scholarship winner, Corinne Cowan! Each year VINSE sponsors up to three scholarships for Tennessee students to attend the VSA program in nanosciences.  Corinne is a rising sophomore with an interest in math and science, so the VSA’s two-week residential program that exposes students to the exciting world of nanoengineering...

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Simon Ward awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Jun. 15, 2022—Simon Ward has been awarded a 2022 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. Ward is a PhD candidate of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the laboratory of Professor Sharon Weiss at Vanderbilt University (USA)....

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Dissertation Defense: Janna Rathert, Mechanical Engineering

May. 18, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Janna Rathert, Mechanical Engineering *under the direction of Dr. Jason Valentine & Dr. Cary Pint “Optimization of Ionic Transport in Electrochemical Devices” 05.25.22 | 11:00am CST | 132 Featheringill Hall | Zoom The increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations due to anthropogenic emissions poses imminent threats to Earth’s climate system and its most vulnerable...

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Dissertation Defense: Kan Li, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

May. 16, 2022—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Kan Li, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Dr. Ronald Schrimpf “Laser-induced single event effects, total-ionizing-dose effects, and low-frequency noise in advanced FinFETs” Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 12:00 | Zoom In this dissertation, radiation effects and low-frequency noise are studied in advanced FinFETs. Firstly, we evaluate the single-event effects on devices...

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Congratulations to VINSE’s 2022 Graduates

May. 14, 2022—VINSE would like to congratulate all of the 2022 Vanderbilt graduates, especially those associated with VINSE.  These students carried out research within our facilities, were members of our VINSE Tech Crew or participated in NanoDay! and colloquia events.  We wish you all the best as you begin then next phase of your career. VINSE Undergraduate...

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VINSE Night at the Nashville Sounds

May. 9, 2022—Join the VINSE community at the Nashville Sounds Game Night.  This is a family event, so feel free to include your family and invite members from your research groups. Nashville Sounds vs. Gwinnett Stripers, June 24th @ 7:05PM Postgame Fireworks Limited tickets available, reserve your tickets here.

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VINSE Workshop: LinkedIn

May. 6, 2022—Join Dr. Rui Wang for tips and strategies that will help make your LinkedIn profile stand out! In this VINSE workshop you will learn the ins and outs of using this social media platform for professional networking and your personal branding. July 1, 2022 | 12:00  |  Virtual only | No cost | Pre-registration Required...

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Hong named to Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans

May. 4, 2022—Tao Hong Tao Hong, a second-year Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary materials science, and Hari Srinivasan, an incoming Ph.D. student in neuroscience, have been named to the 2022 cohort of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans. Hong, a member of VINSE, is co-advised by Professor Jason Valentine and Professor Deyu Li. This merit-based graduate...

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2022 VINSE Friends and Family Day

Apr. 19, 2022—VINSE hosted our Inaugural Friends and Family Day on April 16th, 2022, with more than 250 registered attendees. During the two-hour event members of the nano community were able to participate in 16 different hands-on demonstrations with topics that included electroplating, graphene transfer, hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, light diffraction and ferrofluids. In addition to the...

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