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Molecular Physics honors Peter Cummings as a ‘scientific force’ over four decades

While others may have opened somewhat traditional gifts during the 2019 holiday season, Peter Cummings received an extraordinary one:  A singular issue of Molecular Physics, Volume 117, numbers 23-24, honoring him on his 65th birthday and recognizing him as “a constantly innovating scientific force” in molecular theory and molecular simulation for more than four decades. The special…

Posted by on February 4, 2020 in News,


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Kidambi receives NSF Early Career Award to support atomically thin membrane research

Piran Kidambi has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $500,000 grant—Deconstructing Proton Transport through Atomically Thin Membranes—begins July 1, 2020. Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will use the award to support his research on membrane technology. His work focuses on  atomically-thin two-dimensional materials that allow…

Posted by on February 4, 2020 in News,


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Wilson awarded Komen breast cancer research grant

An engineering professor has received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. His project is among 60 grants totaling $26 million awarded to researchers nationwide. Those initiatives are focused on improving outcomes for metastatic breast cancer, reducing disparities in survivorship and developing new, more effective treatments. John T. Wilson, assistant professor of…

Posted by on January 29, 2020 in News,


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Three VINSE Faculty Elected AAAS Fellows for 2019

Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. “I am enormously proud of the eight faculty members who earned this inspiring accomplishment, and I’m delighted…

Posted by on December 4, 2019 in News,


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Clare McCabe Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She was recognized today at the 2019 AIChE annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Fellow is the highest grade of membership awarded by the AICHE and is achieved only through election by the organization’s Board of Directors. McCabe…

Posted by on November 21, 2019 in News,


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Peter Cummings is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering and the School of Engineering’s associate dean for research, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The designation FRSC is given to an elected Fellow who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry. Cummings is a globally recognized expert in molecular modeling and…

Posted by on November 21, 2019 in News,


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On-the-move cancer cells prefer a “comfort cruise,” follow predictable paths of least resistance

New research from a group of Vanderbilt biomedical engineers reveals that while cancer cells move quickly in metastasis, they’re rather lazy in which paths they choose. According to the researchers, migrating cancer cells decide which path in the body to travel based on how much energy it takes, opting to move through wider, easier to…

Posted by on October 23, 2019 in News,


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The 2018 NanoDay! T-shirt Design Competition Has Begun!

Goal: Create an attractive T-shirt design representing NANODAY! & the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Winning design will receive a cash prize of $300.00 The design must be exclusively your own and cannot include : logos and trademark images You can use any t-shirt color in your design JPEG format (at least 300…

Posted by on July 18, 2018 in Events, News,


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