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IMS Conversation Hour

Oct. 1, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering is hosting conversation hours discussing graduate programs. Be sure to tune in on October 19th at 7pm to see 4 of the Interdisciplinary Materials Science students talk about their graduate student experiences within the IMS program. Register HERE

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Cynthia Reinhart-King is president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society

Sep. 29, 2021—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is the new president-elect of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She will start her term at the society’s 2021 annual meeting Oct. 6-9 in Orlando, Florida. Reinhart-King will serve one year as president-elect, two years as the society’s president, and one year as past...

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Team wins competitive DOE award to advance isotope production critical for U.S. science, medicine and industry

Aug. 13, 2021—A U.S. Department of Energy $4 million initiative to advance research in isotope production includes a Vanderbilt engineering professor’s work on separation technologies and to scale up processes. The funding is part of a key federal program that produces critical isotopes otherwise unavailable or in short supply for U.S. science, medicine and industry. Piran Kidambi,...

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VINSE Summer Research Poster Session

Jul. 21, 2021—The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will host an online Summer Research Poster Session on Thursday, August 5 from 10am-12pm. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS      

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Engineers’ groundbreaking discovery points to a new route to create thermal superconductors

Apr. 29, 2021—The relentless increase in heat loads imposed on devices in modern technologies is driving renewed interest among engineers and materials scientists in the area of heat transfer. A key challenge is finding approaches to enhance the materials’ capability of conducting heat. Deyu Li A team of engineers led by Vanderbilt mechanical engineering Professor Deyu Li...

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Research Snapshot: New microscopy technique unveils feature that can shape applications of a class of quantum materials

Apr. 23, 2021—A team of researchers led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory microscopist Miaofang Chi and Vanderbilt theoretical physicist Sokrates Pantelides has used a new Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope technique to image the electron distribution in ionic compounds known as electrides— especially the electrons that float loosely within pockets and appear separate from the atomic network. Miaofang Chi; Sokrates Pantelides (Vanderbilt...

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A drop of rubbing alcohol and office laminator provides manufacturability boost for single atom thick membranes

Mar. 31, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers used  a drop of rubbing alcohol, an office laminator and creativity to develop scalable processes for manufacturing single atom thin membranes. Their membranes outperformed state-of-the-art commercial dialysis membranes and the approach is fully compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing. Details of the imaginative experiment are recently published in the journal of the Royal Chemistry Society: “Scalable Synthesis...

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Photonics discovery portends dramatic efficiencies in silicon chips

Mar. 24, 2021—Researchers devised a hybrid, hyperbolic-silicon photonic waveguide platform that transmits mid-IR and near-IR light at the same time, on the same chip, demonstrating dual-band optical processing.  Illustration: Caldwell Lab A team led by Vanderbilt engineers has achieved the ability to transmit two different types of optical signals across a single chip at the same time. The...

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Leon Bellan among five engineering faculty recognized with innovative teaching awards

Mar. 17, 2021—The extraordinary, creative efforts of five engineering faculty members to adapt to their new teaching environments in Fall 2020 were recognized recently with a Teaching Innovation Award from Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering. The honorees quickly converted their in-person classes to online formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic and made innovative,...

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VINSE Student & Postdoc Virtual Social Hour

Feb. 12, 2021—Join us for a VINSE student/postdoc social hour.  There will be opportunities to play games together as well as join individual conversations. March 25, 2021 4pm – web Register Here – register before March 19th to receive your goodie box to enjoy during the session. We will use Gather to host this event, the room shave...

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