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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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VINSE Faculty Appreciation Virtual Gathering

Feb. 12, 2021—Join us for a VINSE faculty social hour.  Register before the deadline below to receive a goodie package to enjoy during the gathering. There will be opportunities to connect with colleagues and join individual conversations. REGISTER HERE – register by March 12th We will use Gather to host this event. Links will be sent to registered attendees...

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VINSE Director’s Coffee Hour

Feb. 11, 2021—Last week the Spring 2021 installment of the VINSE newsletter was released. A Director’s coffee hour will be held on Friday, February 19th, giving our community an opportunity to discuss the new initiatives within VINSE and current research. February 19, 2021 11am – 12pm Grab your favorite beverage and join HERE  

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VINSE Spring 2021 Newsletter

Feb. 8, 2021—You will find the following topics covered in this edition: Director’s note Upcoming events VINSE/DSI collaborations Staff Engineer II opening Virtual training VINSE Spring Newsletter  

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Alyssa Livingood (VINSE NSF REU ’19) first author on ACS Photonics article

Jan. 22, 2021—Congratulations Alyssa Livingood, NSF REU fellow 2019, on being FIRST AUTHOR on a published paper in ACS Photonics!  Being a first author on a paper is a major accomplishment and we at VINSE are very proud of Alyssa’s accomplishment.  Alyssa is currently studying to receive her B.S. in Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky. “Filterless...

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Optical computing at sub-picosecond speeds developed at Vanderbilt

Jan. 14, 2021—by Marissa Shapiro Jan. 14, 2021, 1:05 PM Vanderbilt researchers have developed the next generation of ultrafast data transmission that may make it possible to make already high-performance computing “on demand.” The technology unjams bottlenecks in data streams using a hybrid silicon-vanadium dioxide waveguide that can turn light on and off in less than one trillionth of a second. ...

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Engineering professor Ndukaife wins award in Rising Stars of Light global competition

Nov. 30, 2020—Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, spent 20 minutes describing his optical nanotweezers to a panel of five distinguished professors from the United States, Australia, and China during a live online competition—Rising Stars of Light—that has drawn 260,000 viewers worldwide. After two sessions in which 10 finalists presented their research in a global campaign...

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