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Spotlight Publication “Enhanced photocurrent response speed in charge-density-wave phase of TiSe2-metal junctions” published in Nanoscale

Apr. 17, 2022—About the author: Thayer Walmsley earned his Ph.D. in Physics in August 2021 under the direction of Dr. Yaqiong Xu. He is currently a J.D. student at Vanderbilt Law School. His Ph.D. work focused on exploring novel two-dimensional materials and their applications via scanning photocurrent microscopy. In his recently published work, he fabricated 2D metal-semimetal...

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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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Engineering Professor Yaqiong Xu was a gifted scholar and devoted mentor

Dec. 2, 2021—Yaqiong Xu, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, has died after a long-term illness. She died Oct. 30 in China, where she had returned to be with her family. Yaqiong Xu A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the School of Engineering’s Jacob’s Believed in Me...

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Spotlight Publication: “Optical Momentum Alignment Effect in WSe2 Phototransistor” published in Advanced Optical Materials

Nov. 11, 2021—“Optical Momentum Alignment Effect in WSe2 Phototransistor” published in Advanced Optical Materials has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication. About the author:  Yuchen Zhang earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in June 2021 under the direction of Dr. Yaqiong Xu. Yuchen studied two-dimensional optoelectronics with advanced functionalities. In recently published work, he systematically studied...

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VINSE recognizes faculty accomplishments in annual fall faculty celebration

Sep. 15, 2021—Join in welcoming new members of our community, recognizing the accomplishments of our community, and celebrating faculty promotions. WELCOME Michael J. Valenti & Christina L. McGahan FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Endowed Chairs Craig L. Duvall – named Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair Joshua D. Caldwell – named Flowers Family Chancellor...

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Spotlight Podcast: Episode 35: Christian Ornelas– building next generation optoelectronic devices with 2D materials

Feb. 9, 2021—In Episode 35 of the VINSE Spotlight Podcast Christian Ornelas tells Alice Leach about building next generation optoelectronic devices with 2D materials. Christian’s paper “Ultrafast Photocurrent Response and High Detectivity in Two-Dimensional MoSe2‑based Heterojunctions” was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.  Christian is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics working...

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NSF equipment grant expands nanoscale research capabilities

Oct. 24, 2017—An advanced tool to be housed at Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering core facilities will allow researchers to deposit uniform, ultrathin films for microelectronics, energy conversion devices and biomaterials. A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Instrumentation Program is acquiring an ALD – atomic layer deposition – system. Jason Valentine, associate...

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Yaqiong Xu receives SEC faculty travel grant

Oct. 30, 2014—Ten Vanderbilt faculty members will take part in the 2014-15 SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program. Now in its third year, the program provides support for selected faculty members to collaborate with colleagues at other Southeastern Conference member institutions. In addition, seven faculty from other SEC schools will collaborate at Vanderbilt. The goal of the program...

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Three researchers receive EAGER awards

Aug. 22, 2014—Three Vanderbilt researchers have received an award designed to better understand how complex behaviors emerge from activity on brain circuitry as part of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Donna Webb, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Deyu Li and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Yaqiong Xu received the award, which is for...

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Yaqiong Xu receives NSF career development award

Oct. 25, 2011—What happens when you attach DNA and other biomolecules to tiny molecular tubes called nanotubes? Answering this question is the goal of the research of Yaqiong Xu, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and physics, who has been awarded one of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development grants. According to the National Science...

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