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VINSE Colloquium Series “Nanomaterials and Light for Sustainability and Societal Impact” Student Selected Speaker Dr. Naomi J. Halas; Rice University 04/17/2019

April 17, 2019 Naomi J. Halas Director, Smalley-Curl Institute Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, & Bioengineering Rice University “Nanomaterials and Light for Sustainability and Societal Impact” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Metallic nanoparticles, used since antiquity to impart intense, vibrant...... KEEP READING

Posted by on February 6, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Inside Out: Visualizing chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution” Dr. Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University 04/10/2019

April 10, 2019 Jennifer Dionne Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering Stanford University “Inside Out: Visualizing chemical transformations and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract In Pixar’s Inside Out, Joy proclaims, “Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what’s going on inside?” My group asks the...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 30, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Extreme Photonics” Dr. Nader Engheta; University of Pennsylvania 04/03/2019

April 3, 2019 Nader Engheta H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor, School of Engineering Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering; Physics and Astronomy University of Pennsylvania "Extreme Photonics" 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Materials are often used to manipulate waves.  Metamaterials have provided far-reaching possibilities in achieving “extremes” in such wave-matter interaction....... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Multifunctional Nanoconstructs in Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases” Dr. Paolo Decuzzi; the Italian Institute of Technology 01/09/2019

January 9, 2019 Paolo Decuzzi Laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine Italian Institute of Technology Senior Researcher and Professor Director, Laboratory of Nanotechnology for Precision Medicine “Multifunctional Nanoconstructs in Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Multifunctional nanoconstructs are particle-based nano-scale systems designed for the ‘smart’...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 2, 2019 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Ultrafast Exciton Dynamics and Light-driven H2 Generation in Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Rod and Quantum Well Heterostructures” Dr. Tianquian Lian; Emory University 11/07/2018

November 7, 2018 Tim Lian Emory University William Henry Emerson Professor of Chemistry “Ultrafast Exciton Dynamics and Light-driven H2 Generation in Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Rod and Quantum Well Heterostructures”   4:10 PM, 5326 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Quantum confined semiconductor nanocrystals (0D quantum dots, 1D quantum rods and 2D quantum wells) have...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 18, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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19th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 10/3/18 – Keynote Speaker Yi Cui

19th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Wednesday, October 3, 2018 A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.  STUDENT LIFE, BOARD OF TRUST 1:00 – 1:15  Welcome Sandra Rosenthal, Director of VINSE 1:15 – 1:30  Optical Metasurfaces for Wavefront Control Jason Valentine, ME 1:30 – 1:45  Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Biosensing Yaqiong Xu, EECS 1:45 –...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 5, 2018 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Development of theranostic nanobiomaterials for targeted immune modulation” Dr. Evan Scott 11/28/2018

November 28, 2018 Evan Scott Northwestern University Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering "Development of theranostic nanobiomaterials for targeted immune modulation"  4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45   Abstract Self-assembled nanobiomaterials that are engineered to achieve specific biodistributions and mechanisms of degradation hold great promise for controlled stimulation of the immune system.  Through...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 4, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Phase-change materials for controlled release and related applications” Dr. Younan Xia; Georgia Tech 11/14/2018

November 14, 2018 Younan Xia Georgia Tech Professor Brock Family Chair GRA Eminent Scholar in Nanomedicine "Phase-change materials for controlled release and related applications" 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 4, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Plasmons in complex materials” Dr. Stephanie Law; University of Delaware 10/24/2018

October 24, 2018 Stephanie Law University of Delaware Assistant Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering “Plasmons in complex materials” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract The fields of plasmonics and metamaterials have seen significant growth in recent years, due to the interest in confining light to subwavelength volumes both for...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 4, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Thermal-emission engineering: challenges and opportunities” Dr. Mikhail Kats; University of Wisconsin 09/26/2018

September 26, 2018 Mikhail Kats University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering “Thermal-emission engineering: challenges and opportunities” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Thermal emission (thermal radiation) is the phenomenon responsible for most of the light in the universe. Though understanding of thermal emission dates back over...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 4, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Crystallizing Semiconductors at the Nano- and Molecular Scale: Opportunities and Challenges” Dr. Matthew G. Panthani; Iowa Sate University 09/12/2018

September 12, 2018 Matthew Panthani Iowa State University Assistant Professor Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering “Crystallizing Semiconductors at the Nano- and Molecular Scale: Opportunities and Challenges” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Nanostructured materials have new fundamental properties that have potential to impact several scientific and technological areas. Perhaps the...... KEEP READING

Posted by on August 27, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Low-dimensional ternary transition metal chalcogenides” Dr. Zhiqiang Mao, Tulane University 02/21/18

February 21, 2018 Zhiqiang Mao Tulane University Professor of Physics Nicholas J. Altiero Professor in Science and Engineering Department of Physics and Engineering Physics "Low-dimensional ternary transition metal chalcogenides"  4:10 PM, 5326 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Individual atomically-thin layer of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) such as MoS2 and WS2 has attracted widespread...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series “Mimicking Nature by Metal-Organic Frameworks: Perspective and Applications” Dr. Natalia B. Shustova; The University of South Carolina 01/31/18

January 31, 2018 Natalia B. Shustova University of South Carolina Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry "Mimicking Nature by Metal-Organic Frameworks: Perspective and Applications" 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract The study of energy transfer (ET) processes is a cornerstone of modern physical and inorganic chemistry, which is driven by...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 2, 2018 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “The Power of Molecular Chemistry in Nanoscale Materials Science” Dr. George Christou, University of Florida 04/11/18

April 11, 2018 George Christou Department of Chemistry Drago and Distinguished Professor University of Florida 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 “The Power of Molecular Chemistry in Nanoscale Materials Science” Abstract Molecular chemistry can bring many powerful advantages to the study of nanoscale materials of various kinds, and this area of ‘molecular...... KEEP READING

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “New Functional Materials Enabled by 1D and 2D Nanomaterials ” Student Selected Speaker, Michael Strano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 04/17/18

April 17, 2018 4th Annual VINSE Student Selected Seminar Series Michael Strano Department of Chemical Engineering Carbon P. Dubbs Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology "New Functional Materials Enabled by 1D and 2D Nanomaterials" 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Our laboratory has been interested in how 1D and 2D electronic materials...... KEEP READING

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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