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Rosenthal to step down as VINSE director; planning for institute’s future begins

Feb. 27, 2019—VINSE Director Sandra Rosenthal (Vanderbilt University) By Jane Hirtle Sandra Rosenthal, Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry, will step down as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) on June 30 following 12 years of service. “I am so grateful to Sandy for her many years of devoted service at...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—  CZI awards over $51 million to fight a class of diseases that include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University, has won an inaugural Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research. The five-year, $2.5 million award supports his goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier...

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McCabe receives a 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Research

Aug. 24, 2018—Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, is one of six Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research. She received the award from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. The award recognizes excellence on the part of faculty for published research, scholarship or creative expression presented or published in...

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The ‘shine’ in gold particles has a new use – finding defects

Jul. 11, 2018—That glint of gold has always captured our eyes, but now the precious metal has a new use – finding defects in 3D printing. Vanderbilt researchers have developed a technique for gold to actually ‘shine’ inside 3D printed parts to highlight any problems. “This is one of the first applications using gold for defect detection....

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Research dean to teach molecular simulations ‘crash course’ to grad students in Beijing

Jun. 19, 2018—In a one-week intensive course in June, engineering’s associate dean for research will teach molecular simulations to 44 graduate students in Beijing. “I’m presenting a crash course for chemical engineering students on how to perform simulations of materials from the molecule up,” said Peter Cummings, also the John R. Hall Professor of Engineering. Cummings is...

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Collaborative efforts attract Stanford chemical engineer to Vanderbilt

Oct. 20, 2017—The regimen is all too familiar for those battling breast cancer and for their loved ones: tough rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The patient goes on to live a long, cancer-free life when that regimen works. Marjan Rafat studies when it doesn’t. The assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering comes to Vanderbilt in...

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Anatomy of a microscopic wood chipper: New observations reveal how an individual cellulase enzyme operates

Dec. 11, 2015—Illustration of the system used to measure the behavior of an individual cellulase molecule. The red shape represents the atomic tweezers that use laser light to manipulate small objects. The blue sphere represents the plastic microsphere that the atomic tweezers can manipulate. The strand of DNA that links the cellulase enzyme to the microsphere is...

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Students receive national award to help commercialize wound-healing foam

Oct. 2, 2013—  Graduate students Drew Harmata, left, and Jon Page with Professor Scott Guelcher, right. (Anne Rayner / Vanderbilt) A pair of Vanderbilt graduate students has received a national award of $15,000 to pursue the development of an unique synthetic foam as a new treatment for deep skin wounds such as chronic foot ulcers caused by...

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