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New method to fashion cheap, small carbon nanotubes ‘could change the world,’ Pint says

May. 24, 2018—Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That’s essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning the carbon dioxide into the most valuable material ever sold – carbon nanotubes with small diameters. Carbon nanotubes are supermaterials that can be stronger than...

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Novel nanotube approach earns grad student coveted spot in ORNL innovation program

May. 18, 2017—An interdisciplinary materials science graduate student has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program to scale and commercialize a revolutionary method of carbon nanotube production. Anna Douglas is one of five entrepreneurs selected for the inaugural cohort of the Department of Energy Innovation Crossroads program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The accelerator program includes...

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IMS grad student takes home physical sciences award from conference

Sep. 9, 2015—A Vanderbilt PhD student in interdisciplinary materials science took home a first-place poster award at August’s Microscopy & Microanalysis conference, held last month in Portland, Oregon. Jake Benzing, whose adviser is Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering James Wittig, presented a research poster and abstract titled “Fe-25Mn-3Al-3Si TWIP-TRIP Steel Deformed at High Strain Rates” and...

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Heartbroken by earthquake, Nepali student turns attention to helping homeland

Apr. 28, 2015—Dhiraj Prasai’s nonstop consumption of news about the Nepal earthquake started with a 2:30 a.m. Friday phone call that jolted him from sleep. Did you hear? His friend said in a grim voice. Everything in Nepal is gone. Prasai, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. candidate in interdisciplinary materials science, flipped on the television and immediately started...

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