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Grant for dual electron and ion beam equipment saves trip to ORNL

Sep. 9, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt researchers won a $928,786 National Science Foundation grant to purchase a piece of equipment that, for now, researchers must travel to Oak Ridge National Laboratories to use. It’s called an FEI Helios NanoLab G3 CX Dual Beam FIB/SEM. Simply put, materials science researchers use its dual beams of focused ions and...

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Engineering student’s ‘nano-taxicab’ is best Three-Minute Thesis presentation

Apr. 15, 2015—Using the analogy of a nano-taxicab to describe her research on developing an improved drug delivery system, Kelsey Beavers won first place March 27 in a Three-Minute Thesis Competition for Vanderbilt graduate students, and she tied for the People’s Choice award, taking two of the three awards given at the event. The challenge: All 49...

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Researchers seek answers to cancer, diabetic wounds in controlling gene networks

Mar. 27, 2015—Behind the pathology for a variety of painful and deadly diseases lie genes that aren’t doing their jobs. They may be blocking the healing process for foot wounds in diabetic patients or contributing to cancer by interfering with the dying off of mutated or damaged cells. Kelsey Beavers, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. candidate in interdisciplinary...

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Nanoday! features Stanford speaker on improving optoelectronic devices

Nov. 6, 2014—The engineer who coined the term “plasmonics” is the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt University’s Nanoday!, a Nov. 12 celebration and learning opportunity that brings together scientists and engineers working in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Plasmonics is the study of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and free electrons in a metal, but the man who invented that word,...

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VUCast Extra: Blackberries, electricity and high school students

Nov. 7, 2013—How do you get students excited about science? Try some blackberries, nanotechnology and solar cells mixed with Tennessee high school students at a Vanderbilt lab. Watch VUCast Extra now. Contact: Emily Pearce ·   Amy Wolf ·   (615) 322-2706 Patients, students and members of the public seeking more information on medical stories should call Vanderbilt University Medical Center...

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Nanoscience and nanotechnology minor offered

Oct. 15, 2012—In an effort to respond to students’ rapidly growing interest in nanoscale technology, a new 15-hour interdisciplinary minor in nanoscience and nanotechnology is being offered by the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Science. Directors are Paul E. Laibinis, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Sandra J. Rosenthal, Jack and Pamela...

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