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Phase change materials may free up valuable real estate for optical data transmission

Nov. 21, 2018—New research into the phase-changing capabilities of vanadium dioxide and infrared properties of hexagonal boron nitride holds promise for faster, more efficient optical data transmission, particularly in big data “farms” where thousands of computers must communicate to provide answers. A team composed of researchers from Vanderbilt University, the University of Georgia and Kansas State University...

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Valentine wins Chancellor’s research award; Paschal recognized for 25 years of service

Aug. 26, 2017—Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research this week. The award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Recipients also received $2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Associate Dean Cynthia Paschal was among about 30 faculty members...

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Valentine named 2014 Young Investigator by the Office of Naval Research

Sep. 1, 2014—A Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty member has been honored by Office of Naval Research (ONR) as one of the top 24 young researchers in the United States in 2014 for his proposal to continue to develop dielectric-based optical metamaterials. Jason Valentine, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as an ONR Young Investigator...

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