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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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VINSE director Rosenthal honored for achievements in chemistry, STEM education

Feb. 22, 2018—Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, has been named the winner of this year’s Charles H. Herty Medal by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. The award is given to recognize outstanding chemists in the Southeast U.S. who...

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Grand opening of nanoscale research facilities wows crowd

Oct. 27, 2017—Excited visitors got a firsthand look Tuesday at the new, state-of-the-art facilities for the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, with the showpiece being a 10,000-square-foot, commercial-grade cleanroom. About 300 people attended the grand opening celebration. The VINSE Cleanroom in the Engineering and Science Building more than triples the space researchers have used in...

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Flying saucer’ quantum dots hold secret to better, brighter lasers

Mar. 21, 2017—This computer-generated model shows the spherical core of the quantum dot nanoparticle (in red) along with the ‘flying saucer’ shape of the outer shell (in yellow). The tension in the core induced by the shell affects the electronic states and lowers the energy threshold required to trigger the laser. (Alex Voznyy/University of Toronto) Fresh insights...

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High school students squeeze electricity from a blackberry

May. 12, 2014—Northwest High School students from Clarksville, Tenn., learned to make solar cells out of blackberry juice and measure the electrical power produced by the juice during an April 24 educational outreach program sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). Small groups of students from several Tennessee high schools participated in daylong...

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Dawant, Rosenthal to serve on Provost search committee

Feb. 12, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named a committee including a Board of Trust member, two top administrators and a number of faculty members who will search for the next Vanderbilt University provost. Benoit Dawant, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Engineering, professor of electrical engineering, professor of radiology and radiological sciences and professor of biomedical engineering; and...

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