• Vanderbilt University

    Nanostructured flat lens uses machine learning to ‘see’ more clearly, while using less power

    A front-end lens, or meta-imager (see below), created at Vanderbilt University can potentially replace traditional imaging optics in machine-vision applications, producing images at higher speed and using less power. The nanostructuring of lens material into a meta-imager filter reduces the typically thick optical lens and enables front-end processing that encodes… Read More

    Jan. 4, 2024

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    Vanderbilt engineering professor Joshua Caldwell elected Optica fellow

    Joshua Caldwell, a professor of mechanical engineering and director of Vanderbilt’s Interdisciplinary Materials Science (IMS) graduate program, has been elected to the 2024 Fellow Class of the Optica Society. Optica, formerly the Optical Society of America, is the preeminent professional society in the field of optics and photonics, with… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2023

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    Engineering professor Ndukaife wins award in Rising Stars of Light global competition

    Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, spent 20 minutes describing his optical nanotweezers to a panel of five distinguished professors from the United States, Australia, and China during a live online competition—Rising Stars of Light—that has drawn 260,000 viewers worldwide. After two sessions in which 10 finalists presented… Read More

    Nov. 30, 2020

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    Biomedical engineering professor named a Fellow of optics society

    Audrey Ellerbee Bowden has been named a Fellow of SPIE, international society for optics and photonics, “for achievements in optical coherence tomography.” Audrey Bowden Bowden, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has developed several new system designs that advance optical coherence tomography, an imaging technique that provides high-resolution imaging of subsurface… Read More

    Mar. 4, 2019

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    Weiss, Mahadevan-Jansen honored by OSA; Weiss also named SPIE Fellow

    Two engineering professors have been named fellows of The Optical Society (OSA), a leading international association for optics and photonics. Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Sharon Weiss, a professor of electrical engineering, received the distinction “for contributions expanding the use of silicon in photonics and optoelectronics, and especially… Read More

    Jan. 17, 2018

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    Grand opening of nanoscale research facilities wows crowd

    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. L-r: Dean of… Read More

    Oct. 27, 2017

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    Jansen to receive Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award

    Duco Jansen E. Duco Jansen will receive the Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award in April at the 35th annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Jansen, associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering… Read More

    Feb. 11, 2015

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    New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

    Using beams of light to allow amputees not only to control but also to feel the movement of prosthetic limbs is the ambitious goal of a new $5.6 million Department of Defense initiative. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is tapping the new and rapidly growing field of “neurophotonics” to… Read More

    Nov. 18, 2010

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    Professors Jansen: A story of life, love and research

      He is tall and lanky with the broad features typical of a Netherlander; she is diminutive and refined, reflecting her East Indian heritage. But with all of their differences, one would be hard pressed to find a more complementary couple than Duco and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen. “You couldn’t find two… Read More

    Jun. 18, 2008