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Rizia Bardhan

New device stores electricity on silicon chips

Oct. 22, 2013—Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges: These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University.

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Size matters in nanocrystals’ ability to release gases

Aug. 6, 2013—More efficient catalytic converters on autos, improved batteries and more sensitive gas sensors are some of the potential benefits of a new system that can directly measure the manner in which nanocrystals adsorb and release hydrogen and other gases.

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New faculty: Rizia Bardhan finds solutions at the nanoscale

Dec. 11, 2012—Rizia Bardhan has a large picture of Mahatma Gandhi in her office. “Gandhi has always been very special to me,” she said. “We share the same birthday. He exemplifies the power of perseverance.” Perseverance has carried the new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering to Nashville from Kolkatta, India, where she was born. Early in...

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New University Faculty 2012-13

Nov. 9, 2012—A complete list of new university faculty for the 2012-13 academic year Blair School of Music Tucker Biddlecombe, associate professor and director of choral activities B.M., State University of New York–Potsdam, 1998 M.M., Florida State University, 2003 D.Phil., Florida State University, 2012 Biddlecombe is a published composer and arranger as well as a burgeoning researcher,...

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Hornberger named chair of Civil Engineering, three others join faculty

Aug. 23, 2012—The School of Engineering has announced the appointments of a new department chair and three new faculty members.

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