Jun. 2, 2021—Using NASA data on solar insolation, Sandra Rosenthal has postulated that seasonal rate of change in daylight has the greatest effect on illnesses with seasonal patterns, not average levels of sunlight. (Est. reading time: 3 mins.)
Feb. 20, 2018—Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is being recognized for her development of nanocrystal probes for neuroscience and white-light emitting nanocrystals as well as her leadership in the NSF-funded TN-SCORE program.
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Nov. 21, 2017—In this feature, Vanderbilt Magazine highlights just a few of the wide-ranging research endeavors being undertaken by the university’s current chair holders—from the creation of low-cost, potentially lifesaving materials that can warn of structural failures to discoveries explaining the mechanisms of addiction.
Sep. 21, 2017—Pat Tellinghuisen, program director of Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, is this year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Distinguished Service Award.
Mar. 29, 2017—The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering recently hosted its 100th group of Middle Tennessee high school students for a daylong field trip to the VINSE laboratories, giving the students hands-on experience in science and technology.
Mar. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University chemists collaborated in research that ‘squashes’ the shape of nanoparticles to create inexpensive lasers that continuously emit light in a customizable rainbow of colors.
Nov. 21, 2016—"Mood ring materials" constitute a new type of smart sensing technology that could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to the nation's failing infrastructure.
Jun. 24, 2015—For the last five years, scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University have been collaborating closely with colleagues with other public and private universities and research centers throughout Tennessee in an effort to increase the state’s energy research capacity
Apr. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt's Sandra Rosenthal is a recipient of the 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, which recognizes faculty members from every Southeastern Conference university who demonstrate outstanding records of teaching, research and scholarship.
Feb. 11, 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.
Jun. 27, 2012—An interdisciplinary team of scientists have successfully tagged a protein that regulates the neurotransmitter serotonin with tiny fluorescent beads, allowing them to track the movements of individual molecules for the first time. This capability makes it possible to study the manner in which serotonin regulates mood, appetite and sleep at a new level of detail.
May. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have boosted the efficiency of a novel source of white light called quantum dots more than tenfold, making them of potential interest for commercial applications.