Jan. 14, 2021—Sharon Weiss and Richard Haglund are the first to demonstrate the next generation of optical computing, turning on and off light in less than one trillionth of a second.
Aug. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management W. Kip Viscusi on Aug. 22. He was one of 11 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.
Jun. 27, 2019—Sharon Weiss (Vanderbilt University) Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Weiss’ appointment will begin on July...
Jun. 26, 2019—Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.
Jun. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University has engaged Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a specialty consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., to afford faculty more opportunities for enhancing their research and scholarship. Through this engagement, Lewis-Burke will collaborate directly with faculty, provide advice on funding trends, identify new opportunities, discuss strategies to overcome funding challenges, and connect faculty with federal decision-makers...
Jun. 12, 2019—The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for proteins in the urine indicating infection, another for bacteria in water and the like. Add the bodily fluid you want to test, take a picture with your...
Jun. 11, 2019—A Vanderbilt University electrical engineer has combining her research on low-cost, nanostructured thin films with a device most American adults already own to create a diagnostic tool.
May. 13, 2019—Eleven outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2019 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
Aug. 24, 2018—Running computers on virtually invisible beams of light would make them faster, lighter and more energy efficient. A Vanderbilt team found the answer in a familiar formula.
Feb. 20, 2018—Engineering professors Sharon Weiss and Anita Mahadevan-Jansen have been named fellows of The Optical Society (OSA), a leading international association for optics and photonics. In addition, Weiss has been named a fellow of SPIE, the international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.
Jun. 1, 2017—Following a collaborative rapid cycle process, an ad hoc faculty committee has released a report identifying four proposed thematic areas for future investment in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.
May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.