Sharon Weiss

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    Former astronaut meets with Zeppos during campus visit

    Kevin P. Chilton, a retired four-star U.S. Air Force general, visited Vanderbilt Oct. 24. Read More

    Oct. 27, 2014

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    Fox News: Professor touts faster, cheaper way to test for explosives

    Sharon Weiss has modified white gold leaf paper so that its surface provides signal amplification of 100 million times – so that a laser and detector to identify the chemical molecules of whatever it has been applied to. Read More

    Jul. 31, 2014

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    New device stores electricity on silicon chips

    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. Read More

    Oct. 22, 2013

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    Weiss participates in NSF advocacy day

    As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing federal advocacy efforts in support of federal funding for research and education at the National Science Foundation, Sharon Weiss, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Coalition for National Science Funding’s (CNSF) advocacy day and Capitol Hill reception on May 7. Read More

    May. 10, 2013

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    Top 20 news stories of 2011

    Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network. Read More

    Dec. 29, 2011

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    Something big from something small: The 10th anniversary of VINSE

    Vanderbilt researchers working at the smallest scale celebrate a huge milestone this year. The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), seeded from a university-funded $16 million venture capital fund initiative, celebrates its 10th anniversary in December. Read More

    Dec. 13, 2011

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    Final shuttle launch a family affair for Dennis Hall

    The July 8 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis will be a bittersweet moment for Hall, for it will be the final voyage of America’s shuttle program, but it will also be carrying his niece, Sandy Magnus. Read More

    Jul. 7, 2011

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    Jun. 2, 2011

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    Stamping out low cost nanodevices

    A team of Vanderbilt engineers have developed a rapid and low-cost imprinting process that can stamp out a variety of devices that have unique optical, electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. Read More

    May. 31, 2011

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    Weiss to join Defense Science Study Group

    Vanderbilt engineer Sharon Weiss will be a member of the 2012-2013 Defense Science Study Group, which introduces selected scientists and engineering professors to and engages them in national security issues. Read More

    May. 18, 2011