The Vanderbilt*Fisk Interdisciplinary Program for Research & Education in the Nanoscienes brings together the expertise of more than 30 Vanderbilt and Fisk professors involved in nanoscale research. The PhD degree program will give students cross-disciplinary immersion in the nanoscale field that includes the Vanderbilt departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics, and the Fisk departments of Physics and Chemistry.
The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) is currently constructing a new nanoscience and engineering complex to include five laboratories specializing in single-molecule and biomolecular devices, inorganic nanocrystal and quantum dot synthesis, buckyball and nanotube fabrication, nanoscale optics, and silicon device preparation. The laboratory and its equipment will be an essential component of the IGERT program.
Special features of the IGERT curriculum include involvement in interdisciplinary nanoscience research projects, and a one to six month internship experience with industry, national laboratories, or international partners.