Dr. Cary Pint is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He received his Masters and his PhD in Applied Physics from Rice University. He completed his postdoctoral training in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked at Intel Labs in the Extreme Technologies Research Group before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt. Cary has received many awards and honors during his career, including the the American Institute of Chemical Engineers STS section Best Applied Paper Award, the American Vacuum Society Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award, Intel Corporation’s “High Five” patent Award, and the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Cary is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30” disrupters in the field of science and innovation. Cary is here with us today to tell us about his journey through life and science.
Cary is the primary investigator of the Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory. His lab’s main passion is focused in the creative design of energy storage platforms that be integrated into technology and/or replace fossil fuels. Central to everything done in the lab is the development of new materials that are engineered at nanometer length scales, and developed using scalable and cost-effective approaches. This has far-reaching applications spanning aerospace systems, robotics, smart buildings, flexible electronics, and more. Cary has coauthored a total of 59 journal articles in journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Nature Scientific Reports, Nano Letters, and ACS Nano, and Cary has coauthored > 12 patents, either filed or granted.