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2018 News

Attendees at the Tech Talk

Roberto dos Reis hosts November Tech Talk

November 29, 2018
Roberto dos Reis, Scientific Officer, hosted NUANCE's November Tech Talk.
Attendee looking through a microscope

Leica CryoClem Workshop

November 29, 2018
On November 27, 2018, NUANCE hosted a Leica CryoClem workshop with Nancy W. Rizzo and Louise Bertrand.
Gatan Visit

Gatan K2-IS & K3-IS Direct Detector Acquisition

November 26, 2018
Gatan K2-IS & K3-IS Direct Detector Acquisition
Staff members in attendance

SHyNE Annual Meeting takes place November 14, 2018

November 20, 2018
On November 14, 2018, SHyNE Resource met for their annual meeting.
Dr. Nigel Browning presenting

NUANCE Hosts Hands-On TEM Short Course

November 20, 2018
On November 5-7, 2018 NUANCE was proud to host an Advanced TEM Short Course with Dr. Nigel Browning and Dr. Layla Mehdi.
Promo image for Leica Workshop

Leica CryoCLEM Workshop

October 30, 2018
Register now for the Leica CryoCLEM workshop on November 21, 2018!
Promo image for TEM short course

Advanced TEM Short Course

October 29, 2018
Register now for the TEM Short Course with Dr. Nigel Browning and Dr, Layla Mehdi November 5-7, 2018!
Karl Hagglund, SEM Microscopist, hosted this month's Tech Talk.

Karl Hagglund hosts October Tech Talk

October 18, 2018
Karl Hagglund, SEM Microscopist, hosted this month's Tech Talk.
Dr. Jinsong Wu and Vinayak
Attendees at NUANCE Fest


October 15, 2018
NUANCE celebrated another successful NUANCE Fest on October 9, 2018!
Jacob R. Jokisaari, Ph.D Presenting
Tirzah Abbott presenting

Tirzah Abbott hosts September Tech Talk

September 20, 2018
NUANCE's monthly Tech Talk series returned in September with a talk from SEM imaging specialist Tirzah Abbott.
Dr. Roberto dos Reis
Figure of the 2D structures, with increasing inorganic layers, that are mentioned in the publication.
Figures from the publication showing perovskite solar cells and stacking faults.
The LUMOS FTIR Microscope in the Keck Facility of the NUANCE Center

KECK Facility Receives New Microscope

August 29, 2018
The NUANCE Center facility receives a new instrument with impressive technological features and a wide array of applications.
Synthesis of Fe3O4/MoS2 Nanocomposites via Thiol-Functionalized Fe3O4Nanoparticle-Assisted Stabilization of Exfoliated MoS2
Experimental MOADS acquisition of boron nitride flakes on a lacey carbon film using EELS.
Figure from publication
REU Students with their mentors from the VPD Group

2018 REU Program Comes To A Close

August 16, 2018
The NUANCE Center wishes good luck and success to all the students who participated in the summer program
Technical staff members Yaobin Xu (left) and Xiaobing Hu (right) posing for a picture

NUANCE Center Technical Staff Members Go To Baltimore For M&M Conference

August 15, 2018
Technical staff members travel to Maryland for a conference on microscopy and microanalysis.
Publication figure
Guests during a tour of J-Wing in the Tech Building

NUANCE Center Welcomes Visitors from Thailand

August 9, 2018
Students and professors from Thailand visit Northwestern for a tour of the NUANCE facilities
Image of Xiaobing Hu
An image of Ben smiling

Ben Myers Receives NNCI Award

August 1, 2018
Director of Operations for the SHyNE Resource receives award for education and outreach
Students from Kennedy King College posing for a group picture

NUANCE Center Welcomes Students from Kennedy King College

July 25, 2018
Students visit Northwestern to see some of its facilities in Cook Hall
Professor Park taking a question from the audience

Professor Jiwoong Park Visits NUANCE Center

July 23, 2018
Acclaimed professor comes to Northwestern for a discussion on atomically thin circuits.
TEM Image of wetting layer thickness of a quantum dot
Group photo of Upward Bound Students

Upward Bound Students Come to NUANCE

July 2, 2018
NUANCE welcomed students from the program for a tour of its facilities.
Charlene speaking with girls visiting

Female Science Campers Visit NUANCE J-wing

June 21, 2018
NUANCE was visited Thursday by a group of budding female scientists who are participating in a science camp on campus.
VPD at JEOL Japan

NUANCE Director Professor Dravid visits JEOL, Japan

June 13, 2018
Professor Vinayak Dravid recently visited the factory of microscope manufacturer JEOL in Japan.
Goeser, center, poses with the other Employee of the Year finalists and University president Morton Shapiro.

NUANCE's Chad Goeser wins Employee of the Year

June 4, 2018
NUANCE’s business administrator, Chad Goeser, was named Northwestern University’s 2018 Employee of the Year on Wednesday.
Dr. Ben Myers asks a question to panel members during a discussion

SHyNE Resources Hosts Spring 2018 iNANO Workshop

May 25, 2018
Distinguished speakers come together to discuss new tools and areas of research related to sensing.
Crew and researchers on instrument

NUANCE Featured on Discovery Channel Program

May 4, 2018
NUANCE was featured on a program that illustrates the intersection of art and science.
Children pose in the labs

NUANCE Participates In Take Your Children To Work Day

April 30, 2018
NUANCE joins the Northwestern community in partaking in the popular event.
Homewood and Flossmoor students in the lab

Homewood Flossmoor Students Come to NUANCE

April 16, 2018
High school students were given an opportunity to see electron microscopy in action
Students pose for a group photo in the lobby of Cook Hall.

Lenart Elementary Students Visit NUANCE

April 12, 2018
Grade school students come to Northwestern for a unique learning opportunity
Images from Karl Hujsak paper

High Speed/Low Dose Analytical Electron Microscopy with Dynamic Sampling

April 11, 2018
A new and extraordinarily advanced microscopy technique discovery by researchers at NUANCE speeds up the way materials can be imaged at very small length scales. The breakthrough benefits microscopists and investigators who heavily rely on imaging.
Joyce Park with attendees

NUANCE staff attend USA Science and Engineering Festival

April 9, 2018
Amy Morgan and Joyce Park went to Washington D.C. to volunteer at the NNCI (National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure) booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, which was held April 6-8.
Audeince at M3S 2018

M3S Spring Meeting Held At Northwestern

April 2, 2018
Members of NUANCE join with regional scientists to discuss current topics in microscopy.
Sample images taken by Karl A. Hujsak, Benjamin D. Myers, Jann Grovogui, Vinayak P. Dravid

OMEC Minimizes Distortion in Resolving Polycrystalline Structures

March 26, 2018
NUANCE has assisted material science researchers in finding a less costly way to study the orientation of grain structures without distortion.
Dr. Yoshio Bando poses with Professor Vinayak Dravid, Director of NUANCE.

Dr. Yoshio Bando Comes To NUANCE

March 19, 2018
Acclaimed scientist and professor comes to NUANCE for a guest lecture.
AP student group shot

NUANCE invites Prospective Applied Physics Students to Campus

March 16, 2018
Prospective students given tour of the facilities of NUANCE.
Professor Vinayak P. Dravid welcomes Dr. Ilke Arslan to his office.

Ilke Arslan Visits NUANCE

March 15, 2018
NUANCE hosts acclaimed scientist on campus.
Students posing in tech building

Mechanical Engineering Students Visit NUANCE

March 14, 2018
NUANCE hosts prospective students on tour of facilities.
Staff member Eric Roth (center) explains to visiting students how one of NUANCE's instruments works.

Students From Kaplan Institute Visit NUANCE

March 13, 2018
Students studying art and the humanities visited NUANCE to see how the center's work could be applied artistically.
Students from the University of Tokyo pose together for a photo.

University of Tokyo Students Visit NUANCE

March 2, 2018
Staff members at NUANCE were delighted to give students from Japan a tour of the center's facilities and instruments.
Chris Ober addresses the room

Professor Chris Ober visits NUANCE

February 24, 2018
NUANCE and SHyNE Resource hosted Professor Chris Ober from Cornell University on Friday, February 23.
Karl Hagglund at Oxford Instruments

Karl Hagglund visits Oxford Instruments

February 21, 2018
SEM Manager Karl Hagglund visited Oxford Instruments in Concord, Massachusetts, for Electron Backscattered Diffraction training.

NUANCE Enables Work on Superlattices

February 20, 2018
NUANCE electron beam lithography patterns for optically active structures

MMMS Spring Meeting

February 15, 2018

New NUANCE staff research explores role of c-Abl Kinase protein in pulmonary cell function

February 5, 2018
NUANCE researchers Xinqi Chen and Gajendra S. Shekhawat publish findings on heart cell function in Scientific Reports.
Promotional flyer with NUFAB coffee hour info and an image of Nasir

Nasir Basit hosts NUANCE monthly coffee hour

February 1, 2018
NUFAB Facility Manager Nasir Basit hosted NUANCE's monthly coffee hour on Jan. 31.
Small image of presentation

Heidelberg Instruments visits NUANCE

January 25, 2018
Heidelberg Instruments hosted a lunch workshop about its MLA150 maskless aligner.
A small image of the mla 150 and sample images

Heidelberg MLA150 Seminar

January 15, 2018
NUFAB is adding a Heidelberg MLA150 maskless aligner. Reps will introduce its advanced capabilities.

Zeiss Amplified Materials Imaging Workshop

January 7, 2018
NUANCE SEM manager, Karl Hagglund, invited Zeiss applications engineers to talk about the latest developments in FIB, LSM and XRM. Join us January 25th in Chambers Hall.