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NUANCE: Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

2019 News

Summer REU program ends with convocations at Cornell and Northwestern

August 16, 2020
The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates wrapped up this week with two convocations.

NAISE Fellows Tour NUANCE Facilities

December 30, 2019
Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering Fellows visit NUANCE

SHyNE Represents NNCI at MRS Conference

December 11, 2019
2019 MRS Conference in Boston

Direct Electron Visits NUANCE

December 9, 2019
Bob Monteverde, Director of Business Development and Marketing for Direct Electron, visits NUANCE Center

K2 Camera on the ARM 200CF

December 6, 2019
NUANCE obtains a Gatan K2 electron counting direct detection camera

A Special Visit from Hitachci-High Technologies and JEOL Ltd

December 3, 2019
On November 21, 2019, NUANCE welcomed visitors Hitachi Japan and JEOL

NUANCE Hosts Bruker Seminar

November 25, 2019
On November 19, 2019, Dr. Sergey Shilov and Chris Kelly from Bruker Scientific offered a workshop and demo!

SHyNE Facilities tour for IIN Symposium Attendees

November 21, 2019
SHyNE partners with the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) to offer a tour of SHyNE facilities

Dr. Paul Smeets Gives Tech Talk

November 13, 2019
It was a great turn out for the NUANCE Center's first Tech Talk of the 2019-2020 academic year!

China Consul General Zhao Jian Tours NUANCE

November 5, 2019
On November 5th, NUANCE was honored to give a tour to the new Consul-General of China, Consul General Zhao Jian.

BioCryo's New Tool!

October 30, 2019
BioCryo announce the acquisition of new diamond knife for ultramicrotomy of soft samples

NUANCE Hosts Raith Workshop

October 14, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019, NUANCE Center hosted a presentation by Raith Nanofabrication

Hands on Demo Leica ARTOS for BioCryo

October 12, 2019
Leica gave a demo of their new ARTOS 3D product to BioCryo

NUANCE Fest Fun for Everyone!

October 11, 2019
NUANCE introduced their new space to students at NUANCE Fest on October 9, 2019!

LA-960 Laser Particle Size Analyzer Workshop

September 24, 2019
David Sunday of Daystar Scientific offered an afternoon workshop and demo on the Horiba LA-960

NUANCE Director Co-Authors Exciting Research Paper

September 16, 2019
NUANCE Director Vinayak P. Dravid Co-Authored an exciting paper detailing the development of a new method for making highly desirable catalysts.

Exciting News from NUFAB

September 5, 2019
Exciting upgrades for NUANCE's Nano-Fabrication Facilities

NUANCE Visits Argonne National Laboratory

September 3, 2019
NUANCE and VPD group team visits Argonne National Labs

John Ciraldo and William Mohr of NUFAB present August Tech Talk

August 28, 2019
NUFAB's Will Mohr and John Ciraldo Present August Tech Talk

Microscopy and Microanalysis

August 26, 2019
NUANCE Staff and Professor Dravid attend 2019 M&M Conference in Portland, Oregon

NUFAB users get hands-on ellipsometry practice

August 23, 2019
NUFAB hosted a day-long workshop on ellipsometry techniques on Friday, August 23

How do you move an Electron Microscope?!

August 2, 2019
On July 22 we began a new phase of our gradual move into our new home in the Technological Institute. The first instrument to be rehomed was the Hitachi S4800, which previously resided in our EPIC facility in Cook Hall.

Nanocomposite Materials Engineering and Applications Presentation

July 31, 2019
Dr. Anil Mane from Argonne National Laboratory gives a talk at NUANCE

TIrzah Abbott Awarded as Outstanding NNCI Staff Member

July 26, 2019
Congratulations to Tirzah Abbott and Peter Duda for winning this year's "Outstanding NNCI Staff Member Award"!

NanoMEGAS Sales Director Visits NUANCE

July 25, 2019
Robert Stroud, Director of Sales for NanoMEGAS American operations presents to NUANCE users.

Eric Roth Hosts July Tech Talk

July 22, 2019
Eric Roth gave July's Tech Talk on materials ultramicrotomy and imaging

NUANCE Takes part in CLP Core Crawl

July 15, 2019
NUANCE Center takes part in the 2019 CLP Core Crawl

Incoming Freshmen Visit NUANCE'S EPIC lab

July 9, 2019
A group of incoming freshman came to campus a few weeks early and visited NUANCE’s EPIC lab as part of the university’s EXCEL program.

NUANCE Demos SEM for Summer Technology & Engineering Middle School Group

June 20, 2019
NUANCE wows STEP 6–9th grade girls with our SEM capabilities!

Dr. Xiaobing Hu hosts June Tech Talk

June 16, 2019
Dr. Hu discusses TEM sample preparation for this months tech talk

New research using EPIC and NUFAB facilities published in Nano Letters

June 14, 2019
Stimuli-Responsive DNA-Linked Nanoparticle Arrays as Programmable Surfaces

Cathodoluminescent for the Study of Semiconductor Structure and Defects

June 13, 2019
Steve M. Barnett, Ph.D. visits Northwestern to discuss Cathodoluminescent

NUANCE hosts tour of new facilities for JEOL Japan Director

June 6, 2019
NUANCE Director Vinayak P. Dravid led a tour of the center's new space to visitors from JEOL Japan.

Tirzah Abbott and Dr. Ben Myers Host May Tech Talk

May 17, 2019
Dr. Ben Myers and Tirzah Abbott, host May Tech Talk

New Research Published in Microscopy and Microanalysis

May 16, 2019
"Ion Beam Induced Artifacts in Lead-Based Chalogenides"

NU-KAIST Joint Workshop

May 15, 2019
KAIST Faculty tour NUANCE as part of the NU-KAIST Joint Workshop.

New Publication in ACS Nano

May 14, 2019
Professor Vinayak P. Dravid co-authored a new publication in ACS Nano

NUANCE Welcomes New Staff Members!

May 13, 2019
NUANCE has welcomed two new staff members over the past month.

NUANCE Director Awarded MAS Fellow

May 13, 2019
Professor Vinayak P. Dravid, NUANCE Center Director, selected for MAS Inaugural Class of Fellows

NUANCE staff and students participate in MSSA 5K

May 11, 2019
NUANCE Director Vinayak Dravid, his research group, and several NUANCE staff members participated in the Materials Science Student Association’s (MSSA) 5K race over the weekend.

NUANCE hosts visitors from Regis Technologies

May 10, 2019
Two guests from Regis Technologies, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Morton Grove, visited NUANCE on Thursday.

TFMI Tour NUANCE Facilities

May 10, 2019
Seventeen participants from the Transformational Food Manufacturing Workshop toured the NUANCE Center facilities.

iNANO Spring 2019 "QUANTUM" Workshop

May 8, 2019
University of Chicago hosts Spring iNANO "QUANTUM" Workshop

Dr. Xinqi Chen Attends MRS Spring Meeting

April 25, 2019
Dr. Xinqi Chen, NUANCE's Keck-II facility manager, attended the Materials Research Society's spring meeting, which was held in Phoenix April 22-25.

IIT Grad Students visit NUANCE

April 24, 2019
NUANCE welcomed a group of master's and PhD students from the Illinois Institute for Technology last week

Dr. Nasir Basit and Dr. Serkan Butun Host April's Tech Talk

April 23, 2019
Dr. Nasir Basit and Dr. Serkan Butun present their talk Lithography at NUFAB for Beginners and the Experienced.

NUANCE Engages the Educators at NSTA Meeting

April 22, 2019
SHyNE and NUANCE attend 2019 Annual National Teachers Association Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri

New Research Published in Nature Communications

April 18, 2019
Professor Vinayak P. Dravid and Professor Jinsong Wu co-authored a new publication in Nature Communications.

NUANCE participates in IIN's All Scout Nano Day!

April 9, 2019
NUANCE was thrilled to participate in the International Institute for Nanotechnology’s All Scout Nano Day on April 6.

2019 iNANO Spring Workshop - QUANTUM

April 5, 2019
Save the date! May 2, 2019 will be the iNANO Spring Workshop!

New Research using SPID, EPIC, & NUFAB Published in JACS

April 3, 2019
Dr. Gajendra Shekhawat co-authored a new publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis (M3S) hold their Spring Meeting

April 2, 2019
The Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society held their annual Spring Meeting at Northwestern University on March 28, 2019.

NUANCE Welcomes New Administrative Staff!

April 1, 2019
NUANCE has welcomed two new members to its administrative team

KECK-II Gets New Spectrometer!

April 1, 2019
Keck-II got a new spectrometer thanks to funding from the Office of Research

BioCryo Holds mPrep ASP-1000 Workshop with Microscopy Innovations

March 27, 2019
On March 27, 2019 the BioCryo facility held a lunch, lecture and demo of Microscopy Innovations mPrep ASP-100 Auto Specimen Processor.

BioCryo Biological TEM Workshop with Microscopy Innovations

March 22, 2019
The BioCryo facility will be hosting a lunch and learn workshop with a demonstration of the ASP-1000 Auto Specimen Processor

Dr. Reiner Bleher Hosts March Tech Talk

March 21, 2019
Dr. Reiner Bleher hosted March's Tech Talk on Electron Microscopy of Biological and Soft Matter Samples

Dr. Xinqi Chen Speaks to IIT Grad Students

March 20, 2019
NUANCE’s Dr. Xinqi Chen, the Keck-II facility manager, gave a talk at the Illinois Institute of Technology earlier this month.

Prospective Students Visit NUANCE Facilities

March 19, 2019
Several tour groups of prospective students have visited NUANCE’s facilities this month.

MMMS Spring Meeting

March 13, 2019
NUANCE is hosting the Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society's spring meeting on March 28th.

New research using SPID, EPIC facilities published in ACS Nano

March 12, 2019
SPID facility manager Gajendra Shekhawat co-authored a new publication in ACS Nano.

Prof. Dravid Presents at ChemPhysMat Conference

March 11, 2019
Prof. Vinayak Dravid was invited to present at the 2019 ChemPhysMat conference in Bengaluru, India, Feb. 20-22, 2019.

NUANCE Celebrates #WomeninNano!

March 8, 2019
NUANCE is honoring Women in History Month by recognizing female students who are sure to make a big impact on the field of studying tiny things!

New Publication in Science

March 1, 2019
NUANCE's Professor Vinayak P. Dravid, was co-author on a study on understanding and predicting polyelemental, multiphasic nanoparticles which was published in Science's March 1 issue

Qing Tu, Hosts February Tech Talk

February 20, 2019
Qing Tu, Postdoctoral Fellow, hosted the February Tech Talk!

NUANCE Sponsors MSUS Poster Competition

February 15, 2019
NUANCE was excited to be one of the sponsors for the inaugural Materials Science Umbrella Society (MSUS) Poster Competition!

NUANCE, SHyNE Images Featured in Library Exhibit

February 12, 2019
Images generated from NUANCE and SHyNE facilities are featured in a new exhibit about materials science at the Harold Washington Library.

SPID Facility Receives New Biosoft Indenter

February 5, 2019
The SPID facility is home to a new Hysitron Biosoft Indenter.

Dr. Xinqi Chen Hosts January Tech Talk

January 16, 2019
Dr. Xinqi Chen, Research Associate Professor, hosted a packed January Tech Talk!

Committee on Extraterrestrial Sample Analysis Facilities Releases a New Report

January 3, 2019
E.S.A.F.'s new report on the future needs of extraterrestrial sample analysis facilities.