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NUANCE: Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

2023 News

Groundbreaking NUANCE Research Published in Nature Communications

December 5, 2023
NUANCE Director Vinayak Dravid and Xiaobing Hu, EPIC facility manager use atomic resolution imaging technique to determine the accurate structural features of vaterite CaCO3.


December 4, 2023
The Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Infrastructure and Operations subgroup visited the NUANCE Center to see how we manage the incredible amounts of data generated from active research every day.

NUANCE Center Host Schmidt Science Fellows

November 17, 2023
NUANCE Center was honored to host the Schmidt Science Fellows for a series of short tours.


November 15, 2023
NanoTechnology club tours NUANCE Facilities

Sargent Research Group tour NUANCE

November 7, 2023
Sargent Research Group and guests tour NUANCE


November 7, 2023
CAMECA presented a morning seminar on SIMS systems.
Vinayak Dravid

SHyNE Attends NNCI Annual Conference at Stanford University

November 1, 2023
The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) held their Annual meeting on October 25 – 27, 2023.

2 Day Workshop with Oxford Instruments

October 25, 2023
SEM EDS, WDS, and EBSD virtual workshops in the morning and live demo's in the afternoon hosted by the NUANCE Center in collaboration with Oxford Instruments

NUANCE Fest 2023!

October 9, 2023
Another year celebrating National Nano Day!

Freshmen Nanotechnology Seminar Tours NUANCE

September 29, 2023
Prof. Gesmundo's freshmen seminar students check out NUANCE!

TERA-Print visits NUANCE

September 21, 2023
TERA-Print presents their nano printer capabilities with a workshop and live demo!

NUANCE attends IMC 20

September 20, 2023
NUANCE attends 20th anniversary conference held in Busan, South Korea!

NUANCE Director attends Leadership Summit in Washington DC

September 15, 2023
Organized by the NNCI, Director Dravid attends as an expert in the field of Nanotechnology

2023 Chemistry of Life Core Crawl!

September 14, 2023
NUANCE's BioCryo facility represents at the 2023 Core Crawl!

IIN Muenster Symposium tour

September 3, 2023
Participants in the 2nd Northwestern/Muenster Symposium get a look around NUANCE

A virtual visit to Chicago's Boys and Girls Club!

August 24, 2023
NUANCE’s SEM Assistant Manager, Krysten Villalon, participates in Science and Society’s Talk to a Scientist event!

New article published in Nature Communications

August 7, 2023
The remarkable findings have been selected as Editor’s Highlights!

2023 REU Convocation

August 1, 2023
SHyNE’s 5 REU students presented their work during the 2023 Convocation, hosted by Montana State University.

RET/REU Farewell Party

July 28, 2023
We bid a fond farewell to our 2023 RET and REU participants!

SHyNE Welcomes 2023 RET's and REU'S

June 20, 2023
On June 20, 2023, SHyNE and the NUANCE Center were excited to welcome the 2023 Summer REU and RET participants to the program.

NUANCE and Gatan AMETEK host Virtual Workshop

June 7, 2023
NUANCE EPIC TEM team co-host virtual workshop with Gatan AMETEK on scanning diffraction and EELS!

NNCI Understanding the Rules of Life Webinar Series

May 24, 2023
The University of Minnesota and SHyNE Resource, as part of the NNCI’s Rules of Life Webinar Series, held a virtual event on May 24, 2023.

2-Day XPS Workshop

May 18, 2023
NUANCE and Thermo Fisher host 2-Day XPS Workshop!

VPD Research Group & NUANCE participate in MSSA's 5K!

May 15, 2023
VPD Research Group and NUANCE Center participate in the annual MSSA 5K

Tirzah Abbott Takes Part in Chicago's C2E2!

April 2, 2023
Tirzah Abbott, SEM Facility Manager, asked to speak at C2E2's "Weird Science" panel!

NUANCE Hosts Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Spring Meeting!

March 30, 2023
NUANCE hosts M3S in a new location!

New in NUANCE!

March 28, 2023
The NUANCE Center is excited to announce 2 new instruments to our BioCryo facility!

NNCI RET's Attend NSTA- Atlanta

March 28, 2023
NNCI Collaborative RET Teachers hold workshop at NSTA-Atlanta 2023

CPS's 'NU Academy' Tours NUANCE

March 17, 2023
Chicago Public High School Students Tour NUANCE!

NUANCE helps bring the nano-world to Goudy Elementary's STEM night!

March 14, 2023
NUANCE helps bring the nano-world to Goudy Elementary's STEM night!

3rd Annual Women in Microscopy Conference

March 8, 2023
NUANCE and MSE Student Council Host 3rd Annual Women in Microscopy Conference!

2023 Career Day for Girls

February 25, 2023
Another year participating in Career Day for Girls!

Chemistry and Biological Engineering Students Visit NUANCE

February 24, 2023
Prospective Students of the ChBE Department Take a Tour!

NUANCE Centers Holds Annual Meeting

February 20, 2023
NUANCE Center Facilities meet to discuss progress of 2022 and plans for 2023!

NUANCE visits with Columbia College Photographers

February 15, 2023
The NUANCE Center team discussed the process of imaging using electron microscopes with Columbia College's Photography class.

7th Annual SHyNE Resource Meeting!

February 1, 2023
SHyNE Resource stakeholders and advisors meet IN-PERSON for the first time since 2019!