NUANCE Coffee Hour featuring Dr. Xinqi Chen Dr. Reiner Bleher awarded for Applied Learning Project (ALP) presentationDr. Jinsong Wu promoted to associate research professorPresenting the new FEI Quanta FEG 650 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring MeetingThe 2016 Scanning Probe Microscopy Short Courses and Training Workshop CryoSEM Workshop 2016EPIC Facility Manager wins 2016 M&M Professional Technical Staff Award

NUANCE Coffee Hour featuring Dr. Xinqi Chen

This month’s NUANCE Center Coffee Hour was hosted by Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science (Keck-II) Center facility manager Dr. Xinqi Chen in the Cook Hall first floor atrium. About 65 people attended the coffee hour and talked to Dr. Chen about XPS, SIMS, and other Keck-II facilities.

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Dr. Reiner Bleher awarded for Applied Learning Project (ALP) presentation

Dr. Reiner Bleher hosted the 2016 CryoSEM workshop in hopes that focusing on one BioCryo method would help him reach a niche audience. From what he learned in a Kellogg Executive Education course, he anticipated the event would attract more audience members if he focused on one rather than a broad array of techniques. The workshop reached near maximum capacity at about 60 people.

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Dr. Jinsong Wu promoted to associate research professor

Congratulations to Dr. Jinsong Wu on his recent promotion to associate research professor!

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Presenting the new FEI Quanta FEG 650

The NUANCE Center is happy to announce the arrival of the FEI Quanta FEG 650, which replaced the older model FEI Quanta FEG 600. The FEI Quanta FEG 650 is fully operational and ready for use. If interested in using the instrument, please contact SEM manager Karl Hagglund (karl.hagglund@northwestern.edu).

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2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting

Dr. Yuan Li, Dr. Jinsong Wu, Dr. Qianqian Li and graduate student Fernando Castro attended the 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) spring meeting in Phoenix, AZ, from March 28 to April 1.

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The 2016 Scanning Probe Microscopy Short Courses and Training Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the Scanning Probe Microscopy Short Courses and Training Workshop from April 21 to 22. It was a pleasure to sponsor this event with Bruker and host so many students, postdoctoral fellows, professors, researchers and science technical staff. A huge thank you also to our engaging speakers and presenters!

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CryoSEM Workshop 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s CyroSEM Workshop! We were honored to have presentations by the NUANCE Center’s BioCryo facility manager and research assistant professor Reiner Bleher, associate professor Derk Joester, postdoctoral fellow Irene Chang, and Mager Scientific technical sales representative Mike Boykin as well as BioCryo demonstrations by research technologist Eric Roth in the afternoon.

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EPIC Facility Manager wins 2016 M&M Professional Technical Staff Award

Out of over 300 applicants, NUANCE Center’s EPIC Facility TEM manager Jinsong Wu was chosen as one of the few to win the 2016 M&M Professional Technical Staff Award for his paper, “Atomic Resolution in-situ TEM Studies of Lithium Electrochemistry in Co3O4-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite.”

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