NUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Neena GildaProf. Dravid and Dr. Shekhawat publish paper in NanoscaleCareer Day for Girls at NUANCENUANCE Staff Co-Author “Paradigm-Shifting” Research Paper in Integrative BiologyKarl Hagglund Hosts first Coffee Hour of the YearThe NUANCE Center Welcomes Dr. Hee Joon JungDr. Jinsong Wu Presents In Situ TEM Research at Conference in Huzhou, ChinaNUANCE Scientists Co-author paper published in Nano Letters

NUANCE warmly welcomes Dr. Neena Gilda

NUANCE is proud to introduce the newest member of the SPID team, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Neena Gilda. Dr. Gilda obtained her PhD in Microelectronics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

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Prof. Dravid and Dr. Shekhawat publish paper in Nanoscale

Vinayak Dravid and Gajendra Shekhawat have published a new article, entitled “Contrast mechanisms on nanoscale subsurface imaging in ultrasonic AFM: scattering of ultrasonic waves and contact stiffness of the tip–sample,” in the journal Nanoscale. The research was in collaboration with a group of researchers from the University of Calgary and made use of the SPID facility's AFM.

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Career Day for Girls at NUANCE

Saturday, February 25 was the 46th Career Day for Girls, an annual event organized by the Society for Women Engineers. NUANCE's EPIC facility was one of many labs across campus to open its doors to school-aged girls interested in science and engineering, with graduate students offering demonstrations on the facility’s high-tech microscopes.

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NUANCE Staff Co-Author “Paradigm-Shifting” Research Paper in Integrative Biology

A Northwestern-based team of researchers, led by Teresa Woodruff and Thomas O’Halloran and including EPIC's Reiner Bleher and Eric W. Roth, recently published a paper in Integrative Biology. The article, entitled “Zinc sparks induce physiochemical changes in the egg zona pellucida that prevent polyspermy,” reveals a previously unknown role of zinc in hardening the tissue surrounding a fertilized egg cell.

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Karl Hagglund Hosts first Coffee Hour of the Year

On Wednesday, January 18, the first NUANCE Coffee Hour of 2017 was held in the Cook Hall Atrium. The Coffee Hour is an opportunity for NUANCE users to get to know the facility staff and each other in a friendly, informal setting. This month's host was Karl Hagglund, SEM facility manager at EPIC.

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The NUANCE Center Welcomes Dr. Hee Joon Jung

NUANCE is proud to present the newest member of the EPIC facility staff: Dr. Hee Joon Jung joined NUANCE as a postdoctoral fellow in 2016, after obtaining his PhD from Stanford University and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington.

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Dr. Jinsong Wu Presents In Situ TEM Research at Conference in Huzhou, China

Dr. Jinsong Wu recetly attended the 9th International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Application (ABAA-9) in Huzhou, China. Dr. Wu displayed his own research using In Situ TEM technology at NUANCE's EPIC facility, and explored avenues of collaboration with international researchers and industry representatives.

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NUANCE Scientists Co-author paper published in Nano Letters

A group of NU Materials Science and Engineering researchers has recently pubished an article in the ACS journal Nano Letters, entitled "Au@MoS 2 Core − Shell Heterostructures with Strong Light − Matter Interactions." Among the authors are NUANCE postdoctoral fellow Yuan Li, Keck-II Facility Manager Xinqi Chen, and NUANCE director Vinayak Dravid.

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