NUANCE Center has received the 2014 Outstanding Core Facility Award!EPIC-BioCryo facilityEPIC-SEM FacilityTour of NUANCE-Keck-II facilityEPIC-SEM facilityEPIC-SEM facilityNUANCE at 2014 M&M Meeting!EPIC-TEM facilityKeck-II facilitySpecimen Preparation facilitySPID facility2014 NU Scientific Images Contest, "Capturing the Beauty of Science"

NUANCE Center has received the 2014 Outstanding Core Facility Award!

The NUANCE Center was one of four core facilities selected by the Office for Research for the 2014 Outstanding Core Facility Awards. L-R: Jay Walsh, Qianqian Li, Chad Goeser, Xin Wang, Raymond Bailey, Mary Pat Doyle, Eric Miller, Gajendra Shekhawat, Ben Myers, Eric W. Roth, Mike Ambrogio, Xinqi Chen, Tsunenori Nomaguchi, Phil Hockberger

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EPIC-BioCryo facility

High pressure-frozen and freeze fractured primary mesenchyme cell from a sea urchin embryo. Image taken by Irene Chang, Post Doctoral Fellow (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Joester group) with the Hitachi S4800. * Grand Prize Winner - 2014 NUANCE Image Gallery Contest *

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EPIC-SEM Facility

SEM micrograph of a severed blood vessel within a 3D-printed Hyperelastic Bone scaffold. At the time of chemical fixation, the vessel was in the middle of bleeding. Red blood cells, as well as a monocyte can be seen. Nerve fibers surround the vessel wall. Image taken by Adam Jakus, Graduate Student (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shah group) with the LEO Gemini 1525. * Honorable Mention - 2014 NUANCE Image Gallery Contest *

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Tour of NUANCE-Keck-II facility

Students and Faculty from the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City, MX) toured our Keck-II and EPIC facilities 9/18/2014

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EPIC-SEM facility

From a High School Outreach project. A gnat eye false colored to look even more awesome. Image taken by Mark Trosper McClendon, Graduate Student (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Stupp group) with the Hitachi S4800. * Honorable Mention - 2014 NUANCE Image Gallery Contest *

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EPIC-SEM facility

An image of polymer dewetting on Si substrate after annealing, while Au nanoparticles are formed. Image taken by Yu Zhou, Graduate Student (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Mirkin group) with the Hitachi S4800. * Honorable Mention - 2014 NUANCE Image Gallery Contest *

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NUANCE at 2014 M&M Meeting!

The NUANCE Center was at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2014 Meeting in Hartford, CT. Attendees stopped by our booth, where they learned about what NUANCE could do for them, and received free take away items!

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EPIC-TEM facility

The image is of regrown gold nanoprisms. The gold prisms shaded red have zero corner truncations, while blue, green, and purple correspond to one, two, and three corner truncations, respectively. Image taken by Roshan Abid, Undergraduate Student (NU Department of Chemistry, Mirkin group) with the Hitachi H-8100. * Honorable Mention - 2014 NUANCE Image Gallery Contest *

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Keck-II facility

This photomicrograph depicts a 1-mm sized, boron-doped diamond (called type-IIb diamond) grown by Dr. Liu, who is investigating the properties and distribution of boron-rich regions, revealed by darker shades in this image. Image taken by Xiaobing Liu, Post-Doctoral Fellow (NU Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jacobsen group) using the 3D Optical Microscope. * Honorable Mention - 2014 NUANCE Image Gallery Contest *

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Specimen Preparation facility

The NUANCE Center has a superior Specimen Preparation facility, located within our EPIC facility

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SPID facility

High Resolution Confocal Images of S1P and thrombin differentially altered F-actin structure in human pulmonary endothelium cells (Lung Cells). Taken by Mary Brown, Senior Research Specialist (University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine) with the Bruker Dimension FastScan AFM. * Honorable Mention - 2014 NUANCE Image Gallery Contest *

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2014 NU Scientific Images Contest, "Capturing the Beauty of Science"

NUANCE's own Eric Miller received 5th place for his image, “Enamel Crystals”, in the annual SiS Image Contest

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