NUANCE 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 Fest 2016NUANCE Scientists Co-author paper published in Nano Letters2016 NUANCE Center Image Contest Winners AnnouncedThe NUANCE Center receives Gold Star Award from the NU Office for Research

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 Fest 2016

On October 19, students, faculty and staff gathered for the annual NUANCE fest, an opportunity for new students and researchers to get to know the resources NUANCE has to offer. Tours of the EPIC, KECK-II, NUFAB, and SPID facilities were followed by a reception in the Cook Hall Atrium.

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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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2016 NUANCE Center Image Contest Winners Announced

At the Image Gallery Reception of October 5, the winners of the 2016 NUANCE Center Image Contest were announced. Congratulations Dr. Kai He (1st place), Eileen Seo (2nd place), and Dr. Reiner Bleher (3rd place)! Eight more finalists, whose work is currently on display near the EPIC facility in Cook Hall and the SPIC facility in Silverman, received an honorable mention.

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The NUANCE Center receives Gold Star Award from the NU Office for Research

For the second year in a row, the NUANCE center has been selected for a Gold Star Award by the NU Office of Research. Awards were conferred at the annual core Facilities Colloquium and Awards Luncheon, held on September 23. NUANCE Director Vinayak Dravid was a keynote speaker.

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