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NUANCE Hosts X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Workshop

Dr. Xinqi Chen and Bill Sgammoto with the opening remarks of the workshop.Last month, the NUANCE Center hosted an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Workshop in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, SHyNE Resource and NU-MRSEC. The workshop took place May 25th at Ruan Center at Northwestern University where 80 participates joined to hear multiple guest speakers highlight the various aspects, research, and use of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

The workshop began with breakfast and opening remarks from Director of the NUANCE, Prof. Vinayak Dravid, NUANCE’s KECK-II Facility Manager, Dr. Xinqi Chen, and Thermo Fisher’s Bill Sgammoto. This was followed by a talk on “Energy Conversion, Storage and Transfer in 2D Material Based Systems” from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Prof. Amin Salehi-Khojin. Next, Prof. Salehi-Khojin, Prof. Thomas P. Beebe, Jr from the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry spoke to participants on “Surface Analysis in the World of Fine Art.”

Prof. Thomas Beebe Jr presents on After a break for lunch, participants then listened in on a talk from Thermo Fisher’s Dr. Paul Mack on “Enhancing Surface and Thin Film Analysis through In-Situ Complementary XPS, UPS and ISS.” This was followed by Dr. Yuan Li of Harvard University, who spoke on “Building Molecular Diodes from Redox Active Proteins Absorbed on Self-Assembled Monolayers.”

The rest of the afternoon was filled by an optional instrument demonstration with Dr. Paul Mack, complimentary of Thermo Fisher, and a closing reception.

Prof. Vinayak Dravid leads opening of the XPS Workshop. Thermo Fisher's Bill Sgamotto leads in his opening remarks for the workshop.
Q and A at workshop. Dr. Paul Mack leads in his presentation on “Enhancing Surface and Thin Film Analysis through In-Situ Complementary XPS, UPS and ISS.”
XPS tutorial in Keck-II. Guest speakers enjoy the reception after the workshop.