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Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Spring Meeting

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"Novel Applications of Electron Microscopy in Hard And Soft Materials"

March 25, 2022 8am-4pm

Abbott Auditorium, Pancoe Life Sciences Building
Northwestern University, Evanston Campus
Evanston, IL


*Directions and Parking Information can be found here.*

Program Schedule 

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Coffee  

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

9:05 – 9:50 AM  

Prof. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, University of Illinois at Chicago 

In-Situ TEM Studies of High Entropy Alloy Nanoparticles Under Gas Environment 

 9:50 - 10:15 AM 

Joanna Korpanty, PhD candidate, Northwestern University 

Studying Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Nanomaterials via Liquid-Cell     

Transmission Electron Microscopy 

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Break & Visit with Vendors 

10:30 - 11:15 AM 

Jotham Austin, II, PhD, Facility Director, Research Assistant Professor,  

University of Chicago 

Cytoneme Ultrastructure Revealed Through Advanced Cryopreservation And Volumetric Imaging Of The Early Embryo 

 11:15 - 11:40 AM

Bibash Sapkota, PhD candidate, Klie Group, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Determination Of the Thermal Expansion Coefficient And the Local Temperature 

Measurements Of Si Nanoparticles With Nanometer Resolution 

11:40 AM – 1:10 PM

Lunch & Visit with Vendors 

1:10 – 1:55 PM 

Dr. Yuzi Liu, Staff Scientist, Argonne National Lab 

Correlative Electron and Synchrotron X-ray Microscopy for Energy Materials 

1:55 – 2:20 PM

Francisco Lagunas, PhD candidate, Klie Group, University of Illinois at Chicago 

In-situ Cooling Study of Two-Dimensional Transitional Metal Carbides with  

Organic Surface Terminations 

2:20 – 2:35 PM

 Coffee/tea Break 

2:35 – 3:00 PM

M3S Business Meeting 

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Dr. Kunmo Koo, Research Associate, Northwestern University 

To Seal Or Not To Seal?: Resolution And Contrast At The Closed-cell Gas Microscopy And Open-cell Environmental Microscopy 

3:30 – 3:55 PM

Abhijit Phakatkar, PhD candidate, University of Illinois 

In-situ Graphene Liquid Cell Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies  

Investigating Antibacterial Mechanisms of Multimetallic Nanoparticles 

3:55 – 4:05 PM 

 Closing Remarks 


*Optional tour of NUANCE’s facilities in the Technological Institute, AB-Wing 


M3S Annual Membership Fee:
$5 for students  /  $20 for academic/government/corporate