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The NUANCE 2022 "Art of Science" Image Contest

Image Contest winners  
2022 "Art of Science" 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! 


The NUANCE Center acts as a scientist’s laboratory and an artist’s studio. Innovative research produces images that communicate scientific discoveries as well as compelling designs. At NUANCE we understand that nanoscale research often yields awe-inspiring images that grant access into a potentially unfamiliar sub-microscopic world. We want to extend a glimpse of our student and staff researchers’ perspectives on this world to those connected, directly or indirectly, to nanotechnology fields through NUANCE’s annual scientific image contest. The NUANCE "Art of Science” image contest commemorates and unveils the talented persons behind the instrument and the aesthetics emerging beyond the science.

View all the 2022 Entries!


Overall Division - 1st Place:
  "Snowswept Memory"

Image by Haomiao Xie, Farha Group; Hitachi SU8030

 Snowswept memory

Overall Division - 2nd Place:
  "Burning Star"

 Image by Debabrata Sengupta, Farha Group; Hitachi SU8030

Burning Star

Overall Division - 3rd Place:
  "Blossoms Across the Valley"

 Image by Fanrui Sha, Farha Group; Hitachi S-4800

Blossoms Across the Valley

Director's Pick:  "Colloidal Crystal Still Life"

 Image by Katie Landy, Mirkin Group; Hitachi SU8030

Colloidal Crystal Still Life


Staff Pick: "Hypnosis" 

Image by Paul Smeets, NUANCE Center; JEOL ARM300F (S)TEM



Honorable Mention:  "Coral"

 Image by Yu Chen, Gianneschi Group; JEOL JSM 7900FLV


Honorable Mention
:  "Ruins"

 Image by Tiffany Wu, Dunand Group; JEOL JSM-7900FLV



Honorable Mention:  "Peptide's Comet"

 Image by Kristen Wek, Stupp Group; Hitachi SU8030

Peptide's Comet


Honorable Mention:  "Hard Candy"

 Image by Han Fu, Gray Group; Hitachi S-4800

Hard Candy


Honorable Mention:  "Bubbles"

 Image by Brendon Kerwin, Marks Group; Bruker Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscope


Check Out all the entries in the
2022 "Art of Science" Image Contest! 

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