Summer REU program ends with convocations at Northwestern, Cornell

Aug 16, 2019

The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates wrapped up this week with two convocations.

Tirzah Abbott awarded as outstanding NNCI staff member

Jul 25, 2019

Congratulations to Tirzah Abbott and Peter Duda for winning this year's "Outstanding NNCI Staff Member Award"!

SHyNE hosts visiting undergraduates via REU program

Jul 16, 2019

SHyNE is excited to once again host a group of undergraduates as part of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center’s Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program!

NU-KAIST Joint Workshop

May 15, 2019

KAIST Faculty tour NUANCE as part of the NU-KAIST Joint Workshop.

SHyNE director hosts visitors from Regis Technologies

May 10, 2019

Two guests from Regis Technologies, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Morton Grove, visited NUANCE on Thursday.

TFMI Tour NUANCE Facilities

May 8, 2019

Seventeen participants from the Transformational Food Manufacturing Workshop toured the NUANCE Center facilities.

iNANO Spring 2019 "QUANTUM" Workshop

May 2, 2019

University of Chicago hosts Spring iNANO "QUANTUM" Workshop.

Dr. Nasir Basit and Dr. Serkan Butun Host April's Tech Talk

Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Nasir Basit and Dr. Serkan Butun present their talk Lithography at NUFAB for Beginners and the Experienced.

2019 iNANO Spring Workshop - QUANTUM

Apr 8, 2019

Save the date! May 2, 2019 will be the iNANO Spring Workshop.

NUANCE participates in IIN’s All Scout Nano Day

Apr 6, 2019

NUANCE was thrilled to participate in the International Institute for Nanotechnology’s All Scout Nano Day on April 6.

Keck-II gets new spectrometer

Apr 2, 2019

Keck-II got a new spectrometer thanks to funding from the Office of Research.

Midwest Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (M3S) hold their Spring Meeting

Mar 28, 2019

The Midwest Microscopy and Microanalyis Society held their annual Spring Meeting at Northwestern University on March 28, 2019.

BioCryo holds mPrep ASP-1000 Workshop with Microscopy Innovations

Mar 27, 2019

On March 27, 2019 the BioCryo facility held a lunch, lecture and demo of Microscopy Innovations mPrep ASP-100 Auto Specimen Processor.

Dr. Reiner Bleher hosts March's Tech Talk

Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Reiner Bleher hosted this month's Tech Talk on Electron Microscopy of Biological and Soft Matter Samples.

SHyNE, NUANCE celebrate #WomenInNano

Mar 8, 2019

SHyNE and NUANCE are honoring Women in History Month by recognizing female students who are sure to make a big impact on the field of studying tiny things!

Qing Tu, PhD hosts February Tech Talk

Feb 20, 2019

On behalf of Dr. Gajendra S. Shekhawat, Qing Tu, PhD, hosted a February Tech Talk on February 20, 2019. 

NUANCE, SHyNE images featured in library exhibit

Feb 12, 2019

Images generated from NUANCE and SHyNE facilities are featured in a new exhibit about materials science at the Harold Washington Library.

SPID facility receives new biosoft indenter

Feb 5, 2019

The SPID facility is home to a new Hysitron Biosoft Indenter.

Dr. Xinqi Chen hosts January Tech Talk

Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Xinqi Chen, Research Associate Professor, hosted a packed January Tech Talk, "XPS or ToF-SIMS?" on January 16, 2019.

SHyNE Annual Meeting on November 14, 2018

Nov 29, 2018

On November 14, 2018, SHyNE Resource met for their annual meeting.

Oct 12, 2018

The Simpson Querrey Institute is hosting a lecture by Sean Allen, of the Evan Scott Lab, titled, “Rapid, Sterile, and Clinical-Scale Synthesis and Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers for Applications in Nanomedicine."

SEED Funding Recipients

Sep 19, 2018

SHyNE Resource is pleased to announce the first recipients of the SHyNE External Experiment Development (SEED) program.

Ben Myers Receives NNCI Award

Aug 1, 2018

Director of Operations for the SHyNE Resource receives award for education and outreach

Students from Kennedy King College visit SHyNE facilities

Jul 26, 2018

Students visit Northwestern to see some of its facilities in Cook Hall

SHyNE Resources Hosts Spring 2018 iNANO Workshop

May 31, 2018

Distinguished speakers come together to discuss new tools and areas of research related to sensing

NUFAB research assistant attends American Vacuum Society conference

Apr 30, 2018

NUFAB research assistant John Ciraldo recently attended the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) in San Diego, California.

NUFAB postdoc attends 2018 Mid Atlantic Electron Beam Lithography (MAEBL) Workshop

Apr 25, 2018

NUFAB postdoctoral fellow Serkan Butun attended the 2018 Mid Atlantic Electron Beam Lithography (MAEBL) Workshop.

2018 iNANO Spring Workshop

Apr 11, 2018

iNANO will hold its 2018 spring workshop at Northwestern University on May 22, 2018. The topic is sensors.

Fraser Stoddart: The Man Behind the Celebrity

Oct 27, 2017

Molecular machines can perform tasks such as removing toxins from chaotic environments. But Stoddart’s lab is a haven of tidiness and order. SHyNE spoke to members of his research team at Northwestern University to get know the mentor for whom they work.

SHyNE Resource Hosts Science Communications Workshop

Oct 24, 2017

The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource (SHyNE) partnered with the Medill School of Journalism to host the science communications workshop, “Taking Command of Science Communication Seminar.”

"The Art of Science" Image Contest

Aug 21, 2017

NUANCE is now accepting entry images for The Art of Science Image contest.

NUANCE Staff Goes on Retreat

Aug 7, 2017

Staff of the Northwestern University's Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE) went on a retreat July 28th to reflect on the current and future status of NUANCE in the broader context of science, engineering, and society as a major nanotechnology facility in Midwest.

Research Highlight: "Structural Evolution of Three-Component Nanoparticles in Polymer Nanoreactors"

Jul 21, 2017

Northwestern Materials Science and Engineering graduate student publishes work in the Journal of the American Chemical Society in July.

Research Highlight: “The effects of chemical fixation on the cellular nanostructure”

Jul 7, 2017

Yue Li, Applied Physics graduate student in the Dravid group, had her research on chemical fixation on the cellular nanostructure published in Elsevier Inc.

Automatic Cell Imager and Plate Reader Cytation3

Jun 30, 2017

The Automatic Cell Imager and Plate Reader Cytation3 is housed at the Analytical bioNanotechnology Core (ANTEC) of the Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI). The Cytation3 combines cell imaging and conventional microplate detection, thus enabling an array of analytical technologies ranging from microscopy, automatic cell counting, sub-population analysis and image statistics to absorbance, luminescence, and fluorescence detection on slides, flasks, and plates.

Heidelberg MLA150

Jun 12, 2017

The Heidelberg MLA150 is a direct write lithography tool located in SHyNE Resource’s Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility (PNF) at The University of Chicago.

SHyNE Hosts Annual Spring Meeting at UChicago

May 12, 2017

The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource hosted their annual Spring Meeting at the William Eckhardt Research Center on the University of Illinois’ Chicago campus.

Bruker Avance III 600 MHz system

May 10, 2017

The Bruker Avance III 600 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) system is primarily used for variable temperature and heteronuclear experiments for polymer, supramolecular assembly, and other novel materials.

Sodium-Ion Batteries May Power the Next Big Break In Tech

Apr 24, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at Northwestern University are developing and testing a sodium-selenium battery. They found that sodium reacts faster and charges rapidly without losing capacity. And sodium is highly available in earth in the form of sea salts.

Apr 21, 2017

The Deep Reactive Ion Etcher (DRIE) uses a patented process to etch 3D features into silicon wafers.

John Ciraldo Invited to speak at the 2017 NNCI ALD/MOCVD Symposium

Apr 10, 2017

John Ciraldo, Research Associate for Northwestern University’s Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility (NUFAB), was invited to the 2017 National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Atomic Layer Deposition/Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (NNCI ALD/MOCVD) Symposium at Stanford University April 6-7th.

NNCI Coordinating Office Visits SHyNE Resource

Mar 21, 2017

Prof. Oliver Brand and Dr. Nancy Healy, representatives from the NNCI Coordinating Office, visited the SHYNE Resource facilities at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Mar 17, 2017

The Hitachi HD-2300 Dual EDS Cryo STEM (HD 2300) is a versatile Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope used for imaging and elemental analysis.

Pittcon 2017

Mar 10, 2017

The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource had the opportunity to participate in Pittcon 2017 which took place March 6th through March 9th.

Rigaku SMAX3000

Mar 2, 2017

The ability to create nanostructures and their controlled assemblies on solid substrates and in bulk solutions is critical for advancement of many technologies. The Rigaku SMAX3000 aids in the study of nanostructures by using X-ray scattering for deducing nanoparticles’ shape, size distribution, assembly structure, and defects in a particular structure.

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Jan 31, 2017

The X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) is used for surface analysis in SHyNE’s NUANCE/Keck–II facility.

SHyNE Hosts 2016 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference

Jan 25, 2017

The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host the annual Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE) Grantees Conference. The two-day conference took place December 12 – 13th and explored development, research, and challenges in the nanoscale field.

3D printed bone may hold key to treating birth defects and accidents

Jan 23, 2017

Northwestern scientists are developing a new 3D printable rendition of a simple material which might hold the key to regenerating bone to treat accidents or birth defects such as cleft palate.  

SHyNE Represented at NNCI Annual Meeting

Jan 19, 2017

Prof. Vinayak Dravid, Director of Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource, attended the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) Annual Meeting at Georgia Tech in Atlanta last week. Prof. Dravid presented the first year SHyNE results to the program directors and staff from the NSF and the other 15 NNCI sites.

Participants of the NU-ACCESS and Art History Department Open House Tour the SHyNE Facilities

Dec 2, 2016

The Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS) and Art History Department held an Open House Friday, December 2nd, which included tours of the Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource (SHyNE) facilities used in art and science research collaboration

Mundelein High School’s Nanotechnology Class Visits SHyNE Facilities

Nov 9, 2016

Students from Mundelein High School’s Nanotechnology and Research class toured the Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource (SHyNE) facilities to understand nanotechnology research and application at the university level.

Post - INN Symposium Tours of the SHyNE Facilities

Oct 7, 2016

The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental Resource (SHyNE) partnered with the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) to offer tours of the SHyNE facilities and instrumentation.

Medill graduate students tour NUANCE, NUCAPT and SHyNE facilities

Aug 4, 2016

This week, graduate students from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism toured the NUANCE, NUCAPT and SHyNE facilities.

SHyNE Resource attends IFT 16

Jul 25, 2016

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) had its annual meeting last week, July 16-19 in Chicago. Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental (SHyNE) Resource was at the convention held at McCormick Place to promote its facilities and bring in external users.

The Next Rising Stars of SQI Lectures

Jul 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, SQI Core Facilities will be hosting their “Rising Stars of SQI” lectures in the Baldwin Seminar Room at the Northwesterns Chicago Campus.