Aug 16, 2019
The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates wrapped up this week with two convocations.
Jul 25, 2019
Congratulations to Tirzah Abbott and Peter Duda for winning this year's "Outstanding NNCI Staff Member Award"!
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!
May 15, 2019
KAIST Faculty tour NUANCE as part of the NU-KAIST Joint Workshop.
May 10, 2019
Two guests from Regis Technologies, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Morton Grove, visited NUANCE on Thursday.
May 8, 2019
Seventeen participants from the Transformational Food Manufacturing Workshop toured the NUANCE Center facilities.
May 2, 2019
University of Chicago hosts Spring iNANO "QUANTUM" Workshop.
Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Nasir Basit and Dr. Serkan Butun present their talk Lithography at NUFAB for Beginners and the Experienced.
Apr 8, 2019
Save the date! May 2, 2019 will be the iNANO Spring Workshop.
Apr 6, 2019
NUANCE was thrilled to participate in the International Institute for Nanotechnology’s All Scout Nano Day on April 6.
Apr 2, 2019
Keck-II got a new spectrometer thanks to funding from the Office of Research.
Mar 28, 2019
The Midwest Microscopy and Microanalyis Society held their annual Spring Meeting at Northwestern University on March 28, 2019.
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.
Mar 20, 2019
Dr. Reiner Bleher hosted this month's Tech Talk on Electron Microscopy of Biological and Soft Matter Samples.
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!
Feb 20, 2019
On behalf of Dr. Gajendra S. Shekhawat, Qing Tu, PhD, hosted a February Tech Talk on February 20, 2019.
Feb 12, 2019
Images generated from NUANCE and SHyNE facilities are featured in a new exhibit about materials science at the Harold Washington Library.
Feb 5, 2019
The SPID facility is home to a new Hysitron Biosoft Indenter.
Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Xinqi Chen, Research Associate Professor, hosted a packed January Tech Talk, "XPS or ToF-SIMS?" on January 16, 2019.
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."
Sep 19, 2018
SHyNE Resource is pleased to announce the first recipients of the SHyNE External Experiment Development (SEED) program.
Aug 1, 2018
Director of Operations for the SHyNE Resource receives award for education and outreach
Jul 26, 2018
Students visit Northwestern to see some of its facilities in Cook Hall
May 31, 2018
Distinguished speakers come together to discuss new tools and areas of research related to sensing
Apr 30, 2018
NUFAB research assistant John Ciraldo recently attended the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) in San Diego, California.
Apr 25, 2018
NUFAB postdoctoral fellow Serkan Butun attended the 2018 Mid Atlantic Electron Beam Lithography (MAEBL) Workshop.
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.
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.”
Aug 21, 2017
NUANCE is now accepting entry images for The Art of Science Image contest.
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.
Jul 21, 2017
Northwestern Materials Science and Engineering graduate student publishes work in the Journal of the American Chemical Society in July.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 31, 2017
The X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) is used for surface analysis in SHyNE’s NUANCE/Keck–II facility.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Aug 4, 2016
This week, graduate students from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism toured the NUANCE, NUCAPT and SHyNE facilities.
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.
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.