SHyNE Hosts Annual Spring Meeting at UChicago

CHICAGO, IL – 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, Friday, May 5th.

View of Pritzker nanofabrication Facility.
View of Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.
SHyNE Resource staff members tour Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.
SHyNE Resource staff members tour Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

The 2017 Annual Spring meeting was preceded by a tour of the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility. This core facility is a part of SHyNE Resource and is focused on supporting basic science application, applied research and development, and prototype production using micro and nanofabrication all within a 10,000 square foot SO class 5 cleanroom and support space, with professional staff support. The Pritzker Facility also includes a complete suite of nanofabrication equipment, including optical and ebeam lithography, chemical and vapor deposition, plasma and wet processing, and characterization equipment.

Dr. Peter Duda leads short update in spring meeting.
Dr. Peter Duda leads short update in spring meeting.

Following the tour, participants took part in a short reception and continued with the annual meeting, led by PNF Technical Director, Dr. Peter Duda, and SHyNE Director of Operations, Ben Myers, to discuss operation and facility updates, communications news, and events.

SHyNE Resource was started in September of 2015 as part of the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NCCI) and works to provide a national network of facilities to support external users.