NNCI Coordinating Office Visits SHyNE Resource

EVANSTON, IL – 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.

They met with the staff, experienced the collaborative nature of the SHyNE Resource, our amazing capabilities and techniques, our talented professional staff, our wonderful users, our education and outreach efforts, and the incredible research that flows through our facilities.

The two-day tour of SHyNE facilities included a meet and greet with technical staff and administrative staff, including Prof. Vinayak Dravid and Prof Chad Mirkin; walk though of the Northwestern University Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility (NUFAB), Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC); lunch with external and internal super-users, along with Prof, Emily Weiss of the SHyNE Internal Steering Committee; and additional walk-throughs of the Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental (NUANCE) Center, X-Ray Diffraction Facility (XRD), Center for Atom Probe Technology (NUCAPT), and the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility (PNF). The second day of the tour included visits to the Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) Peptide Synthesis Core and the Analytical bioNano Technology Equipment Core (ANTEC).

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.

Meet and greet with SHyNE Facility administrative and technical staff. Presentation by Prof. Vinayak Dravid, Director of SHyNE Resource. Lunch with external and internal super-users and Prof. Emily Weiss.
Meet and greet with SHyNE Facility
administrative and technical staff.
Presentation by Prof. Vinayak Dravid,
Director of SHyNE Resource.
Lunch with external and internal users
and Prof. Emily Weiss.
EPIC BioCryo Tour of the Northwestern University Center for Atom Probe Tomography.
Tour of the Northwestern University
Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization
Experimental (NUANCE) Center
Tour of the NUANCE Center Tour of the Northwestern University
Center for Atom Probe Tomography.
Tour of the Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) Peptide Synthesis Core. Tour of the SQI Analytical bioNano Technology Equipment Core (ANTEC) Tour of the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility and Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) Facilities
Tour of the Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI)
Peptide Synthesis Core.
Tour of the SQI Analytical bioNano Technology
Equipment Core (ANTEC).
Tour of the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility
and Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) Facilities.