SHyNE Resource provides access to the state-of-the art research facilities and technical expertise at Northwestern University and University of Chicago. With broad capabilities in nanoscale characterization and fabrication, we serve scientists and engineers from industry, academia, government and non-profit sectors as part of the NSF National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program.


The SHyNE Facilities serve the needs of several industries across the Chicagoland Area, including aerospace, consumer products, biotech and many more.


Our labs are operated by technical experts that can assist you with data collection and analysis as well as provide training for your team.


SHyNE facilities offer an array of characterization tools  across several orders of magnitude from atomic and molecular studies all the way to macroscopic structures.


SHyNE Facilities Tour for IIN Symposium Attendees

Each year SHyNE partners with the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) to offer a tour of SHyNE facilities and instrumentation following the IIN's annual Symposium open to all symposium participants.This year's tour took place on November 15th.  The 1.5...

SHyNE holds their 4th Annual Meeting

SHyNE held their 4th Annual Meeting this week on November 12, 2019 on Northwestern's Evanston campus. The meeting kicked-off with coffee and a warm welcome by SHyNE Director, Professor Vinayak P. Dravid. To lead off the presentations, Peter J. Duda, Technical Director...

Tirzah Abbott awarded as outstanding NNCI staff member

Congratulations to Tirzah Abbott and Peter Duda for winning this year's "Outstanding NNCI Staff Member Award"! Tirzah, NUANCE and SHyNE's own SEM imaging specialist, has been selected to receive one of the two 2019 NNCI Staff Awards in the category of "Outstanding...

SHyNE hosts visiting undergraduates via REU program

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! Thirty faculty members from seven different departments are involved in the...

NU-KAIST Joint Workshop

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, The Department of Materials Science & Engineering presented a NU-KAIST Joint Workshop. This was a collaborative workshop designed to build sustainable relationships between Northwestern University and KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of...

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