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ChemMatCARS beamline scientist, Dr. Mrinal Bera hosted graduate students at NX School on August 15, 2023.
In early May 2023, NSF’s ChemMatCARS organized the latest in a series of workshops bringing together users and staff. The purpose was a look ahead to the future of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) as it undergoes a major upgrade of the x-ray source, and the construction of a second, independent beamline that ChemMatCARS is building (funded by the National Science Foundation [NSF]) in order to exploit the capabilities of the upgraded APS and expand research opportunities for its users.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students run their experiment at 15-ID. NSF’s ChemMatCARS hosted a team with four high school students and one teacher from Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart to participate 2022-23 Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP). The goal of ESRP is for each high school team that establishes a scientific research project that can...
2022 Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS (GSRAC): Luis Ortuno Macias, Pedro Bertolini and Xiaotong Zhang
Luis Ortuno Macias and Pedro Bertolini worked with Professor Binhua Lin, Dr. Wei Bu, and Dr. Mrinal Bera. Both are third-year PhD students from the Department of Chemical Engineering at City College of New York, working with Charles Maldarelli. The third student, Xiaotong Zhang, was hosted by Professor Yu-Sheng Chen. Zhang is a fourth-year PhD student in chemistry,...
Faculty-student team from Hope College discovers the orientation packing of clusters of nanoparticles by using X-ray diffraction
Professor Yu-Sheng Chen welcomed Assistant Professor Natalia Gonzalez-Pech and her student, rising sophomore Nicholas Figueroa, from the Department of Chemistry at Hope College, an all-undergraduate institution in Holland, Michigan. Figueroa spent six weeks at the beamline; Gonzalez-Pech visited periodically as her schedule permitted. The following is a lightly...
After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, we have welcomed FaSTRAC and GSRAC recipients on-site this summer. Assistant Professor Natalia Gonzalez-Pech and her student, Nicholas Figueroa, from Department of Chemistry in Hope College will be hosted by Professor Yu-Sheng Chen. We have 3 GSRAC recipients this year: Pedro Bertolini and Luis Ortuno Macias from...
NSF’s ChemMatCARS participated in the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) organized by Argonne National Laboratory. This program is specifically designed to bring high school students and their teachers to work in a team with Argonne Scientist to conduct research projects from start to finish. In March 2022, , a team of three students and a teacher from...
ChemMatCARS hosted Data Analysis School on X-ray Scattering from Liquid Interfaces on August 17 and 18, 2021.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to run this program onsite at ChemMatCARS this year. Fortunately, one of the recipients of GSRAC, Carmen Chen, a doctoral student from Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) was able to work to on her project remotely, supervised by Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen. In the summer of 2021,...
ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Mrinal Bera hosted graduate students at the virtual NX School on July 22, 2021.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS is offering a two-day school on data analysis for X-ray studies of liquid interfaces. The school is designed primarily for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists with some expertise in liquid interface science.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS host a tour for 13 undergraduate students and 2 faculties from Department of Physics, Hasting College. Dr. Wei Bu introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS host a tour for 42 high school students from The University of Chicago Lab School. Beamline scientists Dr. SuYin Grass Wang and Dr. Mrinal Bera introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
Advanced Crystallography Workshop was held on December 14-15, 2019. Attendees review the current scientific program in advanced crystallography and explore how our program could benefit from the APS-U.
A group of 90 minority STEM undergraduates from 14 college and universities came to attend First Look@Argonne Program. Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen from NSF’s ChemMatCARS led a tour for attendees at Sector 15.
Liquid Interfaces Workshop was held on November 21-22, 2019. Attendees contributed to planning for new initiatives at NSF’s ChemMatCARS in X-ray scattering from liquid interfaces, including liquid-solid, liquid-liquid and liquid-vapor interfaces.
Confidence and Perspective: In-Depth Crystallography Training Restructures Two Young Researchers’ View of Their Work: Abhishek Ravada, University of Rennes 1 and Damola Taye Shuaib, Illinois Institute of Technology
Damola Shuaib and Abhishek Ravada were the recipients of the 2019 Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS. In six weeks of learning side by side, the two very different men—one a passionate chemist from his earliest studies, the other an equally passionate nonchemist—found challenge, and camaraderie, in their differences. Interacting with the stream of...
8 Chicago Public School high school students from The University of Chicago SMART outreach program came to visit APS. Dr. Mrinal Bera of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
50 undergraduates who are participating REU Site program from Ohio State, The University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had a tour at the NSF’s ChemMatCARS. Dr. Wei Bu and Dr. Mati Meron of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Wei Bu introduced the synchrotron facility at sector 15 to the students from the 2019 Neutron X-ray School.