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NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Students from Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
Hoffman Estates HS students run their experiment at 15-ID. On Sunday, February 17, 2019, NSF’s ChemMatCARS hosted a team of six Hoffman Estates High School students participating the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) at 15-ID X-ray beamline for a hands-on synchrotron experiment in materials research. The students spent 24 hours at the beamline carrying out...
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...
Welcome back! 2022 FaSTRAC and GSRAC program
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...
2021 Data Analysis School on X-ray Scattering from Liquid Interfaces
ChemMatCARS hosted Data Analysis School on X-ray Scattering from Liquid Interfaces on August 17 and 18, 2021.
2021 Neutron X-ray School
ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Mrinal Bera hosted graduate students at the virtual NX School on July 22, 2021.
ChemMatCARS Offering a Two-Day School on Data Analysis for X-ray Studies of Liquid Interfaces
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 hosts Tour for Undergrads from Hasting College
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 Hosts Tour for Students From The University of Chicago Lab School
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.
2019 Workshop on Advanced Crystallography
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.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Tour at Sector 15 for First Look@Argonne Program
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.
2019 Workshop on Liquid Interface X-ray Scattering
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...
NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Tour For The University of Chicago SMART Outreach Program
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.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Tour for REU Site Program Participants
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 Hosts Tour for 2019 Neutron X-ray School Students
NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Wei Bu introduced the synchrotron facility at sector 15 to the students from the 2019 Neutron X-ray School.
ChemMatCARS gives Tour of Synchrotron Facility
On June 25-26, 2019, NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Wei Bu introduced the synchrotron facility at sector 15 to the students from the 2019 Neutron X-ray School.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Tour for ANL’s 2019 Science Careers in Search of Women Conference
ANL hosted the annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference (SCSW) and CARS was part of the tour. High-school girls from cross Chicago area came to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Dr. Mrinal Bera of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
Teaching Outside of the Classroom: Field Trips in Crystallography Education for Chemistry Graduate Students 2019
Every year since 2014, NSF’s ChemMatCARS organizes a School for Synchrotron Crystallography outreach program for Advanced Crystallography entitled, “Teaching Outside of the Classroom: Field Trips in Crystallography Education for Chemistry Graduate Students”. This program is co-organized by Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen, Operations Manager for NSF’s ChemMatCARS, and Dr....
Dr. Mrinal Bera and Dr. SuYing Wang Participate as Judges in State Final Rube Goldberg Competition
Beamline scientists from NSF’s ChemMatCARS, Dr. Mrinal Bera and Dr. SuYin Grass Wang participated as judges in the state final for Rube Goldberg Competition hosted by Hoffman Estates High School.