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NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Students from Hoffman Estates High School

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Students from Hoffman Estates High School

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...

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Staff Give Talks at Hoffman Estates High School

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Staff Give Talks at Hoffman Estates High School

NSF’s ChemMatCARS scientific staff went Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates to visit the high school student-teacher team, 6 students and one teacher, who will participate 2019 ANL exceptional student research program (ESRP). This ESRP Team will perform an experiment at NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline on February 17. To prepare the Team for their experiment, the staff, Binhua Lin, Yu-sheng Chen, Wei Bu and Mrinal Bera, gave introductory lectures on Synchrotron Radiation, X-ray Crystallography, Liquid Surface Scattering and Small Angle Scattering, and held a question-answer session during dinner arranged by the High School administration.

Faculty-student team from City College of New York investigates phenomena that could help improve efficiency of therapeutic proteins

Chemical engineering professor Raymond Tu and his Ph.D. student Ankit Deepak Kanthe arrived at NSF’s ChemMatCARS at the beginning of June 2018 as synchrotron neophytes. At the end of June, they left as well-initiated users with publishable data related to the effectiveness of advanced pharmaceuticals—and plans to come back. Kanthe is in his second year in the Ph.D....

2017 Faculty and Student Team Research Award at ChemMatCARS (FaSTRAC)

Left to right: Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen, Dr. Binhua Lin, Skye Fortier, and Jesse Murillo ChemMatCARS hosted Professor Skye Fortier and his student Jesse Murillo from the University of Texas at El Paso for the 2017 Faculty and Student Team Research Award at ChemMatCARS Program. The Fortier group is interested in molecular metal complexes with novel structures and electronic...

2017 Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS (GSRAC) Our second recipient this year: Travis Mitchell, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Travis Mitchell (far, back) assisting users with experiment Our second recipient of the GSRAC award for 2017 is Travis Mitchell, from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.  Travis was the very first recipient of the GSRAC award when ChemMatCARS launched the program in 2015.  During his his four-week stay in the summer, Travis had the opportunity...

2017 Graduate Student Research Award at ChemMatCARS (GSRAC) Our first recipient this year: Daniel Amoanu, University of Illinois at Chicago

Daniel presenting his research to ChemMatCARS staff. ChemMatCARS launched its summer development program, GSRAC, May 8, 2017, aimed at exposing graduate students to the current synchrotron techniques and data analysis procedures performed at our facilities here at APS.  Daniel is a Chemical Engineering PhD student from the University of Illinois at Chicago studying...

University of Chicago Lab Schools Tour at ChemMatCARS

On February 28, 2017, ChemMatCARS participated in hosting a tour for second- year chemistry students from the University of Chicago Lab Schools, along with BioCARS and GSECARS.  Students were given a brief overview of APS, followed by an overview of CARS by Mark Rivers.  After the introductions, students were separated into two groups and given brief presentations...

Congratulations to ChemMatCARS user, William Rock!

William Rock (left) pictured with Deputy Lab Director at ANL, Al Sattelberger (right) Congratulations to William Rock on being one of five, 1st place poster award winners selected at Argonne’s ninth annual Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium.  The event was held in Fall 2016, and displayed the scientific research of post doctorate scientists, engineers, and...

Symposium in honor of Professor Philip Coppens retirement

From the initial planning phases in 1994 to the approval of the final design in 1996, Professor Philip Coppens played a key role in the development of the crystallographic component of the ChemMatCARS beamline. He was the ideal candidate to lead the project, given his cutting-edge crystallographic research and his early advocacy of synchrotron-based techniques that...

2016 Faculty and Student Team Research Award at ChemMatCARS (FaSTRAC)

This year, ChemMatCARS conducted its first annual Faculty and Student Team Research Award at ChemMatCARS (FaSTRAC).  This program creates research collaborations between ChemMatCARS and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs),...

Dr. Jason Benedict – ACA’s 2016 Etter Student Early Career Award Recipient

ChemMatCARS would like to congratulate our user, Jason Benedict from SUNY Buffalo, for being chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award.  This award recognizes outstanding achievement and potential in crystallographic research displayed by scientists who are still in the early stages of their independent careers.   Dr. Benedict will...