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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

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 Receives $14 Million Grant from the National Science Foundation

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Receives $14 Million Grant from the National Science Foundation

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Team, March 2019. Left to Right: Natalie Chen, SuYin Grass Wang, Wei Bu, Yu-Sheng Chen, Theodore Betley, Mati Meron, Jason Benedict, Matthew Tirrell, Mark Schlossman, Mrinal Bera, Ka Yee Lee, Binhua LinMark Schlossman of the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago [https://schloss.people.uic.edu] and Matthew Tirrell, Ka Yee...

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Tour for REU Site Program Participants

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 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...