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Notre Dame Imaging Facility to Host 4th Annual Microscopy Workshop

Nina Welding • DATE: May 1, 2017

On Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) will host the 4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop. The event will feature presentations from faculty across the region, including Purdue University and the University of Michigan, and focus on highlighting new trends of in-situ and high-resolution electron microscopy for nanotechnology, materials, and biosciences.

In discussing the upcoming workshop, the NDIIF Director and Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Bradley Smith said, “The goal of this annual workshop is to bring together researchers to learn about the diverse work being done in the imaging field as well as industry-leading technologies. By bringing scientists and engineers together from across the Midwest we are able to gain new perspectives into our individual work while also building relationships that could lead to future collaborations.”

While the first day of the workshop will focus on presentations, the second day will provide attendees with an opportunity to participate in a demonstration session of the TEM: Titan 80-30 (FEI) – a microscope that incorporates a novel platform that allows ultimate stability, performance, and flexibility. The workshop will also feature a luncheon for female undergraduate and graduate students involved in microscopy. Those at the luncheon will have a chance to network with fellow female students interested in microscopy careers.

Faculty, students, and industry colleagues are invited to attend the entirety of the event. Along with the NDIIF, the workshop is supported by the College of Engineering, the College of Science, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering, Notre Dame Research, NDnano, ND Energy, as well as industry partners Gatan Inc., FEI, and Oxford Instruments.

To learn more about the event, please visit or contact Theresa Bollinger.

— Brandi Klingerman, Office of Research