Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility to host 6th annual microscopy workshop

Mckenna Hall 2The workshop will take place at McKenna Conference Center

On Monday, May 6th, 2019 the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) will host its annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop at the McKenna Conference Center. The event will feature presentations from scientists across the region and beyond, including Northwestern University, Purdue University, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, managed by the University of California.

In discussing the upcoming event, NDIIF Director and Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Bradley Smith said, “For this annual event, the Imaging Facility brings together researchers in the field of microscopy to present their work and to learn about the equipment available for use at our facility. I encourage all interested faculty, students, and industry colleagues to take advantage of this dynamic learning and networking opportunity.”

The workshop will feature lectures by leading experts from electron microscopy companies, as well as Midwestern and international research institutions, with topics covering new trends in in-situ and high-resolution microscopy for nanotechnology, material science, and the biosciences. The day will conclude with a poster session competition and reception with light refreshments to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the NDIIF and highlight its various research achievements. 

The workshop will also highlight NDIIF’s Best Imaging Publication of 2018 awardees, as follows:


  • Michael Brennan, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemistry, for best electron microscopy imaging publication award.

  • Yide Zhang, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering, for best biological imaging publication award.

Along with the NDIIF, the workshop is supported by the College of Engineering, College of Science, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Notre Dame Research, ND Energy, NDnano, as well as industry partners Bruker Corp., DENS Solutions, Gatan Inc., Oxford Instruments, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 

To learn more about the event, please visit


Sergei Rouvimov / Program Director of the Transmission Electron Microscopy

Integrated Imaging Facility / University of Notre Dame / 574.631.0226 / @NDIIFImaging

About Notre Dame Research:

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Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at on April 24, 2019.