Art of Science Image Contest Winners Announced

October 15, 2017

The Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE) held its annual open house and image contest on October 9 at Cook Hall on the Evanston campus.

This year’s NUANCE Fest included tours of the EPIC, KECK-II, SPID, NUFAB, and BioCyro facilities. Following the tours, Vinayak Dravid, materials science and engineering, announced the winners of this year’s “Art of Science Image Contest.” NUANCE’s image contest is an opportunity for facility users and staff to showcase the fascinating and beautiful images produced by the Center’s instruments. The winners are:

  • 1stPlace: “NiS Forest” by graduate student Chenliang Xiao
  • 2nd Place: “Perovskite Butterfly” by graduate student Weijun Ke
  • 3rd Place: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little MoS2” by graduate student Jenn DiStefano
  • Director’s Pick: “Accidental Beauty” by Alexandra Edelbrock
  • NUANCE Staff pick: “Crystal Gateway” by EPIC Senior Electron Microscopy and Imaging Specialist Tirzah Abbott
  • Social Media Winners:“Nano-Metropolis at Night” by graduate student Chao Sun and “Magnetic Nanoflower” by graduate student Vikas Nandwana
  • Honorable Mentions: “Art of Periodicity” by postdoctoral student Haixin Lin and “The Fungal Jungle” by BioCryo Electron Microscopy Specialist Eric Roth