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Issue No. 14
CHESS wishes all in our user community the best for a happy new year! As you can see from this newsletter, there's quite a bit to celebrate. The United Nations is recognizing an International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies, and of course we consider CHESS an important resource in the field. Our newest research center - InSitμ - has announced that University of Illinois professor Armand Beaudoin will be serving as Industrial Program Director, where he will work with industrial users to identify and solve demanding structural materials challenges. We're also pleased to highlight accolades to longtime user Eddy Arnold, as well as describe the work done by three chemical engineering masters students who've recently moved on to positions in industry. On top of all this, the staff are eagerly preparing for the first of three x-ray runs this calendar year. I hope to see you on the experimental floor sometime soon...

Ernest Fontes



February 4 - 24 & March 4 - April 7

May 27 - July 14
Proposals due 3/10/15; Beamtime Requests due 4/15/15

October 7 - December 8




June 9 - 10

The United Nations has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health... more »
The new ONR-sponsored InSitμ (Integrated Simulation and x-ray Interrogation Tools and training for micromechanics) center at CHESS was officially launched this fall... more »
With the availability of the Sample Environment Lab, CHESS staff scientist Detlef Smilgies, took three aspiring chemical engineers under his wings... more »
Professor Arnold, a long-time user of CHESS and MacCHESS facilities, was honored for his research in macromolecular crystallography and drug design targeting infectious disease agents... more »
Electrostatic interactions help guide substrates to an enzyme's active site, and facilitate reactions there. Using a combination of crystallography, spectroscopy, and NMR, the Benkovic group has followed these interactions through the complete catalytic cycle of dihydrofolate reductase... more »
The recent realization of X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs) has excited the imagination over what new measurements can be done with the unprecedented peak brightness and short time duration... more »
A project called "Phun with Physics," partners Fall Creek Elementary School teacher Chris Bell with Xraise, the outreach education program of CLASSE, and the Physics Bus, Ithaca's traveling physics classroom... more »
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