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Past Events

September 13 | NSRC Event

Northwestern Synchrotron Research Center (NSRC)

2023 User Meeting

Organizers: NSRC Co-directors - Mike Bedzyk (NU-MSE) & Alfonso Mondragon (NU-MolBioSci)

User poster session followed by a presentation on the status of the APS Upgrade and the future of research at the Advanced Photon Source by Associate Lab Director, Laurent Chapon, followed by a brief update on the status and plans of both DND-CAT and LS-CAT. Click for Event Flyer

Summer 2023 | NAISE Networking

Networking at Advanced Photon Source

Organizers: Stefan Vogt (ANL-XSD/NAISE), Alec Sandy (ANL-XSD), Begum Gulsoy (NU-MSE/NAISE)

NAISE and Argonne's X-Ray Sciences Division (XSD) leadership are co-organizing a NU-ANL networking events at Argonne National Lab's Advanced Photon Source (APS).  The event aims to build and further conversations regarding the ongoing upgrade of the Advanced Photon Source and post-upgrade plans.

JUNE 16 - Jeffrey Richards (NU-ChemBE) & Jeffrey Lopez (NU-ChemBE), hosted by organizers

JULY 14 - Dayne Swearer (NU-ChemBE/NAISE), hosted by Xioayi Zhang (ANL-XSD)

June 14 & 15 | CHiMaD Training in collaboration with NAISE


Organizers: Kamal Choudhary (NIST), Ankit Agrawal (NU-ECE), Begum Gulsoy (NU-MSE/NAISE), Mathew Cherukara (ANL-XSD/NAISE)

Lead Trainers: Kamal Choudhary (NIST), Ankit Agrawal (NU-ECE)

June 14 @ NAISE HQ, Northwestern // June 15 @ ANL-APS

1-day training on JARVIS (Joint Automated Repository for Various Integrated Simulations) developed by researchers at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Artificial Intelligence-based tools for materials design, developed by Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD).

May 10 | NAISE Workshop

5G+ Communication for Science

Leads: Randall Berry (NU-ECE/NAISE), Rajkumar Kettimuthu (ANL-MCS/NAISE), Begum Gulsoy (NU-MSE/NAISE)

 Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE) lead a workshop in the area of Advanced Wireless Communication on May 10. This workshop aimed to develop a research agenda for advanced wireless communications (including 5G+) to support science applications.  

Goals include:  
  • Seeking to identify the scientific application requirements for advanced wireless communications and their differences with the industry requirements.  
  • Understanding the gaps in RAN and core in addressing the scientific application requirements.  
  • Identifying research opportunities.  
  • Discussing operation challenges including spectrum usage for research/testbeds and potential solutions.

The keynote speaker for the event was Amitava Ghosh, NOKIA Fellow and Head of Radio Interference Group at NOKIA Bell Labs. Dr. Ghosh's presentation was entitled On the Path to 6G: Industry Alignment and Collaboration are Key to Make it a Success. [AGENDA]

April 21 | NAISE Workshop


Leads: Charudatta Phatak (ANL-MSD/NAISE), Pedram Khalili (NU-ECE), Begum Gulsoy (NU-MSE/NAISE)

Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE) is organizing a 1-day workshop in the area of microelectronics to explore collaborative opportunities between Northwestern and Argonne. The workshop aims to convene scientists and faculty to identify key strengths and complementary capabilities at both institutions. We also anticipate participation from industry in this workshop. A limited virtual option will be available for those who are not able to travel.

 The workshop focused on four high-level topics [AGENDA]:

  • Materials Discovery and Characterization
  • Circuits
  • Intergration: Bridging Materials, Devices and Circuits
  • Workforce Development


February 9 | NAISE Networking

NAISE Early-Career* Networking Meet-up

Leads: Begum Gulsoy (NU-MSE/NAISE), Ian McCue (NU-MSE)

*Event targeting Assistant Professors (tenure-track) at Northwestern, and RD2/RD3-level scientists at Argonne  

NAISE Early Career Networking Event - Feb 9, 2023