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November 1, 2017 – Research Presentation!

Prof. Chen-Wiegart presented an invited departmental seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL as well as in the “Novel Trends in Synchrotron and FEL-Based Analysis Focus Topic Symposium” at Tampa, FL. She speaks about Multi-modal and Multi-dimensional Synchrotron Investigation of Functional Materials.

(Left) New Engineering Bldg. at University or Florida (Image Credit https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:UF_NewEngineeringBuilding.jpg), (Right) Prof. Chen-Wiegart visits the campus.


October 11, 2017 – New Publication!

Ph.D. students Cheng-Hung Lin and Chonghang Zhao in Prof. Chen-Wiegart’s group teamed up with scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory to study lithium-sulfur batteries using multi-modal synchrotron techniques at National Synchrotron Light Source II. A new article “Operando Multi-modal Synchrotron Investigation for Structural and Chemical Evolution of Cupric Sulfide (CuS) Additive in Li-S battery” is published in Scientific Reports.

Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 12976 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12738-0


October 6, 2017 – Outreach Activity!

Prof. Chen-Wiegart was invited to speak on the panel in the event hosted by Suffolk Community College : Women in Manufacturing – STEM Summit.  The speakers in different panels  explore the importance and impact that women have in manufacturing-related sectors and how STEM education can support further growth in these industries.

(Left) Prof. Chen-Wiegart addressed to the audience in th e event. (Right) Prof. Chen-Wiegart (2nd from the left) and other panelists in the STEM education panel.


September 23, 2017 – Outreach Activity!

During the Communiversity Day event at Stony Brook University, students in Prof. Chen-Wiegart’s group teamed up with the Educational Center and National Synchrotron Light Source – II of Brookhaven National Laboratory to display a synchrotron model.

(Left) From left: Prof. Chen-Wiegart, Dr. Stanley – Stony Brook University President, M.S. Student Yu-Chung, M.S. Student Xiaoyang  (Middle) M.S. Student Yu-Chung, Ph.D. Student Chonghang, M.S. Student Xiaoyang, Ph.D. Student Cheng-Hung, Prof. Chen-Wiegart, BNL staff Nora Sundin. (Right) The group explained the model to young students.


September 16, 2017 – Research Presentation!

Prof. Chen-Wiegart Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China as well as in the “International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams – MetFoam 2017” in Nanjing. She presents the latest results from the group on functional materials, including 3D characterizations of nano-/meso-porous metals.

(Left) Prof. Chen-Wiegart at Wuhan University of Technology. (Right) Prof. David Dunand from Northwestern University and Prof. Chen-Wiegart at MetFoam2017 Conference. Prof. Dunand was Prof. Chen-Wiegart’s Ph.D. thesis advisor as well as the advisory board member of the MetFoam conference. 


September 4, 2017 – New Publication!

Ph.D student Chonghang Zhao in Prof. Chen-Wiegart’s group utilized cutting-edge synchrotron X-ray nano-tomography techniques to study the formation of three-dimensional structure of nano-porous metals by a novel liquid metal dealloying method. A new article “3D Morphological and Chemical Evolution of Nanoporous Stainless Steel by Liquid Metal Dealloying” is published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (39), pp 34172–34184 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b04659


May 15, 2017 – Research Presentation!

During the 2017 Annual Users Meeting of Center For Functional Nanomaterials and National Synchrotron Light Source – II at Brookhaven National Laboratory, M.S. students and Ph.D. Students from Prof. Chen-Wiegart’s group presented poster presentation to show case their research projects in energy storage, anti-corrosion nano-coatings, nanoporous metals and 3D structure for electronics packaging. Prof. Chen-Wiegart co-organized a workshop “Multi-dimensional and Multi-modal X-ray Imaging and Analysis” and also presented in “Nano-mechanics: From Material Fabrication to In-Operando Characterization” workshop as an invited speaker.

(From left to right) Ph.D. Student Cheng-Hung Lin presents a poster on energy storage research, M.S. Student Xiaoyang Liu presents a poster on anti-corrosion nano-coating, Ph.D. Student Chonghang Zhao presents a poster on new nanoporous metals, M.S. Student Yu-Chung Lin presents on 3D structure for electronics packaging.