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CHESS users


June 6-7, 2017



The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source 2017 Users' Meeting will be held Tuesday - Wednesday, June 6 - 7, 2017 in the Physical Sciences Building located on the Cornell University Ithaca campus.

The 2017 CHESS Users’ Meeting covers facility-wide improvements and programs, but expands the traditional second day format to host two parallel science-themed workshops covering new opportunities in biology and engineering sciences. The workshop “Emerging Frontiers in Biology using Synchrotron Radiation” will cover topics “Advances in Serial Synchrotron Crystallography”, being organized by Aaron Finke (MacCHESS); “Chemical and Structural Imaging in Biology”, being organized by Arthur Woll (CHESS); and “Emerging techniques and applications of Synchrotron Radiation to Biology” with organizer yet to be announced. The workshop “Emerging Frontiers in Engineering using Synchrotron Radiation” will cover topics “Measuring and Modeling Damage Evolution” and “Quantifying Stress using X-ray diffraction under Multiaxial Loading Conditions”, both organized by Darren Pagan (CHESS).

In addition to the above meeting and two workshops, this year CHESS is hosting a special workshop for the INCREASE organization. INCREASE is the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering, an organization that promotes research and education at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) with a goal to increase the utilization of national research facilities, and for research education and training for members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering research, such as African-Americans, Hispanics, and women ( The Workshop is integrated into the annual CHESS Users’ Meeting and aims to connect MSI faculty to the CHESS facility users and in-house experts. Participants will also learn about National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research (DMR) programs, particularly the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program. PREM is a program to enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative materials research and education partnerships between minority-serving institutions and the NSF DMR-supported groups, centers, and facilities.


Users' Meeting Poster