From the Director

The CHESS Users meeting is almost underway!   This meeting will be unique and exciting as we will discuss CHESS’ new capabilities enabled by the completion of our  CHESS-Upgrade . I am fairly certain that CHESS users will be amazed at how much we have transformed the lab. You can view the completed agenda  here  as well as register  here .

We are proud to tell you about two of our students representing CHESS in a recent trip to Washington DC.  Connor Horn, a 3 rd year undergraduate student, and Gabrielle Illava, a graduate student, met with key congressional representatives and staffers to personify the crucial role that the NSF and other agencies play in the nation’s scientific future.

We are excited to announce that Elke Arenholz has joined CHESS as the new Associate Director.  Elke worked previously at the Advanced Light Source and will be integral in the future of CHESS as we embark on a new partnership model with the NSF and other funding agencies. Please take a minute to read about Elke in the quick interview below.     
Joel Brock, Director
Students Shine on Capitol Hill at CNSF.
Connor Horn, a 3rd year undergraduate, and Gabrielle Illava, graduate student, attended the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) exhibition on April 30th in Washington DC. The day included visits to congressional offices to highlight the educational priority of CHESS...
PREM Students outfitting and upgrading CHESS x-ray beamlines.
CHESS is fortunate to have three graduate students visiting from Puerto Rico. Supported by the  NSF-PREM CiE2M – the Center for Inter-facial Electrochemistry of Energy Materials – a partnership of The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (UPRRP), Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) and Universidad del Turabo (UT), and CHESS.
From Summer Student to Emerging Researcher.
CHESS’ continued support of undergraduate students’ efforts to enhance their science communication skills and prepare them for science careers in the global workforce is making a difference.
CHESS Welcomes Elke Arenholz as New Associate Director.
Elke Arenholz has been named the new associate director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotoron Source. In her role, Elke will work closely with the CHESS Director to provide strategic guidance, to interface with multiple partner organizations, and to provide oversight and management of CHESS.
Bioinspired membranes: Teach an old dog new tricks
Living cells control input and output from the cell to the surrounding medium with highly specific channels formed by membrane proteins. In order to make this specificity available to membranes used in industrial separation processes....
Join us for the CHESS Users Meeting June 4-5, 2019 Physical Sciences Building, Cornell University. Spend the day learn about our new beamline capabilities and take a tour of our new facility. We'd love to show you around! Registration is still open.
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