Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop

Thursday, April 17

Lincoln Room, Holmes Student Center, NIU

Northern Illinois University is hosting a one-day workshop, which is sponsored by the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University (NIU) will promote awareness of and stimulate more interest on these world-class user facilities at Argonne National Labratory that benefit NIU’s research and student education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

This workshop will have representatives of Argonne user facilities speak to NIU faculty and students about their resources available to outside users, the proposal process for utilization the facilities, and to answer questions on potential collaborative projects. In addition, NIU faculty and students who worked at Argonne will share their stories stemming from their exciting collaborative projects providing hands-on experience for potential NIU users to jumpstart new projects.

Argonne LogoAs the nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) is not only a world leader in leading-edge basic and applied scientific research but also operates six state-of-the-art scientific user facilities ( to serve researchers from around the globe. More than 5,000 scientists conduct experiments at Argonne user facilities each year.

These facilities include:

  • Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  • Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF)
  • Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System (ATLAS)
  • Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM)
  • Electron Microscopy Center (EMC)
  • Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center (TRACC).

These user facilities provide users with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, and improve our quality of life. 

Come and join us for the day and learn about all the exciting research opportunities!

This workshop is free of charge but participants do need to register. 

Registration deadline is April 10, 2014.


Contact us:
Zhili Xiao, Workshop Chairperson
815-753-0518 office
630-649-4067 cell