Nominations are now being accepted for 2018 Best Imaging Publication Awards

Author: Brandi Klingerman


Smith BradleyDirector Brad Smith

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are invited to submit nominations for one of three available imaging awards from the Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF). The Best Imaging Award Program was created to recognize faculty, students, and staff who utilize state-of-the-art equipment available through the Integrated Imaging Facility to create scientific images for research publications, as well as those that are simply beautiful from an artistic perspective.

“Each year, we utilize this award program to acknowledge the work and time our NDIIF users invest in their research and therefore our facility,” said Bradley D. Smith, director of the NDIIF and Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “I encourage all of the faculty and researchers who have utilized our tools and equipment across campus to nominate a colleague or even their own images from 2018  for one of our awards.”

There are three different awards available through the Best Imaging Award Program this year:

  • Best Electron Microscopy Publication Imaging Award;
  • Best Biological Publication Imaging Award;
  • Best Artistic Image Award. 

Research projects that include cross-discipline collaborations are encouraged but not required for nominations. Consideration is also given to publications whose work utilized multiple facets of the Integrated Imaging Facility.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For details about eligibility requirements and more, please visit


Sarah Chapman / Assistant Director of Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility

Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility / University of Notre Dame / 574.631.3813 / @NDIIFimaging

About Notre Dame Research:

The Integrated Imaging Facility at the University of Notre Dame provides an integrated suite of sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable expert users to attack the most complex research problem as well as resident professional staff, including technicians and research specialists, to guide non-expert users. The facility is open to campus and external users. To learn more about the facility, please visit