10 Years of Imaging Excellence
The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility was created in the fall of 2008 with the vision to establish a state-of-the-art research core that will consolidate the imaging capacity that is currently dispersed around campus and augment it with powerful new imaging modalities. A related goal was to create an interactive network of research groups, who are connected by their interest in imaging technology, and allow them to cross-fertilize ideas and form interdisciplinary collaborations. The NDIIF makes available to the Notre Dame science and engineering community an integrated suite of sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable the expert users to attack the most complex modern research problems and, equally important, the resident professional staff (technicians and research specialists) to guide the non-expert users and allow them to conduct experiments that were previously beyond their limits. The goal of the NDIIF is to enhance the performance and reputation of dozens of individual laboratories that are already conducting international quality imaging research, and the long-term goal is to establish Notre Dame as a preeminent institution for advanced imaging studies. It will enable a closely connected community of scientists and engineers to join forces and solve a wide range of important problems in high priority research fields.
Friends and colleagues within our University and others including Purdue University, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Northwestern University and partners from industry helped the NDIIF celebrate its tenth full year of service. Researchers such as Yide Zhang, PhD candidate from Dr. Scott Howard's group, Michael Brennan, PhD candidate from Dr. Masaru Kuno's group, and Tracie McGinnity, PhD candidate from Dr. Ryan Roeder's group were recognized for their superior imaging publications from 2018. Poster awards and recognition went to Karla Adriana Gonzalez-Serrano, PhD candidate from Dr. Alan Seabaugh's group, and Trevor Demille, PhD candidate from Dr. Svetlana Neretina's group.
Over the past ten years the Integrated Imaging Facility has contributed to numerous areas of research conducted atThe University of Notre Dame including analytical sciences and engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, circuits, energy, environmental change, global health, nuclear physics, stem cells and regenerative medicine, nanotechnology, cancer research among many others. The images and data produced can be found within the hundreds of articles published each year by the faculty within our University and others. The Notre Dame Integrated Facility is committed to doing research like a champion and serving the greater good each and every day through the equipment and services provided within each of the Imaging cores. We thank you for your continued support and send cheers to the next ten years of Imaging Excellence ahead of us!