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Free STEMinar Series Features Dr. Amanda Petford-Long Feb. 23

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Argonne Distinguished Fellow Dr. Amanda Petford-Long will present "Understanding Nanomaterials: How Microscopy Can Help" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Student Services Center, Room 2201, at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

The free presentation, which is open to the public, is part of the College's STEMinar Series, which consists of a variety of talks related to science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics.

Petford-Long is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division. In addition to her own research program, she heads Argonne's Integrated Imaging Institute and is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Northwestern University. She holds a D.Phil in Materials Science from the University of Oxford and a B.Sc in Physics from University College, London. She has published more than 310 scientific papers and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the American Physical Society.

During her presentation, Petford-Long will discuss how scientists use microscopes as "nano-laboratories" to study how materials behave when, for example, magnetic or electric fields are applied to them. Petford-Long will share some of the microscopy her group uses, with a specific focus on materials that have applications to how information is stored on computers.

For more information about this presentation or additional STEM initiatives at College of DuPage, visit www.cod.edu/stem or call (630) 942-3021.

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