Congratulations to Betty Huang for successfully defending her MASc thesis
Group member Betty Huang successfully defended her M.A.Sc thesis, titled "An Innovative Fabrication Route to Machining Micro-Tensile Specimens Using Plasma-Focused Ion Beam and Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Investigation of the Size Effect Phenomenon Through Mechanical Testing of Fabricated Single Crystal Copper Micro-Tensile", on September 20, 2023.

Congratulations to Nasim Khoonkari for successfully defending her PhD thesis
Group member Nasim Khoonkari successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, titled "Image Alignment of 2D and 3D Scanning Electron Microscopy Semiconductor Data Sets", on August 3, 2023.

M&M 2023
Caleb recently attended the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2023 meeting held in Minneapolis, where he presented his poster titled "Suspected Coupling of Dark Plasmonic Modes in Bilayer CdO"

Congratulations to Chen Gu for successfully defending her PhD thesis
Group member Chen Gu (pictured alongside her committee members) successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, titled "Advanced Microstructure Characterization of High Strength Low Alloy Steels", on July 10, 2023.

IUMAS8/MSC-SMC/FIB SEM 2023 Joint Meeting
Bassim Lab members Bhaveshkumar Kamaliya, Alyssa Williams, Mehdi Mosayebi, and Dr. Nabil Bassim recently attended the joint IUMAS8/MSC-SMC/FIB SEM 2023 meeting held in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Recent Visit From International Collaborators
Bassim Lab collaborators Dr. Thomas Folland and Dr. Ravitej Uppu from the University of Iowa recently visited the group for a few days to tour the facilities, share their knowledge through public seminars, and work directly with members Caleb Whittier and Bhaveshkumar Kamaliya. Many interesting experiments were discussed and initiated, and we look forward to the continued collaboration!

Grain Boundary Problem in Steels and Alloys Workshop
Mehdi, Betty and Nabil were delighted to take part in the Workshop: Grain Boundary Problems in Steels at IREQ Headquarters at HydroQuebec in August. Great work was presented by Mehdi and Betty! Looking forward to new and great results!

14th Annual FIB SEM Meeting Group Presentations
Group members Alyssa Williams and Joachim de Fourestier both presented their research at the FIB-SEM meeting on May 4-5, 2022, with Alyssa presenting her work titled "Investigating Early HCoV-229E Virus Mediated Endocytosis Nanoscale Interactions with Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy" and Joachim presenting "Build Your Own Open-Source Web Viewer for 3D FIB-SEM Data."

14th Annual FIB SEM Meeting, May 4-5 2022
Group members Joachim de Fourestier, Caleb Whittier, and Alyssa Williams travelled to Laurel, MD with Dr. Bassim to attend the annual FIB SEM meeting at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

Congratulations to Hesham El-Sherif for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis
Group member Hesham El-Sherif (pictured alongside the committee members) successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, titled "Multiscale Electron Microscopy Imaging and Spectroscopy of Atomically Thin Layers at Heteroepitaxial Interfaces", on August 9, 2021.

Congratulations to Connor Wong for successfully defending his M.A.Sc. thesis
Group member Connor Wong (pictured alongside committee members Drs. Nabil Bassim, Andy Knights, and Jonathan Bradley) successfully defended his M.A.Sc. thesis on August 27, 2020.

Congratulations to Hesham El-Sherif for winning the best virtual presentation in the MSC 2020 Mat session
Group member Hesham El-Sherif won best virtual presentation in the Mat session of MSC 2020 for his presentation "Plan-view HRTEM @80 KeV for 2D WSe2 - Revealing the locations of Re atoms doped two-dimensional WSe2 in HRTEM images".

MSC 2019 Annual Meeting
Group member Khatereh Maleki (seen above presenting her poster) travelled to Vancouver this spring with Dr. Bassim to attend the MSC 2019 Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to Sam Norris on placing first in the Materials Graduate Seminar Contest
Group member Sam Norris places first in the Materials Graduate Seminar Contest presenting his work on ion beam nanofabrication of integrated optical devices.

Bassim Group Graduates
Bassim group congratulates members Yasamin Sartipi and Weiwei Zhang on successfully completing their M.A.Sc. defenses. We wish them all the best with their future endeavors.