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Welcome to the newest/youngest lab member. Congratulations Jordan and Kat!

Congratulations to Jordan and Kat for the birth of their baby, Everly Mae Chess! She was born at 8:12 am 5/5/15, and is healthy as can be and a happy little baby. Finally, we’ll have somebody in the lab with small enough hands to pick up nanogratings with her fingers!

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Prof. McMorran receives DOE Early Career Award

It was announced this summer that I received a 2013 Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the proposal to develop “Electron Microscopy with Vortex Beams Carrying Orbital Angular Momentum”. I’m very honored and humbled to receive this award, as this was among only a handful of projects selected out of 770 highly competitive proposals submitted …

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Physics Booth at the 2013 Oregon Country Fair

The Oregon Country Fair (OCF) is a 3-day festival in wooded farmland outside of Eugene that attracts artists, inventors, performers, musicians, artisans, and merchants. It’s sort of a mix between Burning Man, Coachella, Woodstock, and your local coffee shop, but in the shade and with an Oregon twist. There were people there of all ages, all political parties, all all …

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McMorran Lab, Open for Business!

The group now has its own lab space in room 171 of Willamette Hall. Most of the group’s research has been and will continue to be performed using the excellent instrumentation in CAMCOR, the group’s lab can be used to for experiments requiring dedicated instruments.

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