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CHANL 2015 Scientific Art Winners

The winners for the 7th annual CHANL Scientific Art Competition are shown below!  Images were submitted from departments from across campus, and attendees of the UNC Science Expo voted for their favorites for the People’s Choice Awards. A panel of art faculty and graduate students also selected the Artist’s Choice images for professional printing and they are currently displayed in the Health Sciences Library them in the John and June Allcott Undergraduate Gallery in the Hanes Art Center.

All of the submitted images are on display in the 2nd floor lobby of Chapman Hall, and will remain there until next year’s competition.  Please stop by to view them!

You can also view the images electronically.

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21-GRS Polymers Image





The Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL) was established in 2006 as part of the Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology, but has since moved into the Department of Applied Physical Sciences. CHANL operates as a shared instrumentation laboratory open to UNC researchers from all departments as well as to researchers from other universities, government labs, and industry. User fees are charged for instrumentation usage to recover the cost of materials, supplies, and instrumentation maintenance.


  • Provide cost-effective access to analytical and nanofabrication instrumentation that would not otherwise be available in individual research labs.
  • Provide expertise and technical resources, to assist researchers in designing experimental plans, acquiring appropriate data, and interpreting data.
  • Promote education by working closely with students and postdocs to provide instrument training and hands on experience.
  • Foster an environment of collaborative research that extends beyond departmental boundaries.

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