November, 2017

Tu-Uyen presented her work on synthesis and characterization of mixed metal oxide nanoparticles at the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) symposium (update: and won an ‘Outstanding FURI Poster Award’!). Here, Tu-Uyen (right) is pictured alongside her poster and mentor, Diane (left).

FURI 2017

August, 2017

The Crozier group contributed several papers to the Microscopy & Microanalysis conference held in St. Louis, MO during August 4-10. Diane and Ethan gave contributed talks in the “Imaging and Spectroscopy of Beam Sensitive Materials” and “Advanced Characterization of Energy-Related Materials” symposia, respectfully. Tara, Kartik, Josh, and Diane all presented posters highlighting their recent research representing a wide range of symposia. Both Kartik and Josh received best poster awards in Physical Sciences for their awesome work (they won awards on different days)! Peter gave invited talks and distributed awards during the Plenary session. Ethan was also involved with organizing the inaugural M&M Pre-Meeting Congress for graduate students, postdocs, and early-career professionals. *(Thank you Ian MacLaren for several of these photos!)












June, 2017

Ethan and Diane presented posters at the North American Catalysis Society meeting (NAM 25) in Denver, CO.



April, 2017

The Crozier group attended the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting here in Phoenix, AZ. Below is a photo of Diane presenting her recent research during one of the poster sessions. Ethan and Qianlang gave talks/posters as well.

IMG_4264 (2)Shortly after the meeting, the group went out for dinner at a local pub. Qianlang and Ethan enjoying cocktails/beer.


October, 2016

The Crozier group and friends went to the Superstition Mountains to hike Peralta Trail. The rock formation behind us is Weavers Needle.

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Will presenting at his dissertation defense.IMG_8593September, 2016

Group photos for the new school year! The first few attempts were in the sun but we finally managed to take some in the shade.

From left: Tara, Ethan, Qianlang, Jayse, Joslin, Kartik, Will, Josh, Diane, Adam, Steven, Peter.


From left: Peter, Qianlang, Will, Diane, Kartik, Adam, Joslin, Ethan, Josh, Steven, Tara, Jayse.



July, 2016

Will, Kartik, Ethan, Qianlang and Diane after arriving in Columbus and eating lunch at Barley’s Brewing Company.


Obligatory selfie-mode picture after exploring the great city of Columbus.

Ethan and his poster. He presented in the Electron Microscopy of Materials for Electrochemical Power Systems session and won best poster award for the day!


Diane in front of her poster before presenting in the New Frontiers in Monochromated EELS session.


Kartik and his poster. He also presented in the New Frontiers in Monochromated EELS session.


Qianlang and Will giving talks in the New Frontiers in Monochromated EELS symposium on the final day of the conference.


Steven and his poster at Carbon 2016. He presented his research on ultracapcitor degradation in collaboration with Maxwell Technologies.


May, 2016

Diane attended ScienceOutside the Lab: The Future of Nanotechnology, a week-long workshop in Washington DC exploring the intersection of science and policy with an emphasis on nanotech.

Diane and the SOtL cohort outside of the National Science Foundation office building in Arlington, VA.NanoSoTL_2016_Grp-2a

Another shot of the group with Rachel Levinson, Director of National Research Initiatives for ASU.NanoSoTL_2016_Grp-5Unfortunately, nobody made it into the White House — all they got was this silly picture!NanoSoTL_2016_Grp-6

April, 2016

The Materials Research Society (MRS) annual spring meeting was held in Phoenix, AZ this year for the first time. Peter, Ben, and Qianlang gave talks about their research. Ethan and Qianlang also presented posters.

Ethan, Qianlang, Peter, Diane, and Kartik in front of Ethan’s and Qianlang’s posters.IMG_7331

Ethan at his poster.IMG_7329


Qianlang in front of her poster.IMG_7326


March, 2016

Congratulations to the new Dr. Ben Miller!!  He just completed his Ph.D. so Peter hosted a BBQ at his house. Ben will now work for Gatan, Inc. as an in situ product specialist and will continue to work closely with ASU.



February, 2016

Congratulations to the new Dr. Liuxian Zhang! He completed his Ph.D. so he treated the group to a celebratory dinner!



Winter Break 2015

With finals over, the group went to the Phoenix Rock Gym for an adrenaline rush.


Peter gets strapped in while Diane and Kartik get climbing instructions.IMG_5674IMG_5694








Peter and Kartik look on while Qianlang climbs up the back wall.IMG_5698
















Peter climbs a wall while Ben climbs up a rope!IMG_5704IMG_5718









Peter ACTUALLY made it to the top! Wow!IMG_5712
















Adam is an absolute pro at rock climbing! IMG_5725


December, 2015

Diane thought it was time for the group to have a fancy new kettle for boiling water for our daily coffee and tea times! Christmas came early this year!










November, 2015

Many of the group members went to the First Friday event in downtown Phoenix and toured the Phoenix Art Museum.




August, 2015

Peter, Qianlang and Ben enjoyed an excellent view of Pittsburgh atop the Duquesne Incline.

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A nice morning view of Mount Hood from hotel room at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2015

Mt Hood from hotel

Ethan and Ben gave poster presentations in the M&M 2015 pre-meeting congress for in-situ electron microscopy.

Ethan FIG poster Ben FIG poster





Enjoying a break for lunch.

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Peter presented awards at the meeting’s plenary session.




IMG_4531Ethan was awarded a poster prize.




This is proof that Will is a contributing member of society.


Enjoying Portland’s rose garden.


Peter and Will enjoyed an evening with friends and colleagues in Seattle following the Nion open house.

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April, 2015

The group went hiking in Sedona, AZ and had a picnic at Oak Creek Canyon.

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September, 2014

Ben, Qianlang, Will and Peter visited Prague, Czech Republic for the 2014 International Microscopy Congress.

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Ben, Qianlang and Peter in sight-seeing formation in Prague

Ben, Qianlang and Peter in sight-seeing formation in Prague

Peter, Qianlang and Ben in sight-seeing formation at the Sedlec Train Station outside of Prague

Peter, Qianlang and Ben in sight-seeing formation at the Sedlec Train Station outside of Prague

Will, Peter and Qianlang at the Congress Party

Will, Peter and Qianlang at the Congress Party

April, 2014

Members of the group made the most of a day of great weather by visiting the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden’s Chihuly in the Garden exhibit. The garden was in bloom and the food was great! 2014-04-05 10.28.55 2014-04-05 10.29.54 2014-04-05 10.31.17 2014-04-05 10.31.42 2014-04-05 10.48.38 2014-04-05 10.52.11 2014-04-05 10.54.42 2014-04-05 10.57.37 2014-04-05 12.06.51 2014-04-05 12.11.50 2014-04-05 12.12.05 2014-04-05 12.15.28 2014-04-05 12.15.35 2014-04-05 12.21.51 2014-04-05 12.22.16 March, 2013 Spring in Phoenix means perfect weather. The Group took full advantage by having a picnic and hiking at Fish Creek Canyon, in the Superstition Mountains just east of the city.