Listen in on X-ray laser science

The European X-ray Free-Electron Laser recently came on-line as the biggest and brightest source of X-rays on planet Earth. Those brilliant X-ray beams will allow chemists to do groundbreaking research on enzymes, solar-cell materials, and more.


BioXFEL Members Take Part in Sample Delivery Research

A team of researchers, led by scientists from DESY, has demonstrated the successful use of a new type of liquid jet at high pulse repetition rates at FLASH. The study shows that liquid jets recover in time for the next pulse even at very short inter-pulse times of only 220 nanoseconds. Furthermore, the researchers conducted the first crystal diffraction experiments using X-ray pulse repetition rates of about a million pulses per second (MHz).


Students displaced by Hurricane Maria at HWI

In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with 175 mph winds, cutting the island in half and unleashing torrents of rain and devastation. Now, almost a year later, Buffalo is helping displaced students rebuild their education while Puerto Rico is still rebuilding from the storm.


6th Annual BioXFEL International Conference

The National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its sixth annual international conference in San Diego, CA February 12th - 14th, 2019. Our annual External Advisors Meeting will be held Monday, Feb 11th.


BioXFEL in Discover Magazine: Cradles of Innovation

Discover Magazine has done a feature on the National Science Foundation's Science and Technology Center Program.  Below is an excerpt regarding BioXFEL.  Read full article here.


Job opening - Post Doc in THz Biomolecular Optics at University at Buffalo

Job description:

DOE funded postdoc position for the study of photosynthesis proteins and enzymes using terahertz light. We are seeking a highly independent and skilled researcher to join our effort to establish THz techniques that characterize protein structural dynamics. The position involves instrumentation development, sample preparation and characterization. Duties will include proposal and publication writing, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students and management of outreach in close consultation with principal investigator.