Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

Masterclass in Practical SEM (Ohio State, May 2022)

On The Scope – A Masterclass in Practical Scanning Electron Microscopy is a training program covering the fundamentals of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) operation. The program is provided by The Ohio State University Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), a unique facility containing more than $40 million in electron microscopes, expert technical staff, and a state-of-the-art digital theater.

Zachary Michels

I am a research scientist in the Geoscience department and the SEM Lab Manager at the Arizona LaserChron Center.

My PhD research and continued research and teaching focuses on microtectonics and the coevolution of rock microstructure and lithospheric rheology.

Zoe Zeszut

Zoe Zeszut has an MS in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Case Western Reserve University, with research focusing on mineralogy and physical properties of carbonaceous meteorites through use of Auger Electron Spectroscopy and Focused Ion Beam sputtering. Zoe previously worked with the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission as an operations engineer and will continue to support the mission for sample analysis at KMICF. 

Spring Microscopy Workshop - Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility (Imaging Cores - Kuiper)

The Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility (Imaging Cores - Kuiper) invites you to attend the Spring Microscopy Workshop, offered on Friday May 17, 2019 from 9am to 5pm. The workshop is open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students and staff. A pizza lunch will be provided.


  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Focused Ion Beam Sample Preparation (FIB)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

Including Hands-on sessions at the instruments!

Lehigh University Microscopy School 2019

Now accepting registrations for the 49th annual Lehigh Microscopy School which will be held on the campus of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, June 2-7, 2019. All courses, lecturers and instrumentation will be together for what promises to be a phenomenal week!

Course offerings include:

High Resolution Elemental Analysis from 2kV to 200kV Workshop

This workshop will discuss, through seminars and practical sessions, the technological advances that make nanometer and sub-nanometer elemental characterization possible at wide range of energies in the TEM and SEM.

Afternoon practical sessions featuring hands on demonstrations will use the Imaging Cores - Kuiper (Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility):