Imaging Suite


The Imaging Suite currently hosts cutting-edge microscopy instrumentation including transmission electron microscopes with cryo capabilities (cryoTEM, S/TEM), as well as a scanning electron microscope with focused ion beam functionality (SEM/FIB) and a super-resolution confocal stimulated emission depletion microscope (STED). The facility allows for advanced imaging of materials and biological samples, including semi-automated data collection for single particle 3D reconstruction, chemical mapping by energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX), live cell imaging, and advanced FIB applications.



Tong Wang
Imaging Facility Manager

Sheng Zhang
Electron Microscopy Specialist

Facility Structure

The facility follows a user-fee based model and is open to all users, both internal and external. The facility welcomes users from academia and industry, with individual rate structures for both. It is  encouraged that researchers get trained to become a user of the facility. Click here to find instructions and the forms necessary to become a user. A full list of instrument user rates and training information can be found here.


The Imaging Suite houses the below microscopy instrumentation in addition to several auxiliary instruments for sample preparation, including a time-resolved plunge freezer. The FEI Titan Halo 300 TEM, FEI Titan Themis 200 TEM, FEI Helios Nanolab 660 FIB-SEM, FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit Twin TEM, Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X, and WITec Confocal Raman Microscope alpha300R. The other instrumentation available are: FEI Vitrobot IV: Cryo-EM sample preparation, Fischione M1070 Nanoclean, and the Leica EM ACE600 Coater. To view the instruments available in the Imaging Facility, please click here. 

Last Updated: 09/22/2023 14:03