Microscopy Core Facility

Location: SER 005 (in the basement of the Science Engineering Research Building)

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm

Manager

Fen-Ann Shen, PhD
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Email: fenann.shen@usu.edu
Phone: 435.797.8560
Office: SER 005

Director

Anhong Zhou, Professor
Biological Engineering Department
Email: anhong.zhou@usu.edu
Phone: 435.797.2863
Office: ENGR 402N

Overview

The Microscopy Core Facility at Utah State University is a research service unit managed by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. The facility maintains a scanning electron microscope equipped with EDS/EBSD system, acquired through NSF MRI under grant number CMMI-1337932, multiple microscopy sample preparation tools, and a laser dissection microscope.  The facility provides microscopy service, project consultation, and user training for scanning electron microscopy, sample preparation tools and laser dissection microscopy. The Facility operates on a membership basis to all USU faculty, staff, and students; and a fee-for-service for non-members of USU, non-USU academic institutions, and industry.  The facility also provide class  demonstrations (no fee) and K-12 outreach (no fee) service.  Please contact us for services, by email fenann.shen@usu.edu or phone (435)797-8560.

SEM Images

The images above were taken with the Scanning Electron Microscope, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, and Electron BackScatter Diffraction in the Microscopy Core Facility.

E-SEM Movie

Real time micro-scale salt crystal formation from a aqueous solution after water being evaporated.

Real time micro-scale water droplet formation after water condensation.