Courses in Electron Microscopy

The Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Laboratory provides basic to advanced training in all aspects of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), from specimen preparation to tissue thick/thin sectioning. We host formal semester long courses offered by the College of Science and Mathematics for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students using SEM and TEM in their thesis research, and on-site training for new users. Summer courses, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations are in development.

Formal Instructional Programs

BIOL 411 “Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy”
Basic theory and practice of electron microscopy. Specimen preparation, ultramicrotomy, microscopy, photographic preparation of final print, operation of the TEM, and interpretation of results. 4 sh.
Instructor: Michael Ganger
BIOL 406 “Scanning Electron Microscopy”
Introduction to the theory and practice of scanning electron microscopy including specimen preparation, beam-specimen interactions, and operation of the SEM. 4 sh.
Instructor: Michael Ganger
EAES 525 “X-ray Microanalysis”
An in-depth laboratory-oriented course in SEM Imaging and energy dispersive spectroscopy, qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis, and x-ray mapping. 3 sh.
Instructor: Dr. Stefanie Brachfeld

On-site Training Instructional Programs

On-site training courses for new and experienced users are available upon request in the EM imaging facilities. Special courses and certificated program may also be offered during Winter or Summer session. Contact Dr. Laying Wu for additional information.

Workshop, Seminar, and Demonstration Programs

The EM facilities provides workshops, seminars, and demonstration programs to our students, research staff or faculty. Contact Dr. Laying Wu to be added to our mailing list for program announcements.