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Scanning Electron Microscopy Workshop

June 10 - 12, 2019

8:45 am

Interdisciplinary Life Science Building (ILSB)
Room 1105

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The Microscopy and Imaging Center (MIC) of Texas A&M University (TAMU) will be conducting a 3 days workshop on the application of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in different research fields on June 10-12, 2019.  

The workshop will comprise of several lectures covering different application of cryo techniques for biological specimen and soft matter, usage of SEM in the field of medical research, nanotechnology, geochemistry, mineralogy, thermofluid study, environmental engineering and water purification. Lectures from application specialists from Leica, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tescan, Zeiss, Ametek, and Hitachi will highlight the latest technological developments in cryo SEM, cryo-FIB, Serial Block Face SEM. 

There will be demonstrations of the FEI Quanta 600 (Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00-5:00 PM) and Tescan Vega 3 (Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00-5:00 PM) scanning electron microscopes at the MIC. A short session for computational image analysis of datasets from cryo-FIB/Serial Block Face SEM will be conducted on Monday, June 10 from 2:00-5:00PM. We have a very limited number of seats for the demonstration sessions. Therefore we will encourage early registration for the workshop.

The course is ideal for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers with no or limited experience in SEM and for faculties who are planning to implement usage of high resolution SEM, cryo-FIB/Serial Block Face SEM to their projects to bring their research work to the succeeding platform.

Attendees of the demonstrations of the Tescan Vega 3 and FEI Quanta 600 will be eligible for discounted training on either of those instruments (see below).  Attendees of the demonstrations interested in discounted training on either the Tescan Vega 3 and FEI Quanta 600 will need to additionally register in iLab ( and sign up under Request Service->Workshop->2019 SEM Workshop Registration-Discounted Training

  • TAMU and Federal Government Agency Users – Vega 3: $100, Quanta 600: $400
  • Other Universities – Vega 3: $150, Quanta 600: $600;
  • Industry – Vega 3: $350; Quanta 600: $1400

Speakers will include:

Alan BurnsUniversity of Houston
Paul StraightTexas A&M University
Kelvin XieTexas A&M University
Shankar ChellamTexas A&M University
Song XuPark Systems
Nancy RizzoLeica
Blanca Gonzales CarvajalThermo Fisher Scientific
Debjyoti BanerjeeTexas A&M University
Rick PassyThermo Fisher Scientific
Joel MancusoZeiss
Atasushi MotoHitachi
Jens RafaelsonEDAX-Ametek
Youjun DengTexas A&M University
Justin CoursonUniversity of Houston
Anindito SenTexas A&M University, MIC