During a typical year over 100 different customers are served, providing services for over $20 million in grant funds. The Electron Microscopy Center is part of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering and is located in the basement of the ASTeCC Building.

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Scheduling Calendar

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For Companies and External Users

Training and assistance on the Electron Microscopy Center's equipment is also available to commercial businesses and other external users (governmental organizations, other Universities...).

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Technique Development

There are new techniques in microscopy being developed around the world all the time. The EMC staff will provide expertise to develop techniques to advance research for your particular sample analysis needs.

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Training is available by appointment throughout the year for all the equipment. Contact us prior to training to discuss scheduling and sample preparation. At the completion of training, new users can operate the equipment on their own during normal working hours. When they become proficient they may be given off hour privileges.

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Future Capabilities

If you would like to collaborate on new equipment acquisition for future needs, contact the EMC administration.

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