• Welcome to the Electron Microscopy Center
  • The EMC provides access to a top-of-the-art Focused Ion Beam / SEM, the Helios Nanolab 660 dual beam

  • Academic and industrial users can use the SEMs independently, after training from the center's staff
  • Biological specimens can be observed and characterized in the Quanta 250 environmental FE-SEM

The Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) is a multi-user shared equipment center that serves the entire university community and industries locally and nationwide.

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.

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…).

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

Highlights & News

Recent Publications


“Functionalization of Flat Sheet and Hollow Fiber Microfiltration Membranes for Water Applications” by Sebastián Hernández†, Shi Lei§, Wang Rong§, Lindell... Read More


“N2/Ar plasma induced doping of ordered mesoporous TiO2 thin films for visible light active photocatalysis” by Syed Z. Islam a,... Read More