Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis

Nanoscale Imaging and Elemental Analysis

Surface Metrology

Surface Analysis

Optical Imaging

Sectioning, Polishing & Coating


    September 2019

Materials Characterization and Nanoscale Imaging Lab

We are a core facility that serves the following institutions:

  • University of Utah Faculty and Researchers
  • Other Universities and Government Labs
  • Private companies and Industries

Industries Served

  • Advanced Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Biotechnology
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Alternative Energy
  • Semiconductor Manufacuring
  • Microelectronics
  • Aerospace
  • Strategic Defense
  • Environmental Science
  • Mining and Geosciences
  • Nanomaterials and Nanoparticulate Research
  • ...and more


  • Multi-scale Correlative Analytical Microscopy
  • Imaging from cm to nm scale
  • Elemental and Chemical analysis
  • Environmental (in-situ) imaging from nm - um scale (liquid phase, gas phase, electrochemistry)
  • 3D topographic and tomographic imaging
  • Thin film characterization, morphology, preferred grain orientation, microstructure, thickness, n&k, hardness, elasticity
  • Full suite of sample prep tools