Thanks to a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1827176) and a generous contribution from the School of Graduate Studies and Research, IUP and the Research Institute have recently acquired a new scanning electron microscope (SEM), now located in the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Weyandt Hall, room 54.
The principal investigators for this grant are Nick Deardorff (PI), Jon Lewis (Co-PI), Lara Homsey-Messer (Co-PI), and Jonathan Warnock (Co-PI) from IUP, and Michael Zieg (Co-PI) from Slippery Rock.
The instrument also includes Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy and Electron Backscatter Diffraction instrumentation. Over the summer, this instrument suite will be opened for use to researchers at IUP and from the region.
In the meantime, we will unveil the SEM at an open house on Wednesday, May 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in, and just outside of, room 54 in Weyandt Hall. Deardorff will arrange demonstrations of the instrument’s capabilities from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with remarks at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served just outside of the room.
The presentation is open to all.