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…).
If you would like to collaborate on new equipment acquisition for future needs, contact the EMC administration.
Highlights & News
New instrument coming soon! (October 2020)
The EMC will soon be installing a high-resolution microCT system, the HeliSCAN Mk2 from ThermoFisher Scientific. More info here.
COVID19 update (August 2020)
The EMC is now accepting new users for training. Please contact the EMC staff for additional details.
New Sputter Coater (July 2020)
The EMC now offers access to the Leica ACE600 coater for controlled, high quality sputter coating and carbon deposition. Contact Nico Briot for training.
National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
NNCI is a network of open nanotechnology laboratory user facilities, supported by the National Science Foundation. It is the successor to NNIN.