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Electron Microscopy Center

EMC Workshops and tours for industrial users

The Electron Microscopy Center will be conducting in-person workshops for industrial users over the Spring. The goal of these workshops is to familiarize industrial users with the imaging and characterization techniques and equipment available at the University of Kentucky.

More information and schedule available using the link below. Feel free to contact the EMC staff directly for details (

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

Located in the basement of the ASTeCC Building, in the middle of campus within the engineering complex, the EMC offers access, training and assistance on top-of-the-art imaging and materials characterization instruments.

The EMC is an active member of the KY Multiscale Manufacturing and Nanointegration Node (KY MMNIN), one of 16 nationally recognized sites in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), and of the KY IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

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.


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