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Electron Microscopy

Overview of Services

Located 3.5 miles north of I-85 on SC 187, our EM Lab has several state-of-art high resolution transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and a combined Focused Ion Beam (FIB)/SEM microscope. Our goal is to provide best microscopy and analytical services to our faculty and industrial collaborators. We frequently utilize Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD), Wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS), sample manipulation and surface modification capabilities installed on our electron microscopes. The multi-user facility attracts clients from aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, textile, electronics, environmental and medical industries. The affordable cost, wide range of capabilities and minimum wait time make the facility very attractive to area researchers. All Clemson University users at EM Lab are required to have an Inter-Departmental Orders (IDO) on file prior to using the microscopes. The IDO is an official document and is considered authorization to submit a journal entry for payment of services rendered. We will work with department administrator to help internal EM Lab users setting up the IDO. Upon receipt of completed IDO, we will provide a username and password that will remain active during existing IDO cycle. Users will be able to reserve electron microscope time remotely from their computers once they receive ID, password with an existing active IDO on file. All Industry users are encouraged to contact the facility and staff members to initiate the project and analysis work using electron microscopy. Most current updates about the scheduling and instrument status can be obtained by contacting the facility staff. We welcome all industrial users representing aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, textile, electronics, environmental, medical and many other industries. We strive to make sure that the affordable cost, professional service, wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities and minimum wait time will make your facility usage very productive. For more information, please contact L.V. Saraf or call 864-656-7535.


Laxmikant V. Saraf, Ph.D. | EM Facility Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours   Location

Monday to Friday: 8am-4:30pm

  91 Technology Drive
  AMRL Building
  Anderson, SC 29625

Links and Resources

  1. Electron Microscopy Facility Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Laxmikant V. Saraf, Ph.D.
EM Facility Director
AMRL Building Office 105
Kelliann Koehler, Ph.D.
Research Specialist III
AMRL Building Office 106
Haijun Qian, Ph.D.
Research Specialist III
AMRL Building Office 103
Donald Mulwee
Research Specialist
AMRL Building Office 110
Dayton Cash
Research Specialist II
AMRL Building Office 104
Emily Steele
Research Specialist
AMRL Building Office 107
Sofia Renner Andreu
Student Intern
AMRL Building Office 108