Document Type

Institutional Report

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Highlights of the year July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016:

• A proposal was awarded by the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program for a new transmission electron microscope, Principal Investigator, Susan Anagnost. The proposal MRI: Acquisition of a Cryo Field Emission Transmission Electron Microscope sought financial support for the acquisition of a cryo field emission scanning transmission electron microscope (FES/TEM) to replace the current 30 year old transmission electron microscope in the NC Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies at SUNY-ESF. The award of $1.12M funds 70% of the project costs, with 30% additional cost share from ESF, SU, UMU and NYSTAR, for total project cost of $1.6M.

• Teaching: Microscopy course offered were: MCR 484, MCR 783, MCR 480, MCR 570, MCR 683, MCR 685, MCR 785.

• Offered NC Brown Ultrastructure Center expertise and services to the following businesses: Car-Freshner Corp., CSArch, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Schoder Rivers Engineers.

• Class demonstrations of the scanning electron microscope were provided by Dr. Anagnost for ENS 132.

• Changes in management of microscopes. Provost Bruce Bongarten made the decision that Analytical and Technical Services would manage the use and maintenance of the electron microscopes.

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