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Main Office

12 Shepherd Labs
100 Union Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone:  (612) 626-7594
Fax:  (612) 625-5368
(Please DO NOT send emails to this address regarding tours or technical inquiries. The appropriate names and email addresses are shown below.)

General Staff

For general and administrative inquiries, please contact the following staff members:

Greg Haugstad
201 Shepherd Labs
Technical Director (broad technical discussions, facility strategies, user policies)
Phone number is for pre-scheduled (via email) calls.
(612) 868-4069
Seema Thakral
14 Shepherd Labs
Communications Director
Event management and participation, marketing
(612) 626-0776
Corinne Komor
16 Shepherd Labs
Administration & External Contracts (612) 625-0776
Carolyn O'Grady
4-174 Keller Hall
Accounting & Billing
IT Support Staff
11 Shepherd Labs
IT support: computers, networking, database (612) 626-2262

Technical Staff

Technical specialists manage instruments in the Characterization Facility, develop capabilities, and provide expert analytical services, training & assistance. Please contact the following with specific technical inquiries(as well as price quotes for this work). The order of techniques is according to staff member's emphasis.

Javier Garcia Barriocanal
11 Shepherd Labs
X-ray diffraction (XRD) (612) 626-9657
Bob Hafner
17-164A Moos Tower
TEM (including cryo and bio), cryo prep
(612) 625-3974
Greg Haugstad
201 Shepherd Labs
Scanning probe methods (AFM etc), Ion beam analysis (RBS/FReS, PIXE, NRA, channeling)
Phone number is for texting (of urgent lab problems).
(612) 868-4069
Hanseung Lee
1-238 Nils Hasselmo Hall
Cryo Electron Microscopy (612) 626-0341
Bing Luo
29B Shepherd Labs
XPS/ESCA, AES & sputter profiling; Confocal Raman & FTIR, microcontact angle meter (612) 625-1841
Jason Myers
55 Shepherd Labs
Advanced materials TEM (HR/STEM/EDS/EELS/EFTEM) (612) 626-3613
John Nelson
18 Shepherd Labs
Nano/micro-mechanical testing (612) 625-4893
Geoffrey Rojas
18 Shepherd Labs
STM/STS, AFM/EFM, UPS/XPS, AES (612) 626-9803
Nicholas Seaton
53 Shepherd Labs
Industrial Tours, SEM (EDS/EBSD), FIB (612) 626-5314
Seema Thakral
14 Shepherd Labs
Wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS), Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) (612) 626-0776
Wei Zhang
1-236 Nils Hasselmo Hall
Cryo-TEM on bio and soft materials, tomography/3D reconstruction (612) 624-1522
Fang Zhou
1-234 Nils Hasselmo Hall
Microtomy (cryo), bio specimen prep, TEM (bio), SEM (612) 626-5315