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CharFac COVID-19 Closure Update

Attention All Users

Updates from Technical Director Greg Haugstad

Working productively with the CharFac staff

Main Office

12 Shepherd Labs
100 Union Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone:  (612) 626-7594
Fax:  (612) 625-5368
(This email address is for administrative procedures such as user registration, account changes, placement on training lists, supply sales, etc. DO NOT send technical or policy inquiries to this address! If you are seeking analytical services or discussion or facility events on any scientific topic, please find an appropriate email contact 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) 626-7594
Corinne Komor
16 Shepherd Labs
Administration & External Contracts (612) 625-0776
Austin Hegland
12 Shepherd Labs
Accounting & Billing (612) 626-7594
IT Support Staff
11 Shepherd Labs
IT support: computers, networking, database (612) 626-2262

Scientific Staff

Scientific experts (i) manage instruments and ancillaries in the Characterization Facility, (ii) develop capabilities, (iii) provide services (analysis, training, assistance) and (iv) formally collaborate with users when necessary. Please contact the following staff members (instead of the above General staff) with specific technical inquiries (including price quotes when needed). The order of techniques is according to staff member's emphasis.

Javier Garcia Barriocanal
11 Shepherd Labs
X-ray scattering, high resolution XRD, thin film analysis, hard or soft materials (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
SEM, Cryo-SEM, Cryo-TEM, TEM, Tours in NHH facility (612) 626-0341
Bing Luo
29B Shepherd Labs
XPS/ESCA, Confocal Raman & FTIR, microcontact angle meter, AES & sputter profiling (612) 625-1841
Jason Myers
55 Shepherd Labs
Advanced materials TEM (HR/STEM/EDS/EELS/EFTEM) (612) 626-3613
John Nelson
18 Shepherd Labs
Profilometer (612) 625-4893
Geoffrey Rojas
18 Shepherd Labs
SAXS, STM/STS, AFM/EFM, AES, UPS/XPS, Powder Diffraction (612) 626-9803
Nicholas Seaton
53 Shepherd Labs
SEM (EDS/EBSD), FIB (612) 626-5314
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