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The Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) located at Rice University offers state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise for the study of inorganic and organic nanomaterials and nanostructures at an atomic scale. We host a double-Cs corrected, mono-chromate FEI Titan Themis (S)TEM  and a Helios 660 SEM/FIB, along with several special holders and detectors for in-situ experiments and novel 4D-STEM. EMC was founded in 2015 under the school of engineering at Rice University. A central mission of the EMC is advancing the electron microscopy research and education at Houston area. The EMC also collaborates with researchers from other academic institutions and industries and offers tours for visitors, classes (MSNE 580/582), and workshops. For more information, contact Yimo Han, Guanhui Gao, or Hua Guo.

Looking for a particular piece of equipment?

Did you know that the GCC has a Shared Equipment and Resource Committee (SERC) composed of the Directors/Leaders in equipment inventory and acquisition from each of the GCC institutions?  If you are looking for a particular piece of equipment, please email Suzanne Tomlinson, and the committee members will work together to try to locate it and introduce you to the PI who owns/administers it.

GCC Shared Equipment and Cores

Shared core facilities are an important benefit to members of the GCC research community.

GCC has acquired major equipment for shared use, available to Texas Medical Center researchers, thanks to the generosity, commitment and vision of philanthropic donors such as the John S. Dunn Foundation. Additionally, GCC member institutions have each designated shared core facilities within their own institutions (via a GCC inter-institutional memorandum of understanding), providing a large array of equipment available to GCC researchers at internal rates.

These leveraged shared resources enhance collaborative research, training and grant proposals and provide increased opportunities for inter-institutional cooperation and growth. (Photos welcome!) Please contact Suzanne Tomlinson, PhD, Director, GCC Research Consortia, at smtomlin@rice.edu for more information.

Looking for a particular piece of equipment?
Did you know that the GCC has a Shared Equipment and Resource Committee (SERC) composed of the Directors/Leaders in equipment inventory and acquisition from each of the GCC institutions? If you are looking for a particular piece of equipment, please email Suzanne Tomlinson (smtomlin@rice.edu), and the committee members will work together to try to locate it and introduce you to the PI who owns/administers it.

GCC Member Institution Designated Shared Core Facilities