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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
(External inquirers: use email addresses below)

General Staff

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

Greg Haugstad
201 Shepherd Labs
Director; tours, collaboration, general technical inquiries (e.g., multi-technique jobs)
Schedule   (e-mail is best)
(612) 626-7594
Joel Overlander
16 Shepherd Labs
Accounting (including purchase orders), human resources, External client relations and External user registration (including service/lab-user agreements and sending purchase orders) (612) 625-0776
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
Chris Frethem
1-232 Nils Hasselmo Hall
SEM (including cryo and bio), ancillary prep tools (612) 624-4652
Bob Hafner
17-164A Moos Tower
TEM (including cryo and bio), cryo prep
(612) 625-3974
Greg Haugstad
201 Shepherd Labs
SPM/AFM, Ion beam analysis (RBS/FReS, PIXE, NRA)
Schedule   (e-mail is best)
(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); FIB sample prep. (612) 626-3613
John Nelson
18 Shepherd Labs
Nano/micro-mechanical testing (612) 625-4893
Geoffrey Rojas
18 Shepherd Labs
SPM/AFM, TEM, XPS/UPS/AES, Confocal Raman & FTIR (612) 626-9803
Nicholas Seaton
53 Shepherd Labs
SEM (EDS/EBSD) (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