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Welcome

The AIM Lab is dedicated to the characterization of the structure and composition of a broad spectrum of hard and soft materials and biological systems with nanometer resolution. These capabilities are used for research, and the teaching and training of students. The research performed in the laboratory is focused on the characterization of materials and structures in the areas of biomaterials, multifunctional and smart materials, nanostructured materials, nanodevices and geological materials.


Announcements

Ongoing

AIM Lab Summer Short Courses begin June 17. SEM: June 17-21, TEM: June 25 - 28, FIB: July 1 - 5. Check here for details and application forms

Ongoing

The new JEOL NEOARM 200F Aberration Corrected TEM/STEM is currently being installed and nearing completion. Check here for details on the system.

Using the lab

If you are interested in using the instruments in the lab please complete the steps on the Become a User page. Additionally, introduce yourself to the AIMLab staff and discuss your project. This will allow us to understand your needs and develop a plan for your work or research.

Acknowledging NanoCenter and AIM Lab

The NanoCenter and AIMLab need your help! Acknowledging the support given by the NanoCenter in your presentations and publications help us out tremendously.

Read how to acknowledge

Hours

Current hours are:
8:00am - 6:00pm
Monday - Friday
by appointment only.

AIMLab Contact Information

Location

1237 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

Staff

Wen-An Chiou

AIM Lab Director

wachiou@umd.edu

301-405-0541

1234 Jeong H. Kim Bldg

Phil Piccoli

Senior Research Scientist
piccoli@umd.edu

301-405-6966

1109 Geology Building

Jiancun Rao

Associate Research Scientist

jcrao@umd.edu

301-405-0561

1231 Jeong H. Kim Bldg

Colleges A. James Clark School of Engineering
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

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