Electron Microscopy Core



Overview of Services

The EMC mission is to provide cost-effective, safe and efficient access to state-of-the-art and core electron microscopes for imaging and analytical characterization, and also surface analysis by XPS and Raman, with 24/7 access for the UIC community and beyond. In addition to instrument access, EMC staff offer advice, hands-on training, education and research collaboration. EMC aims to promote, enable and encourage cutting-edge education and research using the core's instrumentation.


Fengyuan Shi | Director | fyshi@uic.edu | (312) 355-2087

Olivia A. Pérez | Assistant Director | oathom1@uic.edu | (312) 996-6443

Figen Seiler | Senior Research Specialist | figens1@uic.edu | (312) 996-6899


Location and hours of operation

Location Hours


116, SES

845 West Taylor St      

Chicago, IL 60607


E-5, MSB

835 South Wolcot Ave   

Chicago, IL 60612


Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (staffed)



Monday - Friday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm (staffed)


Links & Resources

  1. Electron Microscopy Core Informational Site
  2. Getting Started Help Site


Name Role Phone Email Location
Fengyuan Shi
(312) 355-2087
112 SES

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