AIF Instrument User Discussion Groups

AIF users: please come and join AIF instrument user discussion groups, which intends to share ideas, experiences and data from current users for specific instrument. You are more than welcome to sign up for multiple user discussion groups. Please email contacts of instruments for registration.

Instrument Time Location Contacts
XRD Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, September 10th, 2014 MRC 246 Ching-Chang Chung
Verios Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, September 25th, 2014 MRC 463 Chuck Mooney
TEM Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,      October 16th, 2014 MRC 463 Yang Liu              
Surface Analysis Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,     October 29th, 2014 MRC 246 Elaine Zhou         
FIB Wednesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, November 19th, 2014 MRC 246 Fred Stevie
EBSD Thursday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,      November 20th, 2014 MRC 246 Roberto Garcia


Sep 5th 2014 – Welcome Reception for New Students and AIF Open House

Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) will host a welcome reception for new students and facility open house on Friday afternoon September 5th, 2014. This includes a welcome reception, an introductory presentation of AIF lab and instrumentation and an AIF facility tour. Please register using the form below.

Welcome Reception and Open House Flyer

Welcome Reception and AIF Open House Flyer

Date Friday, September 5th, 2014
Time 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location 136 Monteith Research Center, Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University

MSE Students, Staff and Faculty Receive M&M Conference Awards

NCSU students, staff, and faculty bring home four awards from the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2014 Conference in Hartford, Connecticut August 3-8 for their work on instruments in the Analytical Instrumentation Facility. Doctoral students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Matthew Burch and Ali Moballegh, won Presidential Scholar Awards for their works titled “Investigation of Local A-site Chemistry in Barium Strontium Titanate Using Aberration Corrected STEM, EELS ADS” and “Investigation of the Nature and Mechanism of Resistive Switching in TiO2-x,” respectively. Both are members of Professor Elizabeth Dickey’s research group. In addition, Burch won 1st prize in Wednesday’s poster session in the physical sciences category.


Post-doctoral Scholar and AIF staff member Xiahan Sang and Assistant Research Professor and AIF staff member Yang Liu won Presidential Post-doctoral awards. Sang is a member of Professor James Lebeau’s research group, and his work was titled “Putting a New Spin on Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy.” Yang Liu’s award honored his research done at Sandia National Laboratory titled “In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Study on the Lithium Ion Transport in Si-Ge Heterostructured Nanowires.” All the awards were honored at Monday Morning’s plenary session and came with $1,000 travel stipends. In all, the department sent seven students, one post-doctoral researcher, one technical staff member, and two faculty members.


At the previous Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting, held in Indianapolis, IN, Houston Dycus was awarded a Presidential Scholar Award for his work titled “Resolving Ambiguities at the Bi2Te3/GaAs Interface with Atomic Resolution EDS.” Dycus is a member of Professor James Lebeau’s research group.