Imaging Facility

The Imaging Facility at the CUNY ASRC currently (as of May 2016) houses state-of-art 300 kV cryo-EM, 200kV Cs corrected S/TEM, dual beam SEM/FIB, and super-resolution confocal STED microscope for advanced imaging of materials and biological samples. Future expansion of the facility includes a 120 kV TEM. The facility is open to both internal and external users.

The supported applications include cryo-EM single particle data collection, S/TEM and SEM imaging, advanced FIB applications (e.g. patterning, 2D image stack, TEM lamella preparation), chemical analysis by Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy. The facility also has two plunge freezers for cryo-EM specimen preparation, plasma cleaner for SEM samples and TEM grids cleaning, and coater for coating of carbon and sputter coating of metal.

To view a full list of the instruments available in the Imaging Facility, please click here.

We encourage researchers to get trained to become a user of the facility. Click here to find instructions and the forms necessary to become a user. A full list of instrument user rates can be found here.

To inquire about any of the instruments, or for availability, please contact Imaging Facility Manager Tong Wang at or via telephone at 212-413-3352 for further information.

Sheng Zhang
Electron Microscopy Specialist