University Instrumentation Center

A Virtual Connection into the Nanoscale World via Outreach

"I really enjoyed seeing all the cool specimens with the SEM. I love science even more now!" exclaimed Brynn, age 12.

On January 12, the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) introduced students in New York to the nanoscale world of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). This outreach session was well-received by the students and teachers of Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School. The students’ curiosity was clearly piqued by this opportunity to see, at the nanoscale level, the intricate details of such samples as a velvet mite, an apple leaf, and a fruit fly in a spider web. 

The UNH Instrumentation Center Hosts Open House

The UNH Instrumentation Center (UIC) held an open house in October to celebrate the opening of UNH’s new Imaging Core facility, and to spread the word about the recent acquisition of a Tescan Lyra Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM).

University Instrumentation Center

The University Instrumentation Center is a University-wide core facility dedicated to the advancement of the research and academic missions of UNH and the surrounding research community. The UIC is open and available to all faculty, staff, and students as well as non-UNH academic entities, government, and industrial customers.


New FIB-SEM Installation

Follow the installation of the New FIB-SEM in the University instrumentation center and the new UIC Imaging Core Construction.


April 2nd, 2014

The Crates have arrived!

SEM Crate    SEM Power supply Crate



Did you know?

Our instruments are not only used in academic and research labs on campus. We also provide demonstrations for science students from area high schools.  We can even perform live demonstrations directly into your classroom using our remote connection capabilities.  

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UNH to Receive Scanning Electron Microscope

UNH has recently received a NSF Major Research Instrumentation award for a new Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM).  The unit will be housed at the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) in the basement of Parsons Hall.  The grant is a result of a collaborative proposal developed by investigators from Mechanical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, and the UIC.  Expect to hear more about this in February 2014.

Focus On: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Did you know that RCI’s University Instrumentation Center (UIC) is home to the electron microscope facility in Kendall Hall that houses a Zeiss/LEO 922Ω Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)? 

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