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Center for Microanalysis and Imaging Research and Training


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Center for Microanalysis and Imaging Research and Training

24 Schmucker Science Center South
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Dr. Samantha Shumlas
Technical Director
Phone: 610-436-3596

Prof. Kurt W. Kolasinski
Chair of Users Group
Phone: 610-436-2968


Welcome to the Center for Microanalysis and Imaging Research and Training (CMIRT). CMIRT facilities are an integral part of independent research carried out by undergraduate and masters students under the tutelage of WCU faculty. These faculty are drawn from Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics and Anthropology & Sociology departments. Hence, CMIRT provides an essential platform for the training of students within a naturally multidisciplinary setting. Beyond regular coursework, CMIRT is part of internship opportunities for undergraduates in several majors. Our facilities include instrumentation to perform scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD).

CMIRT is a core facility of the College of Sciences & Mathematics housed in a circumscribed area in the basement of Schmucker Science Center on the campus of WCU. The space encompasses approximately 4000 ft2 with nine instrument laboratories, one preparation lab, one teaching lab, one sectioning room, two offices (one of which is reserved for the full time Technical Director of the Center), one work room and one storage room.