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 the Science Complex 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.

To schedule use of these instruments, please reserve time using our instrument scheduler.