Imaging Facility

COVID-19 Update: Effective Monday, March 16th, only essential personnel are to report to CUNY campuses. As such, our core facilities will not be able to accept users until the situation changes. We apologize for any inconvenience or disruption to your research this may cause. We will begin operations as soon as we can. Users may contact their core facility manager(s) with any questions.

The ASRC Imaging Suite at GC of CUNY currently houses state-of-art 300 kV cryo-TEM, 200kV Cs corrected S/TEM, 120kV TEM, Dual-beam SEM/FIB, Raman Microscope, and super-resolution STED microscope for advanced imaging of materials and biological samples. The facility follows a user-fee based model and is open to all users, both internal and external. The facility welcomes users from academia and industry, with individual rate structures for both.

The supported applications include data collection for single particle 3D reconstruction, S/TEM and SEM imaging, advanced FIB applications (e.g. patterning, site-specific cross-sectional imaging, 2D image stack, TEM lamella preparation), chemical analysis by Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS). The facility also has plunge freezers for cryo-EM specimen preparation, plasma cleaner for SEM samples and TEM grids cleaning, and coater for coating of carbon (thermal-evaporation), Gold and Platinum (sputter coating).

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 and training information can be found here.

Contact Us

Tong Wang
Imaging Facility Manager
twang1@gc.cuny.edu
212.413.3352

Sheng Zhang
Electron Microscopy Specialist
szhang3@gc.cuny.edu
212.413.3406

Advisory Committee

  • Amedee des Georges, ASRC & CCNY
  • Amirali Zangiabadi, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • Nicolas Biais, BROOKLYN COLLEGE
  • Oleg Gang, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY & BNL