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Using CEMAS


It is our goal to make CEMAS a user-friendly facility where you can complete your research in a productive way. A support team of technical, research, administrative and academic staff based at CEMAS provides comprehensive support to all users through a variety of mechanisms from contract research to collaborative projects.

There are three ways in which to complete your research:

1) Independently

Users may be trained by a member of our technical staff to independently operate the equipment. Once training has been completed, the user is granted access to reserve the equipment and self operate the microscope to complete their research as the schedules allow.

Training sessions will be charged the hourly microscope usage rate + the hourly labor rate. You may find our rates here. Independent use of the equipment is charged the hourly microscope rate.

2) Staff Led

This is ideal for a short pilot feasibility study or for a final image of a study. You will meet with the technical and research staff at CEMAS to discuss scope of the work and what you are trying to accomplish. You may drop your samples off with the staff and they will collect the data on your behalf. We encourage you to participate and sit in the session when possible.

Staff led sessions will be charged the hourly microscope usage rate + the hourly labor rate. You may find our rates here.

3) Remote Operation

Do you have the need for regular characterization tools at your fingertips? Nearly every instrument in the facility is accessible through remote access. Contact us at cemas@osu.edu if you're interested in becoming a remote microscopy partner.