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CAMRE receives state-of-the-art electron microscope 

Dr. David Veazie, director of the SPSU Center for Advanced Engineering Materials and Education (CAMRE) and a professor of mechanical engineering technology (MET), recently received a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that will benefit a wide range of departments and programs.


Dr. Veazie purchased the ultra high-resolution thermal-field-emission scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a grant of more than $455,000 awarded last summer by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The microscope, he said, will enable students and faculty to observe, characterize and analyze advanced engineering materials and will lead to significant transformative materials research, design and fabrication.


Dr. Veazie is setting up the microscope for use as a campus-wide tool for departments ranging from the sciences (i.e., chemistry, biology and physics) to engineering (i.e., mechanical, civil, construction and electrical engineering and mechanical and electrical engineering technology).


The SEM is the keystone piece of equipment for CAMRE, Dr. Veazie said, and will give SPSU a competitive edge in performing materials research and development for and with industry and government agencies.