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We are seeking a PostDoctoral research fellow to join our electron microscopy group at University of Minnesota and exceptional candidates will be considered seriously. Applicants interested in this research position should send a cover letter and resume with a list of references to Prof. Mkhoyan by e-mail:

The Mkhoyan Lab is an analytical electron microscopy lab where research at the atomic scale is daily routine. When materials are so small that measuring their dimensions and observing their behavior require atomic-level precision, experimental tools with the same atomic-scale sensitivity are essential. The technological developments in creating nanomaterials and in electron microscopy with ultra-high-resolution capabilities have in recent years been converging on a common objective, promising to open a new field of intriguing possibilities.

TEM and dedicated analytical (S)TEM have recently reached a major milestone. With the advent of lens aberration correction, microscopes now achieve sub-Å resolution. In combination with quantitative spectroscopy these microscopes provide unprecedented experimental capabilities.

The study of these "very small" materials promises to pave the way to new discoveries about their properties and the physical processes occurring inside them. In our lab not only do we address puzzling questions about what happens to materials at this scale, but also we kindle the scientific imagination to anticipate new questions that have heretofore never occurred.

"What is essential is invisible to the eye…”
A. de Saint-Exupery

Our group had a very successful presence at the M&M 2017 Meeting; Jacob was awarded the 1st place poster award, and Prashant took 1st place in the micrograph competition!

Claire won first place at the student paper competition for the Society of Experimental Mechanics annual conference!

Prashant Kumar was selected for the M&M 2017 Presidential Scholar Award!

Ryan Wu was awarded a 2017-18 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship! A full list of recipients for 2017-18 can be found here.

Our collaborative work, lead by Prashant Kumar of our lab, and Tspatasis lab members, Ultra-selective high-flux membranes from directly synthesized zeolite nanosheets was published in Nature.


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