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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: mkhoyan@umn.edu

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

Jacob Held successfully defended his PhD thesis "Pushing the limits of STEM analysis and its application toward the characterization of nanocrystals and nanomaterials" Congrats Jacob!

Hwanhui Yun successfully defended her PhD thesis "Atomic and electronic structures of local crystalline defects in perovskite stannates studied using analytical STEM" Congrats Hwanhui!

Supriya was selected for the M&M 2020 Student Scholar Award for her paper "Atomic and electronic structure evolution of ZIF-L metal organic framework during amorphization!"

Our paper, One-dimensional intergrowths in two-dimensional zeolite nanosheets and their effect on ultra-selective transport was published in Nature Materials! UMN Highlight.

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