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Open Positions
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

Ryan Wu successfully defended his PhD thesis "Applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy on Freestanding and Embedded 2D materials" Congrats Ryan!

Hwanhui got her driver's license!

Hwanhui was awarded an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award!

Jacob was awarded a 2018-19 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship! A full list of recipients can be found here.

Our lab was awarded the Spring 2018 JST Lab Safety Award!

Ryan was awarded the APS Ovshinsky Student Travel Award to present his research on "Direct Observation of 2D Material Interfacial States within Devices Using STEM-EELS" at the 2018 APS meeting in Los Angeles!

Prashant was awarded the silver MRS Graduate Student Award for his talk "Atomic resolution imaging of 2D zeolite nanosheets using transmission electron microscopy" at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston!


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