KY NSF EPSCoR RIE granted to Physics faculty to acquire atomic force microscope
- Monday, January 30th, 2023
We are pleased to share that Dr. Ali Oguz Er, an Associate Professor in the WKU Department of Physics and Astronomy received a KY NSF EPSCoR RIE grant to fund the acquisition of an atomic force microscope.
“Atomic force microscopy will make the invisible visible to us,” Dr. Er said.
The microscope is a powerful tool that enables the imaging of almost any type of surface, including polymers, ceramics, composites, glass, and biological samples on a nanometer scale. Our researchers have had to travel to other universities to obtain AFM measurements which proved both costly and not effective. Having the equipment accessible at WKU will not only significantly improve the research capacity on campus but will also allow students a chance to work with state-of-the-art equipment right here at Ogden College of Science and Engineering. This equipment will also be available to other faculty members and their research needs.
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