Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials

Overview of Services

The Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials (SCSAM) is a premier Case Western Reserve core facility providing a variety of instrumentation for advanced materials characterization and research.  High performance optical and electron microscopes allow for the examination of a wide range of materials. Providing high resolution imaging, microstructural, and chemical composition are but only a few of SCSAM's capabilities.  The facility also incorporates surface analysis instrumentation effective in analyzing and characterizing the chemical state and composition at a nanometer scale.  The facility is operated by a proficient staff of professionals who support academic, research, and industry customers. Each year more than 150 individual researchers from the academic, non-profit, and commercial sectors recognize the advantages and benefits SCSAM delivers. From students, to startup enterprises, to prominent industrial businesses, SCSAM is mindful of our clients requirements and partners with them to efficiently extract valuable and informative data.
                                        

SCSAM engineers are currently training users on the Helios, Apreo, TOF-SIMS, XPS, XRD, Keyence Optical Microscope, Keyence 3D Profilometer, Portable XRF, AFM, Nanoindenter, Ion Polisher, Sputter Coater, and Struers Polishing System.

Contact one of the SCSAM engineers for information on the training protocols and to schedule a training session.

Staff

Name

Role

Phone

Email

Location

John Kim

Senior Research Engineer - XPS, ToF-SIMS

216-368-6198

tjk155@case.edu

White 436/Glennan 101

Tugce Karakulak Uz

Research Engineer - SEM, FIB, Sputter Coater

216-368-6198

txk472@case.edu

White 436/Glennan 101

Nichole Hoven

Engineer - XRD, AFM, OM, Profilometer, Ion Polisher, Nanoindenter

216-368-0264

nxh195@case.edu

Bingham 320 

Jay Bensusan

Engineer – Struers, Sample Prep

216-368-1395

jsb5@case.edu

Glennan 621

Jeffrey Pigott

Executive Director

216-368-6012

jxp652@case.edu

White 436 

Jennifer Carter

Faculty Director

216-368-4214

 jwc137@case.edu

White 500B

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Staffed hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm    

101 Glennan Building

Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44106

SCSAM Website

http://engineering.case.edu/centers/scsam/

User Information and Current Rates

https://engineering.case.edu/research/centers/swagelok-surface-analysis-materials/user-information

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Jeffrey Pigott
Executive Director
 
216-368-6012
 
jxp652@case.edu
 
White 436
 

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