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 Ph. D professionals who support academic, research, and industry customers. Each year more than 250 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.
                                                                                   Due to Covid 19 Restrictions, SCSAM access is STAFF ONLY. 
                                                                                                                                            (Contact one of the SCSAM staff to inquire about virtual sessions.)


Name Role Phone Email Location
John Kim

Senior Research Engineer-Surface Analysis


 216-368-6198  tjk155@case.edu  White 436  /Glennan 101
Jeff Pigott Senior Research Engineer-Electron Microscopy and XRD  216-368-6012  jxp652@case.edu

White 436  /Glennan101


Richard Tomazin

Senior SCSAM Engineer-    Sample Preparation, OM, and Nanoindentor


 216 368-6198 rst@case.edu White 538
 Nichole Hoven Senior Research Engineer- XRD, AFM, OM, nanoindentor 216-368-0264  nxh195@case.edu  
 Jennifer Carter   Faculty Director   216-368-4214  jwc137@case.edu  White 500B

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Staffed hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm    

Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44106

Glennan Bld. 101

Links and Resources

  1. http://engineering.case.edu/centers/scsam/
  2. https://research.case.edu/corefacilities/CoreFacilityDetail.cfm?n=6


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jeff Pigott
Acting Staff Director
White 436