Category: Lab Staff Schedule

Staff in Electron Optics

ACMAL Holiday Schedule

ACMAL will have limited hours over the upcoming holiday break.

During the week of December 19th-23rd, the labs will be open with limited staffing. The university, including ACMAL, will be closed on Dec 26th through 31st.  The building will be locked on those days. Unrestricted users will still have access to the building and labs. 

I will be out of the office but in the area, for the next two weeks. Josh King and Zoe Hoffman will be out as well.  Dr. Erico Fritas will be available through Wednesday Dec 21st. Dr. Ed Laitila, Dr. Tim Leftwich, Aleister Kerr, Maci Dostaler will be available by appointment.

If there are problems contact us.  Our contact information is:

Liz: 906-370-6538
Ed: 906-369-2041
Erico: 906-299-2714
Tim: trleftwi@mtu.edu

Happy Holidays,

Elizabeth Miller

ACMAL Closed Thursday and Friday (11/24 & 11/25)

Good morning,

This is just a reminder that the ACMAL facilities will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24th and 25th, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving. This is a university holiday so the building will also be locked. Only those with swipe access will be able to use the instruments. Please plan your instrument use accordingly.

I will be on vacation starting at noon tomorrow returning to work on Monday 11/28. Dr. FreitasDr. Leftwich, and Mr. Josh King will be available through Wednesday (11/23). Dr. Laitila will be available through Tuesday (11/22). 

In case of an emergency call public safety. 

Happy Holidays,
Liz

Liz Out of Office (10/4-10/9)

I will be out of the office from October 4th through October 9. I will be monitoring emails and responding when I get back. 

Below are the contacts if you need assistance with instruments in the Electron Optics Facility or the Scanning Probe Microscopy Facility.

  • STEM

DR. ERICO FREITAS
Research Scientist
PHONE: 906-299-2714
E-MAIL: efragafr@mtu.edu

  • ESEM / FESEM

JOSH KINGLaboratory AssistantPHONE: 404-808-2803E-MAIL: jorking@mtu.edu

  • AFM / FESEM

ALEISTER KERRLaboratory AssistantPHONE: 520-576-3557E-MAIL: awkerr@mtu.edu

  • Sample Preparation / Coating / Liquid Nitrogen

(Josh or  Aleister)

In case of an emergency call public safety. 

Elizabeth Miller

STEM operator schedule in August-September

If you had plans to use the STEM in the August-September I’ll be unavailable on the following dates:

August 1st – 5th (out of town); returning flight schedule for Friday 5th in the morning I’ll be available for online.

August 18th – September 7th (out of town)

Regards, Erico

Erico Freitas

Research Scientist

Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory

Materials Science and Engineering

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Office: Room 622 Minerals & Materials Building

(906) 299-2714 or efragafr@mtu.edu

Liz Out of Office [7/15 & 7/28 – 8/15]

I am out of the office today Friday 7/22. Also, I will be out of the office starting July 28th and returning August 15th. During my absence I will be monitoring email, but my response will be delayed. Below are the contacts if you need assistance with instruments in the Electron Optics Facility or the Scanning Probe Microscopy Facility.

  • ESEM / FESEM

JOSH KINGLaboratory Assistant
PHONE: 404-808-2803
E-MAIL: jorking@mtu.edu

  • AFM

ALEISTER KERR
Laboratory Assistant
PHONE: 520-576-3557
E-MAIL: awkerr@mtu.edu

  • Sample Preparation / Coating / Liquid Nitrogen

(Josh, Aleister or Keith)

KEITH PICKELMANN
Laboratory Assistant
PHONE: 989-423-0692
E-MAIL: krpickel@mtu.edu

In case of an emergency call public safety. 

ACMAL Status During Spring Break

During spring break the facility will be open during normal business hours (Monday through Friday,  8am – 5pm). I will be out of the office starting today (3/4) and returning on Monday 3/14. During my absence you can contact Ed Laitila for any facility emergencies. 
If you need sample coated please contact Joshua King (jorking@mtu.edu) or Keith Pickelmann (krpickel@mtu.edu). 
Hope everyone has a nice spring break!

ACMAL Holiday Schedule

ACMAL will have limited hours over the upcoming holiday break. 
The university will be closed on Dec 23 through Jan 1.  The building will be locked on those days. Unrestricted users will have unlimited access to the building and labs.  Restricted users have access during the other days.  We ask that newly trained users make appointments during the period so someone is near in case there are troubles.

Dr. Ed Laitila and Liz Miller will be out the entire 2 week period.  Dr. Tim Leftwich, Josh King, Kyle Hrubecky, and Aleister Kerr will be available by appointment.

If there are problems contact us.  Our contact information is:

Liz: 906-370-6538
Ed: 906-369-2041
Aleister: 520-576-3557
Josh: 404-808-2803
Tim: trleftwi@mtu.edu

Happy Holidays,

Elizabeth Miller