Category: Status

All equipment status updates.

ESEM Offline August 1–18, 2023

The instrument will be temporarily offline from August 1to August 18 to facilitate the installation of the SEMTech 8000 upgrade. During the upgrade period, the ESEM system will be inaccessible, and no reservations or usage will be possible. We kindly request that you plan your projects accordingly and make alternative arrangements for your imaging and analysis requirements during this period.

To ensure a smooth transition and help you familiarize yourself with the upgraded system, we will be offering training sessions for all ESEM users. These training sessions are mandatory for anyone intending to use the SEMTech 8000. The sessions will be conducted starting from August 19, once the upgrade is complete.

To schedule your training session, please sign up for training. You will be directed to our self-scheduling calendar, where you can choose a time slot that suits you best. Appointments are available starting August 19. Due to limited availability, we recommend scheduling your session at your earliest convenience.

Read the full announcement.

ACMAL Update: Contact Information During Liz’s Vacation

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to inform you that I will be going on vacation from May 29th to June 19th. During this period, if you encounter any issues or have any questions, please reach out to the following contacts:

  • For X-ray Facility questions, please contact
  • For Electron Optics Facility questions or sample preparation, please contact
  • For Scanning Probe Microscopy (AFM) & Surface Analysis (XPS) Facilities questions, please reach out to
  • For Confocal Imaging Facility questions, please contact
    • Dr. Marina Tanasova at 906-487-1163 or email mtanasov@mtu.edu (Cell Culture Lab & Flow Cytometer)
    • Jerry Lutz at 906-370-7402 or email jlutz@mtu.edu (Confocal)
  • In case of an emergency, call public safety by dialing 911.

These individuals, as experts in their respective areas, will be able to assist you promptly. However, please note that for general inquiries or matters not specific to a particular area, it is best to contact me upon my return.

I have complete confidence in the ACMAL team’s abilities to handle any issues that may arise during my absence. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. I will be sure to get back to you promptly upon my return on June 19th.

Wishing you all continued success with your research.

Best regards,

Liz

IMPORTANT BUILDING NOTICE – M&M Elevators out of order

Both the freight elevator and the passenger elevator are out of order in the M&M Building. Facilities is aware and has contacted the elevator repair technician.

If you would like information on how to request ADA/disability accommodations please contact:
Employees: ADA Coordinator, adacoordinator@mtu.edu or 906-487-3310
Students: Student Disability Services, sds@mtu.edu or 906-487-3558

-Wendy


Wendy Hackman
Facilities Management
146 Walker Building
1400 Townsend Dr
Houghton, Mi 49931
487-2155 Office
369-4509 cell