New Electron Microscopy and Imaging Facility Director arrives at OSU

In January, Oregon State University welcomed Yi Liu as the new director of the core Electron Microscopy and Imaging Facility.

Dr. Yi Liu

Dr. Yi Liu

Liu earned Ph.D. degrees from both Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and Wayne State University in the U.S., and he brings more than 17 years of electron microscopy expertise to OSU. He received postdoctoral trainings at both University of Michigan and Case Western Reserve University. Liu looks forward to working with researchers across the OSU campus in using electron microscopy to solve their diverse research problems, as well as developing his own research program in microscopy and materials science.

Currently located in Cordley Hall, and slated to move into the new Linus Pauling Science Center in 2011, the OSU Electron Microscopy and Imaging Facility also recently added two new instruments in 2009: an FEI Quanta 3D Dual Beam FIB Scanning Electron Microscope and an FEI Quanta 600 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope. Those instruments complement the Philips CM12 Transmission Electron Microscope, sample preparation, and optical microscopy capabilities. The facility allows OSU researchers to image materials and biological structures down to the nanometer scale.

More information on the facility can be found here at while information about all research facilities and services on campus that can be accessed across departments can be found at Additionally, Dr. Liu may be contacted at

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