September 18, 2017 - Dr. Shangshang Mu joined SENCR-MIC as a Research Associate staff member. Dr. Mu received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences/Earth Materials in September 2015 from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. His dissertation title is "Experimental investigation of olivine and olivine-rich rocks at high pressure and high temperature".
September 13, 2016 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded FSU in the amount of $201,900 for a proposal, entitled "MRI: Acquisition of a Cathodoluminescence Spectrometer on an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Multidisciplinary Research and Hands-On Education at Fayetteville State University". The project was proposed by Dr. Zhiping Luo (PI at FSU, Materials Science), Dr. Daryush Ila (Co-PI at FSU, Physics), Dr. John Chadwick (Senior Personnel at College of Charleston, Geology), and Dr. Khalid Lodhi (Senior Personnel at FSU, Forensic Science). The addition of a cathodoluminescence spectrometer will significantly enhance the capability of this world-class microprobe. [Link]
February 18, 2016 - The new SDD EDS detector has been installed and it is working on this instrument.
September 1, 2015 - The Army Research Office (ARO), Department of Defense, has funded SENCR-MIC to upgrade the existing EDS detector with a new liquid-nitrogen-free SDD detector, through a research grant W911NF-15-1-0566. It is expected to be installed in February, 2016.