Facility Director, NCEM
Andrew Minor is the Director of NCEM and an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Yale University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Dr. Minor's research group focuses on the development of new techniques and methods to characterize both organic and inorganic materials with electron microscopy. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and given over 70 invited presentations on topics such as nanomechanical size effects, lightweight metallurgy, characterization of soft materials, and novel in-situ TEM methods for materials science research. At NCEM, Dr. Minor assists and coordinates the user program concerning the JEOL 3010 In situ TEM, the Zeiss Libra 200kV FEG TEM and the FEI dual-beam Strata 235 Focused Ion Beam.