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Andrew Minor

Facility Director, NCEM


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Andrew Minor received a B.A. in Economics and Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and his MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is a Professor at U.C. Berkeley in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and also holds a joint appointment at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he is the Director of the National Center for Electron Microscopy in the Molecular Foundry. He has co-authored over 150 publications and presented over 100 invited talks on topics such as nanomechanics, lightweight alloy development, characterization of soft materials and in situ TEM technique development. His honors include the LBL Materials Science Division Outstanding Performance Award (2006 & 2010), the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award from TMS (2012) and the Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America (2015). Dr. Minor can be reached at aminor@berkeley.edu.

Research Interests

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.

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