Scanning Electron Microscopy facility

Hitachi S3400-II, variable Pressure SEM with an Oxford x-Max 80 SDD detector. Courtesy of an NSF-MRI grant. Installed May, 2011
Learn about this system.

Teachers corner, learn about scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray analysis. A giant world of microscopic images.

Interested in using the UHH SEM facility for your research?

Contact us if you are interested in having samples processed, or would like to run your own samples.

University of Hawaii at Hilo - KMEC

SEM/EDS Facility

Kalakaua Marine Education Center

The scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis facility falls under the umbrella of KMEC. Check out the kmec web page to learn more:


Located in the marine science department, you can find that web site at:

We couldn't not mention the Marine Option Program




The Scanning Electron Microscopy and Analytical Detector lab

The SEM/EDS lab at UH-Hilo is available for research or education needs. See contact below.

Dr. Jason Adolf, UH Hilo Marine Science Department Dr. Jason Adolf, is the main PI on this NSF grant..


Other PI's include Drs, Marta deMaintenon, Mazen Hamad, Steven Lundblad, and Brian Perry. Special thanks to Drs. Walter Dudley and Ken Hon!



Training page

Sample Preperation page

Contact Information


200 W. Kawili St.

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Phone: 1(808) 933-3907
Fax: 1(808) 933-0423