Facility Users

Campus Users

While the majority of facility users are Michigan Tech graduate student researchers, all campus researchers and academic units are welcome to use this central research facility.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates with proper training are welcome to use the facility.

Guest Researchers from Off Campus

ACMAL welcomes researchers from industry and other academic institutions. Please familiarize yourself with the EOF Guest User Policy. Contact us for assistance and scheduling.


ACMAL staff give tours and demonstrations for visitors and class groups.

Course Use

The facilities are used in various microscopy courses. ACMAL is a non-academic service facility. Use for academic coursework is encouraged, but can only be accommodated when it will not interfere with campus research.

Faculty planning to use ACMAL and lab staff services must make arrangements in advance, prior to scheduling ACMAL use in a course syllabus and at least one semester before the course starts.

Remote Capability

Several ACMAL labs have been equipped with new software and cameras for improved remote teaching and research. These new remote capabilities allow for live/recorded demonstrations to be shared with large classes or for research clients and to view live data collection.