John Mansfield, named Senior Director of Education and Engagement

In 1987, Dr. John Mansfield joined the University of Michigan as the laboratory manager of the north campus Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL) and then, from 2005 as the laboratory manager and associate director, successfully growing an initially small transmission electron microscopy facility with 3 TEMs and 1 XPS system, into a much larger materials characterization facility currently serving over 450 users. Beyond the technical expertise and support on the instruments, the Center is now looking to broaden its mission to include education and experiential learning in advanced materials characterization.  In his new role as the Senior Director of Education and Engagement, Dr. Mansfield will teach a graduate level electron microscopy course, and a series of tutorial seminars targeting new students, industrial researchers, and users looking to expand their knowledge base about advanced electron microscopy, diffraction and spectroscopy techniques. He will also organize outreach events and develop the framework for a future (MC)2 certificate program in materials characterization.