Lehigh University’s Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN) & Nanocharacterization Laboratory


Lehigh University’s Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN) supports companies in need of expertise or laboratory resources.  Lehigh’s Nanocharacterization Laboratory contains one of the largest electron microscopy facilities in the U.S., with a suite of ten scanning, transmission and scanning/transmission instruments suited for imaging and analyzing nanoscale structures. Lehigh is the only university with two aberration-corrected electron microscopes, capable of imaging on a sub-nanometer scale. These include the world’s highest resolution X-ray analytical microscope – a unique instrument custom designed for nanoscale analysis and imaging. The facility also houses a focused ion beam instrument, an electron beam lithography system, and an electron microprobe. There are complete specimen preparation facilities including a Gatan PIPS, plasma cleaner, chemical jet polishers, dimplers, wire saws, diamond cutting wheels and a comprehensive metallographic suite. Extensive software for digital image acquisition, manipulation, and data analysis is available.


Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Whitaker Laboratory
Gene A. Lucadamo, M.S.Ch.E., Industry Liaison, Lehigh University

Nanotechnology Commercialization in Pennsylvania

“Across the world, the competition to find the next great scientific advancement continues to grow… as  a competitor in the global marketplace, it is Pennsylvania’s responsibility to give our universities, companies and partners the best opportunties to be on the forefront of these advancements.”

–The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania