Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest. 

Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.  

About the group

As a special interest, member-driven group, we promote the development of new techniques in the physics community and encourage their use over a wide spectrum of applications.

Our members are from physics and cognate disciplines that include chemistry, engineering and materials science.

Our group’s broad-based interests in physics research attract members from industry, academic establishments and government research organisations.

The use of electron beams for microscopy, lithography, and structural and chemical analysis has become an indispensable tool in:

  • physics
  • biology
  • medicine
  • chemistry
  • metallurgy
  • mineralogy
  • materials science
  • electronic engineering

This trend is continuing as the range increases of analysis capabilities that overlap with other microscopies and associated techniques, including ion, light and scanning probe.

We started out as the Electron Microscopy Group in 1946 and changed our name in 1962.

What the group does

We welcome collaboration in areas common to physical and biological applications, particularly with those interested in instrumental or technique development.

We also support younger members to attend meetings and conferences.

Email [email protected] to find out more.

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EMAG conference 2021

5-9 July 2021

Organised by the IOP’s Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG), the conference will again be part of The Royal Microscopical Society’s Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC2021).

  • This event will be held as a virtual event.
  • Abstract submission closes 18 March 2021.

Find out more about the conference

Group events

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Useful links

Committee and contacts

Chair Dr Andrew Brown, CPhys MInstP
Secretary Dr Jun Yuan, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Miryam Arredondo Arechavala, FInstP
Ordinary Member Mr Michael Dixon
Ordinary Member Dr Sarah Harper, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Donald Maclaren, CPhys MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Cornelia Rodenburg, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Joanne Sharp, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Larry Stoter, MInstP
Ordinary Member Dr Jun Yuan, MInstP
Early Career Physicist Dr Laura Clark, MInstP

Email: [email protected]