In Observance of U.S. holiday, Memorial Day, Agilent CrossLab, iLab Operations Software will be closed during U.S. hours and have support during EU and APAC hours on Monday May 29th, 2017. We will resume U.S. support hours on Tuesday May 30th, 2017. For urgent matters, please add "Urgent" to the ticket subject and we will prioritize those requests first.

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David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy



The David Cockayne Centre for EM provides access and training to electron microscopy and ion beam instrumentation


See our website at


Equipment may be booked via this interface.  Also use this system for sending Access Request forms to us.





There are two sites:  Parks Road EM centre in the Holder Building and the EM area of the Hirsch Building at Begbroke


General enquiries about access and research support may be directed to: or




Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr Neil Young
EM Facility Manager / TEM Support Scientist
01865 273655
Department of Materials
Dr Gareth Hughes
Deputy EM Facility Manager/ FIB Support Scientist
01865 273799
Department of Materials
Mrs Jennifer Holter
SEM Support Scientist
01865 273701
Department of Materials

Available Equipment and Resources

David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy (13)
David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy Specimen Preparation Equipment (1)
OJ-2200MCO Microscope (1)
The Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity (1)