3D Cryo-FIBSEM Imaging Facility for Biological and Material Sciences.

  • Ramm, Georg (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Arns, Christoph (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bhaskaran, Madhu (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Etheridge, Joanne (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Fu, Jing (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gaus, Katharina (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Manefield, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McCulloch, Dougal Gordon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Whisstock, James (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The proposed cryo-Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (Cryo-FIBSEM) will reveal isometric
3D information on the structure and composition of specimens at the nanometer scale. The cryo-FIBSEM will
be the first instrument of this type in Australia able to operate in a low temperature cryogenic mode. This will
enable the imaging of vitrified biological materials in a near native state and of non-biological material to allow imaging of for example fluids, emulsions, gels and interfaces between biological and non-biological materials. Synergistic workflows incorporating unique high-end microscopes at Monash will enable studying complex biological structures in their native context and atomic scale imaging of beam sensitive materials.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$860,000.00
  • RMIT University
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • Monash University