About us

Welcome to the Electron Microscopy Suite at Open University, located on our Milton Keynes campus. Our state-of-the-art facility is a core unit, proudly supporting the four schools within the STEM faculty:

  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • School of Engineering & Innovation
  • School of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences

Our expert team of four brings diverse scientific expertise to our collaborative environment. We work with other UK research institutions, providing advanced microscopy services to enhance cutting-edge research. Additionally, we support the needs of industrial clients, offering specialized solutions to help achieve their goals.

At the Electron Microscopy Suite, we are committed to fostering innovation and discovery while promoting sustainability. We are proud to hold Green Level Certification from the My Green Lab organization, reflecting our dedication to environmentally responsible practices.

Join us in advancing science and technology in a sustainable way, contributing to the future of research across multiple disciplines.

What we do

  • Provide knowledgeable advice to researchers on applying electron microscopy in their field of work.
  • Run the preparation laboratory, preparing and supplying necessary equipment and reagents.
  • Train students and researchers in techniques of electron microscopy and operation of electron microscopes.
  • Perform some or all stages of preparation and analysis of samples by electron microscopy.

How to find us

The Electron Microscope Suite is based on the Open University campus at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.

The location within the campus:
We are located in Venables Building ground floor, D wing, door number N0062.
The nearest building entrance from outside is Door E adjacent to the bicycle shed opposite the Sports Pavilion.