UTSA Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center(KAMC)

KAMC Operations Update during COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 situation nationwide, KAMC is adopting feasible measures in order to comply with CDC current recommendations on social distancing.

Effective immediately, KAMC will be subject to the following restrictions.

  • All External Users outside of the San Antonio metropolitan are restricted from accessing KAMC facilities. 
  • Internal Users who have traveled domestically and/or internationally are restricted from accessing KAMC facilities.
  • Internal Users who feel unwell must not come to KAMC.
  • Only trained users will be allowed to reserve usage through iLabs.
  • Due to the fact that all equipment is in close proximity, for your safety and the safety of the core staff, we will halt all training and assisted use until further notice.
  • Maintain at least 6-feet (2-meters) distance between yourself, other users and KAMC staff.
  • Only one person per instrument/or per room at the time to allow for sufficient distancing between users and KAMC staff.
  • All users are required to use one set of gloves per instrument usage. A supply of gloves are located near each instrument.
  • Users must clean any surfaces that have been touched without the gloves (e.g computer, buttons, equipment, doorknobs) by Clorox wipes or using ethanol and Kimwipes.
  • KAMC staff can image your samples on a limited basis at the assisted rate on the following instruments: 2010 TEM, SEM SU5500, SEM 1510, AFMs, XRD, Raman.
  • Allow 30 min buffer time between your and the previous User’s reservation.
  • General communication between Users and Staff should be done via email.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this time. Please email KAMC@utsa.edu if you have any questions.


09/11/20 - Kiosk Required for all KAMC Instrument Reservations

Effective September 15th, iLab users will begin managing reservations using the Kiosk interface for all instruments 

 09/03/20 - iLab Kiosk Enabled for KAMC

We are excited to announce the Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center (KAMC) at UTSA has begun deploying an integrated system of Interlocks on instruments throughout the facility to streamline the process of reserving and managing use of facility instruments.

Effective September 3rd, users will begin managing reservations using the Kiosk interface for select instruments.


About Us

KAMC houses state-of-the-art instruments in electron microscopy and other advanced characterization equipment. The center supports world-class research in nanotechnology, biology, chemistry and materials sciences. Our facility includes an aberration-corrected microscope in the STEM mode JEOL ARM 200F with a spatial resolution of 78 picometers. High-resolution electron microscopes such as a field emission gun JEOL 2010F and a STEM Hitachi S5500 as well as probe microscopes and X-ray diffraction. The Center is focused on high-resolution imaging, electron diffraction, electron holography, electron tomography, and EELS. In addition, the center has capabilities for in situ electron microscopy. 

Contact Information


University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours of Operation

8:00am - 5:00pm

Training Policies

  1. All users must undergo training on the use of instrumentation prior to having access to the facility. The amount of training will vary depending upon user experience.  
  2.  The core also offers personal in-depth training in methods of image processing and analysis using data acquired by the user. While this level of training is not required in order to obtain independent access to instrumentation, it is highly recommended. All training is done by appointment and requests should be made by completing the following form.
  3.  Upon the completion of training, an internal user will be granted access to the main entrance door and to each room housing the instrumentation for which the user is trained to use independently.
  4.  Under no circumstances should an authorized user lend their ID card to another individual or swipe their ID card in order to grant the unauthorized user access to the imaging center. Any unauthorized access to instrumentation will result in the suspension of all user privileges.
  5.  All work areas should be left clean, regardless if another user is to come on the system following your reserved time slot.
  6.  Data is NOT indefinitely stored on the local acquisition computer. It is uploaded regularly to our dedicated server and removed from the microscope computer. Data management is a component of user training.

Core Acknowledgment Policies

If you used the equipment within KAMC to generate data for your manuscript, please use the following examples to help format your acknowledgment. 

"The authors acknowledge the University of Texas at San Antonio Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center for support during this work."

"The authors would like to thank Dr. FirstName LastName (Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center, University of Texas at San Antonio) for technical support."

New User Access 

UTSA Users

Principal Investigators (PIs)

1) Select "sign-up" or "login" button at the top-right of this screen and register using your myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials.
2) If you are a PI with a valid Project ID assigned to you in PeopleSoft, your Group/Lab account will automatically be created with access to those avaialable funding accounts upon first-time login. Fund information is automatically imported nightly. Please contact iLab@utsa.edu if your funding information is not available in our system.

Non-PI Users

1) Select "sign-up" or "login" button at the top-right of this screen and register using your myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials.
2) Fill out the iLab registration page, select your PI Group/Lab, and verify your contact information.
3) Once your registration is submitted, the PI and/or Lab Manager will receive a notification that you have requested a membership to the Group/Lab. They will need to 1) approve your membership and 2) assign funds to your account (Speedtypes=Project ID or Cost Center) before you can submit a request and use core facility resources.

Non-UTSA Users

1) Complete the External User Access Request Form (here).

2) UTSA Staff will validate/coordinate if your institution has an active Research Service Agreement with UTSA. **This agreement must be signed by both institutions before any work can be performed. 
3) Complete the iLab registration wizard for "Non-UTSA Users".

Registration for Non-UTSA Customers
1) Select "sign-up" button at the top-right of the screen (or here
2) Receive a welcome email from iLab (typically within one business day) with login credentials.
3) Use login credentials provided to finish account creation.

4) If/once an active Service Agreement is signed, your user account will be granted access to UTSA's iLab System. 

For further information regarding this service agreement, please contact ORIS@utsa.edu.

For any assistance or general questions regarding iLab, please contact iLab@utsa.edu


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ana Stevanovic
Scientific Director
(210) 458-8735
AET 3.218
Jason Guiliani
Instrumentation Manager (XRDs, AFMS, Raman)
(210) 458-2017
AET 3.228
Kelly Nash
Scientific Advisory Board Chair




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