Join the Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization Workshop

March 24, 2022

The COSINC facility will host a two-day workshop and training session on Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization on April 21 and 22. The workshop includes a tour of the Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core Facility (MIMIC).


The value of core facilities from a researcher’s perspective

Nov. 18, 2021

Associate Professor Wil Srubar shares the importance of having core facilities at public institutions.

zeiss xradia

Tour the MIMIC facility

Nov. 11, 2021

View photos from inside the core facility as researchers, employees and students operate the state-of-the-art equipment, including the Zeiss Xradia 520 Versa 3D X-ray Microscope.

Adrian thumbnail

Meet MIMIC Director Adrian Gestos

Nov. 4, 2021

Since joining the MIMIC team in October 2020, Gestos has been helping researchers solve problems with the facility’s state-of-the-art equipment, allowing scientists and engineers to characterize materials visually, mechanically and chemically, down to the submicron scale.

student working in COSINC lab

Webinar planned to showcase x-ray and electron microscopy facilities

Oct. 27, 2021

The Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) and the Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility will host a joint virtual webinar from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 via Zoom.

Reptile scan

Museum uses MIMIC equipment to scan reptiles and amphibians in incredible detail

Nov. 18, 2020

Over three years, a team of museum staff and students at CU Boulder will collect high-tech 2D and 3D images of roughly 1,100 species of reptiles and amphibians housed in the museum’s collections.

zeiss xradia

$1 million imaging system opens world of research at college, across campus

April 19, 2019

The new and unique high-resolution X-ray microtomography imaging system at MIMIC will enhance research, not only in engineering, but in the fields of archaeology, geology and medicine across campus and the Rocky Mountain region.