Scanning Electron Microscope

Nurul Razak and the Scanning Electron Microscope

What can the SEM be used for?

PhD Candidate Nurul Hidayah Razak uses the Scanning Electron Microscope regularly as a core part of her doctoral studies.

“While there has been a lot of research on tool deterioration during the machining of nickel-based superalloys, how the tool deteriorates and the modes of tool failure are not yet fully understood. My research aims to answer these questions and provide an explanation of how a physically based method to monitor tool deterioration can be developed.”


The scanning electron microscope facility is situated within the School of Engineering, in Room 113 on the ground floor of the WZ Building at 34 St Paul Street on AUT’s City Campus.

General information as to the capabilities of the SEM, as well as sample and administration requirements can be found here. More specific requirements related to your project or samples can be discussed in depth during your initial consultation.

Please contact the facility coordinators for more information.

Patrick Conor at 09 921 9999 ext 8863
Marcel Schaefer at 09 921 9999 ext 6943


Download information about the Scanning Electron Microscope.

Last updated: 15-Feb-2018 11.43am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.