Suzy Vitale
Microbeam Specialist
Office: 
R-G28B
Phone: 
(202) 478-8918

Suzy Vitale is the FIB/SEM Microbeam Specialist at the Geophysical Laboratory.  She operates Carnegie's new, state-of-the-art FEI Helios PFIB G4, and the Zeiss Auriga SEM.  Suzy's expertise is in TEM sample preparation, particularly in powder/particle materials, and also has a strong background in 3D imaging and analysis, high resolution imaging, EBSD and qualitative EDS.  

Suzy trains and mentors new and visiting users, and collaborates with staff and postdocs on research projects. Additionally she, along with fellow Microbeam Specialist Emma Bullock, provides leadership to maintain and manage the smooth operation of the Electron Microscopy Suite.

Prior to joining the Geophysical Laboratory, Suzy ran the FIB/SEM lab at Sandia National Laboratories, a materials characterization laboratory.  There, she imaged, FIB'ed, and characterized a wide variety of materials including polymers, ceramics, metals, metal alloys, composites and metal-organic frameworks.