Construction of the new building to house the high resolution STEM/TEM has begun. The new facility will be located on the west end of Michigan Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Complex (ATDC) on Sharon Avenue. The 200kV Titan Themis Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM/TEM) was funded through an NSF-MRI grant. It is a true atomic resolution instrument with x-ray mapping, electron energy loss spectrometer (EELS), a 16MP high-speed camera, specialized specimen holders, and many other features. It is manufactured by FEI.