Artists impression of the new centre


The Centre is located on the first level (room 1.01) of the New Engineering Building on Madiba Circle on the Upper Campus. The Unit has seven staff members with a wide range of expertise in all aspects of microscopy. The facility is located in premises that were purpose-built to house the electron microscopes and consisted of 660m2, vibration free, magnetic field compensated, temperature– and humidity–controlled space. We are conveniently located for courses and other teaching activities conducted by the Unit.


  Email Address Contact Details Physical Address

Prof. Robert Knutsen

(Director)     x4959 Room 1.01

Dr Nasheeta Hanief

(Materials Science Applications)     x1764

Room 1.06


Soraya von Willingh

(General Enquiries and SEM Applications)


Room 1.06


Dr Jeremy Woodward

(Cryo-EM Applications)     -

Room 1.03

Mohamed Jaffer

(TEM Applications)     x3354

Room 1.06


Michael Woodward

(Maintenance and Service Engineer)     x2409

Room 1.04

Sean Karriem (Departmental Assistant)     x2819

Room 1.06