The facilities are available to personnel from both inside and outside the University of Hong Kong. All scientists, researchers and students with research problems for which the laboratory equipment is appropriate are encouraged to make use of the facilities.
The EMU staff can advise and help a user in all aspects of specimen preparation, instrument use, and data interpretation. Since most new users will not be familiar with the operation of the instruments, the EMU staff will train users on a one-to-one basis or in small groups for the basic operation. It should be noted that EMU will offer introductory electron microscopy training each winter term and any graduate student planning on making use of the EMU facilities is encouraged to take this course. The object of the training is for the user to be able to independently operate the EMU equipment required for their research. Generally, the staff members are not always available to perform characterizations on a service basis, rather their function is to help the user obtain results. Under some limited conditions, however, it is possible to make consulting arrangements with individual laboratory staff members, and the laboratory manager should be contacted in these cases. The initiation of collaborative research efforts between laboratory staff and users, whether they are from the University of Hong Kong or another academic or industrial institution, is also encouraged.
HKU Electron Microscope Unit respects personal data and is committed to full implementation and compliance with the data protection principles and all relevant provisions of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. We will ensure that staff, students, researchers involved in handling personal data comply with the strictest standards of security and confidentially. HKU Electron Microscope Unit, being part of the HKU, complies with all relevant and applicable HKU policies.