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Lehigh Microscopy School
Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence with the World's Best Microscopy Courses

Dr. Chris Kiely, Lehigh University

Dr. Chris Kiely, Lehigh University

Dr. Masashi Watanabe, Lehigh University

Dr. Masashi Watanabe, Lehigh University

Welcome to the Lehigh Microscopy School

NOTE: Lehigh Microscopy School cancels 2020 session

In line with the exceptional measures taken by Lehigh University to mitigate the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Lehigh Microscopy School, originally scheduled for May 31-June 5, 2020, in Bethlehem, Pa., has been canceled. 

The Lehigh Microscopy School, a weeklong series of courses that keeps engineers, scientists, and technicians abreast of developments in scanning electron microscopy, was set to mark its 50th anniversary. 

“Although we are disappointed to cancel this year’s programming, without question, the safety of our lecturers, participants, and staff is our top priority,” says the school’s director, Chris Kiely, a professor of materials science and engineering in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Registered participants will receive full registration refunds.

The next session of the Lehigh Microscopy School is scheduled for June 6-11, 2021. For more information and the latest updates, follow the Lehigh Microscopy School on LinkedIn.


It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the Lehigh Microscopy School (LMS) here in the Whitaker Laboratory at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

In 2020, the school's marks a half century since renowned Lehigh University Professor Joe Goldstein founded the annual weeklong program to keep colleagues and professionals abreast of developments in scanning electron microscopy. Since then it has grown to become the largest school of its kind. The weeklong school offers basic and advanced courses that combine theory with lab practice. LMS is proud to partner with some of the top microscopy manufacturers in the world supplement the nine scanning and transmission electron microscopes in Lehigh's Materials Characterization Facility, one of the best equipped of its kind in the United States.

Review this Web site to learn more about LMS and its curriculum; please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you at LMS 2021!

Kind regards,

Dr. Christopher J. Kiely
Harold B. Chambers Senior Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Lehigh University
LMS Director

Dr. Masashi Watanabe
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Lehigh University
LMS Co-director