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Marcela Redigolo

Electron Microscopy Facilities Manager, ESB G58

Dr. Marcela Redigolo leads the WVU Electron Microscopy Core (EMF). Her expertise is critical for structural analyses of different materials including bulk and biological samples. Standard or custom sample preparation can be performed on site. Dr. Redigolo is available to assist researchers with trainings as well as sample analyses. A professional with a strong background in physics and chemistry, she has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in electron microscopy, studying both physical and biological samples.

Marcela received her PhD in 2002 from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil working on characterization of CdTe quantum dots in glass matrix. She developed part of her research experiments at Columbia University under Prof. Louis E. Brus. From 2000 to 2003, she worked as Assistant Professor of engineering with an emphasis on biomedical research in Brazil. She moved to the USA as a research associate at Vanderbilt University to develop novel rare-earth based nanostructure materials. This resulted in the synthesis of novel Europium Sulfide nanoparticles in the sub-2 nm regimen, demonstrating magnetization reversal. She also has experience of electron microscopy at University of California, Irvine (UCI) and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).