For general inquiries, please email or call 706-542-4080.

Eric Formo, Ph.D.

Managing Director
Office 1016

Dr. Formo is an Assistant Academic Professional and the Managing Director of Georgia Electron Microscopy. His primary responsibilities revolve around the center’s day to day management. Eric is also the primary person to contact for non-biological samples as well as being the primary point of contact for the Thermo Fisher Teneo, Hitachi SU-9000, Hitachi SU-3900, Leica DVM6, ion mill, and materials prep equipment. In addition, Dr. Formo is active in research focusing on the analysis of nanomaterials in the environment, electron energy loss spectroscopy, plasmonics, and in situ nanomaterials growth.

Mary Ard

CVM EM Lab Manager
Office 1010

Mary Ard is the GEM Lab Coordinator for the Veterinary Diagnostic Services of Georgia Electron Microscopy. Her primary responsibilities are providing EM services and expertise for the veterinary community in the state of Georgia as well as throughout the nation and abroad through collaboration efforts with departments in UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Ms. Ard is the point of contact when veterinary clinics or academic veterinary organizations have inquiries relating to electron microscopy and the animal kingdom.

Tina Salguero, Ph.D.

Academic Director

Dr. Salguero is the Academic Director of Georgia Electron Microscopy and a professor in the Department of Chemistry at UGA. Her research program on inorganic nanomaterials for electronics and energy applications relies heavily on traditional and state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques. She also contributes materials analysis expertise to archaeometry projects dealing with ancient pigments and ceramics. Her responsibilities as GEM’s Academic Director include grant writing and new instrument acquisition.