Offsite Facilities

UCT’s Centre for Imaging and Analysis (UCT CIA)


Rabelani Masinid's EBSD image was converted into wallpaper for our lobby


The ability to characterise the microstructure of a material and subsequently relate the structure to the mechanical properties is fundamental to what we do. Research in the Centre for Materials Engineering is supported by access to the full range of Scanning Electron Microscopes and Transmission Electron Microscopes in UCT’s Centre for Imaging and Analysis (UCT CIA) 

A list of these microscopes can be found here: