Courses in Electron Microscopy
Steve Chapman
formed Protrain in 1982 and he is our senior consultant in electron microscopy. Steve first became involved with electron microscopes in 1964 at the University of Birmingham, England.

Moving on to working as an EM service engineer in the UK his service activities as a senior engineer eventually took him throughout Europe. He then moved into sales and marketing where he worked with a number of electron microscope and accessory manufacturers in the demonstration and application fields. Steve has been involved with the design of cryo systems and sputter coaters for SEM, as well as the design of transmission and scanning electron microscopes themselves.

Running courses in many parts of the world, north and south of the equator, he has written six books including those on the operation and maintenance of scanning and transmission electron microscopes. An advocate of the electronic book he has developed our range of interactive training CD with great success world wide.

His publications include papers on a range of electron microscopy subjects from instrument design through a wide range of applications and more recently on Quality in Electron Microscopy.

Steve is also very active in his other love that of motorsport.  A designer of kart race circuits around the world he is also a Clerk of Course acting up to International level.  He has written several books on kart racing and has a very successful karting interactive CD.


Our Quality Policy, how we hope to serve our customers

Consultancy Options & Instrument Purchasing, Helping laboratory managers and instrument manufacturers to solve a wide range of problems

Courses in your own laboratory - "on site" practical courses in SEM, TEM and/or EDS

Multimedia CD courses and publications, CD courses are interactive slide shows complete with audio that you run for yourself

SEM Certificated Training - a practical course that you run for yourself producing a certificated SEM Portfolio

TEM Portfolio   - a practical course that you run for yourself producing a certificated TEM Portfolio.







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