Zachary Karmiol

Director, EM Core Share Facility
Zachary Karmiol

As the director of the EM Core Share Facility, Zachary Karmiol manages the Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (EMMF) and Materials Characterization Nevada (MCNV). The EMMF offers scientific services in testing, characterization, and training to both fellow academic researchers and private industry and includes various microscopic techniques, materials preparation, mechanical testing, and clean room resources. MCNV focuses on solutions for external users, and houses complementary characterization and testing instrumentation. MCNV provides expertise in multiple spectroscopic techniques, structure analysis, and testing under aggressive environmental conditions.

His work has included catalyst synthesis for biofuel conversion, the refining of rare earth metals, and high temperature exposure and mechanical testing of structural alloys for use in supercritical water environments. He has also been a finalist in multiple DOE sponsored FLoW Competitions, placed second in the Nevada Governor's Cup as Chief Operating Officer of Zerochrome, and has given a TEDx talk on nuclear energy.

  • M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, 2014
  • B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, 2012
Awards received
  • University of Nevada, Reno Chemical & Materials Engineering Professional Service Award 2016
  • NACE International Scholarship for Corrosion Research 2016
  • GURA Grant recipient 2011-2012
  • College of Engineering Dean's List, Fall 2011