I studied engineering at Cambridge University, where I first encountered a scanning electron microscope, and a few years later I also obtained an MSc and PhD in acoustics at London University. I have worked in electronics, acoustics consultancy, systems design and noise control, mainly in the field of naval systems. In the 1990s I became interested in microscopy, mainly from the point of view of taking photographs through microscopes. Around the same time I developed an interest in arachnology and was able to use my microscopes to identify spiders down to species level. Now retired, I keep busy with microscopy, arachnology, cello playing and wildlife photography. I live in North Dorset, in the United Kingdom.
Comments and suggestions on this site, and on scanning electron microscopy in general, are welcome. Please email me.