ZEISS at the Virtual Waterborne Symposium
Find your next breakthrough

February 10, 2021

One thing that remains consistent this year is finding ways to continue research in our ever-changing working environments.

ZEISS is your partner to help you find your next breakthrough and is delivering new innovations to support you. Spend some time in our virtual booth, meet your local ZEISS team, watch our coatings webinar below, and sign up for a live remote demo with our product experts.

Introducing your new local partner

Micro Optics of Florida

Micro Optics of Florida was established in 1976 as a microscope distributor and technical service provider for the state of Florida. Over the years, we have evolved with the industry and currently represent Carl Zeiss Research Microscopy Solutions (RMS) in the Southeast US. Over the decades, we have helped our customers understand how microscopy imaging can improve their research and routine workflows. As we expand outside of Florida, we are eager to bring our resources to you!

Jennifer Davis recently joined Micro Optics of Florida as the Alabama and Mississippi area manager. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Biomedical Science program. While in graduate school, Jennifer worked with a range of microscopy applications from tissue culture to slice electrophysiology and is excited to continue building microscopy expertise while working with customers throughout the academic, governmental, and private sectors. Jennifer lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and her hobbies include reading, exploring new restaurants, and taking their two dogs on hikes.

Michael O’Relley is an application and imaging specialist for Carl Zeiss Microscopy, focusing on materials science research customers and applications in the academic, governmental, and private sectors. He supports ZEISS authorized distributors and account managers nationwide in their sales activities and customer projects for materials light microscopy. Michael has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Denver, and has over fourteen years of experience at ZEISS. With at least eight of those years attending the Waterborne Symposium, Michael by now has amassed enough plastic Mardi Gras beads to have achieved an honorary Ph.D. in Polymer Science. Michael lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Katherine and their two young children; and enjoys skiing, hiking, photography, and especially, fatherhood.

Join us for a live instrument demonstration

ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16 Motorized Modular High-Resolution Macroscope

The ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16 is the ideal instrument of choice for a broad variety of applications in materials science. Featuring a zoom range comparable to a research stereomicroscope while delivering far higher optical resolution, it reveals the tiniest details in your sample and captures large specimens more quickly, without requiring sample preparation in advance. With a diverse set of optics, illumination and contrast capabilities, staging, digital capture devices, and correlative workflows, the ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16 is the ultimate workhorse for the modern materials research laboratory.


  • Zoom range of 3.5x to 258x depending on objectives
  • Maximum field of view of 66mm, maximum working distance of 114mm
  • Motorized x/y/z for tiling of large samples and extended depth of focus imaging
  • Diverse lighting and contrast options, e.g. gooseneck, ring, slit, coaxial, darkfield, transmitted, epifluorescence, and polarized light
  • Broad range of camera choices for color or monochrome digital imaging
  • Integrated software for motorized capture, measurement, image analysis, custom workflows, and multi-instrument correlation

If interested in a live demo, please visit our virtual booth at the Waterborne Symposium or contact Eric Fosbender.

Discover Solutions in an On-demand Webinars

Hear about new insights, new technology, and find a solution to help you
find your next breakthrough.

The Use of Microscopy in the Analysis and Characterization of Surface Coatings and Materials

Michael D. Blanton

University of Southern Mississippi

An overview of microscopy techniques and methodologies employed in the characterization and investigation of coating surfaces, interfaces, and defects will be presented. Characterization techniques highlighted will include both light microscopy (LM) and scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM-EDS). Coating defects and suggested remedies will be discussed. Example images will be presented in this ‘show and tell’ discussion.

Using Microscopy to Assess Coatings and Surface Layers

As coatings and surface treatment technology have evolved, modern microscopy has offered more automated, more precise multidimensional data to characterize them. A deeper understanding of coatings, corrosion, roughness, and layers in materials has enabled the development of surfaces optimized for corrosion resistance, functionality, joining, and aesthetics. ZEISS Microscopy solutions offer a range of multimodal techniques in two and three dimensions for understanding the thin layers which make a big difference to functionality.