Research and Teaching Laboratories

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering laboratories are located in Hoover Hall and Gilman Hall. Labs in Gilman are strictly research, whereas labs in Hoover are used in both research and teaching capacities. Theses laboratories contain all the items of equipment and the experimental facilities that are necessary to teach the physical concepts and illustrate the important processing operations involving materials.

If you would like to reserve time to use our laboratory equipment or to sign up for training, please visit our scheduling website. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Grawe for questions.

Materials Synthesis and Processing
3347 Hoover

Equipment:

Carver Press
Low-temperature box furnaces
Ametek low-force tensile and compression tester
Four Point Probe

Metallography
3355 Hoover

Equipment:
Optical microscopes
Stereomicroscope
Microhardness tester
Hardness tester

Polishing Lab
3355A Hoover

Equipment:
Sectioning saw
Mounting press
Grinding/Polishing wheels

Heat Treatment Laboratory
3362 Hoover

Equipment:
FTIR
UV-Vis
High- and low-temp box furnaces & high-temp tube furnace
3-D Printer
Squaroid duo-vac oven & lab oven

Thermal Analysis/Mechanical Testing
3364 Hoover

Equipment:
Perkin-Elmer DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA
Seiko TG-DTA
Instron Universal Tester
Charpy impact tester

Electron Microscopy/X-Ray Diffraction
3365 Hoover

Equipment:
JEOL SEM
FEI SEM
Rigaku Smartlab XRD
Gold sputterer
Stereomicroscope
Four Point Probe

Thermal Analysis
311
3 Gilman

Equipment (TA Instruments):
DSC Q2000 with autosampler and liquid nitrogen cooling system
DSC Q20
DMA Q800 with liquid nitrogen cooling system
TMA, Q50 TGA, and AR2000 Rheometer

Gilman 3233 1Mechanical Testing
3233 Gilman

Equipment:
Drop Tower
Instron 5569 Universal Testing Machine with
3-point bend fixture and 4-point bend fixture

Shared Research Space
3611 Gilman

Equipment:
Plasma chamber, slow speed saw, heated carver press