Research and Teaching Laboratories

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering laboratories are located in Hoover Hall and Gilman Hall. Labs in Gilman are used strictly for research, whereas labs in Hoover are used for both research and teaching. These laboratories contain test equipment and facilities to investigate thermal, mechanical, and chemical properties of various materials, as well as 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
GPC 
Zetasizer DLS
Slow-speed diamond saws

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:
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, DTA, and DMA
Instron Universal Tester
Charpy impact tester

Electron Microscopy/X-Ray Diffraction
3365 Hoover

Equipment:
JEOL SEM and FEI SEM
Rigaku Smartlab XRD
Gold and silver sputterer
Four Point Probe
FTIR
UV-Vis

 

Thermal Analysis
311
3 Gilman

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

Gilman 3233 1Mechanical Testing
3233 Gilman

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

Shared Research Space
3611 Gilman

Equipment:
Plasma chamber and heated carver press