Composites, honeycombs, functionally graded materials, and truss-based cellular solids destined for use in aerospace applications are designed, fabricated, and tested in the Lightweight Materials and Structures Laboratory.

Student, faculty, and partner research projects are sustained by a variety of small scientific equipment and supplies, hand tools, chemicals, and work benches. The space also supports the aerospace engineering structures and instrumentation laboratory course. 


  • High-temperature vacuum tube furnace
  • Hi vacuum diffusion pump
  • Drill press
  • Band saw
  • Sanding machine
  • Grit blast chamber

Lab Information

Location: LB 173

Lab Director: David Sypeck

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email