The Materials Lab is equipped to enable advanced materials research, modeling, and testing of new materials, and structures made from them. Of particular interest are nano-structured and lightweight aerospace materials and devices.


  • Optical Metallurgical Microscope
  • X-ray micro-CT Scanner
  • Sample prep machines
  • Micro hardness tester
  • Scanning Electron Microscope: This unit offers surface analysis (microstructure, failure, quality control, measurements) as well as element analysis with the EDX attachment
  • Chemical vapor deposition CVD systems
  • Magnetron sputtering system
  • DMA
  • Metal 3-D printer
  • High temperature heat treatment vacuum furnace (up to 1,400 Celcius)
  • Drying vacuum furnace (up to 350 Celcius)

Lab Information

Location: MP 111

Lab Directors: Marwan Al-Haik & Virginie Rollin

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