• Material Science and Metallurgy Laboratory

    Research performed in the Material Science and Metallurgy lab focuses on 4 areas: (i) Deformation of MoSi2-Based Alloys; (ii) Oxidation and Corrosion; (iii) Development of Magnetocaloric Alloys; and (iv) Green Composites.

  • Lab Equipment

    Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) bearing Energy Dispersive X-Ray

    Our electron microscope produces images of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons.

    Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

    The transmission electron microscope (TEM) uses the basic principles as the light microscope but uses electrons rather than light.

    Tube Production Furnace

    An electric heating device used to conduct syntheses.


    Ultrasonic Bath

    Arc-Melting Furnace

    Effective for powder melting, arc casting, metallic and non-metallic buttons, annealling, compound synthesis and material densification - See more at: http://www.thermaltechnology.com/arc-melting-furnace.html#sthash.jDmoAyBO.dpuf

    Heidleberg DWL-66

    The capabilities and flexibility of this system make it the ultimate lithographic research tool in MEMS, BioMEMS, Micro Optics, ASICs, Micro Fluidics, Sensors, CGHs, and all other applications that require microstructures.

    GCA 6300 Stepper

    i-line 5x reduction stepper. 15mm x 15mm field, 500nm resolution, piece parts to 6" wafers; i line 500 nm resolution

    Pulsed Laser Deposition

    Uses laser beam to vaporize a solid target material in order to produce a thin film.

    Tystar Tytan Tube Furnace

    Tytan furnaces have reliably served industry, universities, and national laboratories since the early 1980's.