Cutting-Edge Equipment

At the leading edge of materials research, we provide the latest instruments and specialized tools.

The Age of Discovery is Now.

The Materials Research Lab (MRL) fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science by bringing together world-class faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and industry in materials science, condensed matter physics, and materials chemistry in a highly-collaborative, progressive research environment.

MRL has one of the largest shared-instrumentation facilities in the nation, with over 100 advanced instruments for materials fabrication, processing and characterization, supporting the education and research of over 1000 scientists and engineers.

The MRL facilities provides 24/7 open access to this state-of-the-art instrumentation. Our expert staff provides detailed training on instrument operation, perform fabrication, processing, characterization, and analysis of samples upon request, and will work with you throughout all the steps of your research in the MRL (including experiment design and instrument modification if necessary).

Professional Support
For Your Research

MRL facilities are staffed by full-time professional research scientists and support personnel who share your passion for discovery. People like Senior Research Scientist Tim Spila, who operates MRL’s 3SDH NEC Pelletron - used to determine composition of thin films with sample sizes between two and 25 millimeters.
Research Scientist Spila
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