Our undergraduate students have access to their own state-of-the-art facility comprising of multiple materials processing and characterization laboratories.
Labs are equipped with:
- Two table-top scanning electron microscopes equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy
- Power x-ray diffractometer
- Tabletop atomic force microscopes
- Optical microscopes
- BambuLab 3D printer with high-speed, multi-color capability and up to a cubic foot in print volume for rapid prototyping of complex structures.
- Instruments for differential scanning calorimetry, differential thermal analysis and dynamic mechanical analysis
- Box and tube furnaces
- A complete complement of metallographic preparation stations
- Equipment for tensile testing, hardness testing, and Charpy impact testing
To support the computational aspects of our undergraduate program, our students have access to a variety of software packages including:
- Crystal Maker - Crystal and molecular structures, modeling, visualization software plus diffraction pattern stimulation.
- Thermo-Calc - Computational tools used to predict and understand materials properties.
- Ansys Granta EduPack - Powerful visualization and selection tools, comprehensive database of materials and processes.
- Matlab - Programming and numeric computating platform used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.