Undergraduate facilities

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:

Undergraduate facility
  • 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

Computational labs

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.