Safety is a priority in all of our facilities

World-class experimental and advanced computational facilities are available at Carnegie Mellon for materials research. Whether for structural characterization, materials processing, or property/performance determination, materials research is an equipment-intensive enterprise. The MSE department maintains a range of central facilities available to all, especially focused on structural characterization and computations, and individual faculty maintain a broader range of equipment focused on materials processing and property/performance determination.

Our spaces

student in materials characterization facility

The Materials Characterization Facility: The Materials Characterization Facility is a vibrant, world-class facility that enables critical materials research. Equipment in the facility takes a closer look at the world around us and exposes leaders in science and engineering to the opportunities for improvement and innovation. Learn more about The Materials Characterization Facility’s capabilities. Opens in new window

Nanofab lab

The Claire and John Bertucci Nanotechnology Laboratory: The Claire and John Bertucci Nanotechnology Laboratory is a premier nano-manufacturing hub dedicated to the invention and demonstration of micro- and nanosystems. The “Nanofab” houses approximately 100 processing tools in a 14,000-square-foot nanofabrication research facility. Visit the Nanofab. Opens in new window

undergraduate students in lab

Undergraduate facility: Our undergraduate students have access to their own state-of-the-art facility comprising of multiple materials processing and characterization laboratories. Discover our undergrad facilities.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering also contributes to the College of Engineering’s research centers.