External Users

The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) provides external partners with customized analytical solutions that run the gamut of customer-specified analytical work to sponsored R&D projects that involve coordinated use of analytical services across campus, as well as experienced faculty with expertise in materials areas important to the issues being investigated. 

Materials Analytical Services

  • Customer-driven analyses for specific, well-defined analytical needs
  • Specific instruments selected for analyses needed
  • On-site user training for customers conducting on-site analytical work

Materials Analysis Consulting

  • Consulting services for addressing broader, but still specific materials questions
  • Project analytical scope defined through initial meeting with customer
  • Other core research facilities involved depending on analytical needs

Sponsored Materials Research and Development (R&D)

  • Analysis-heavy, collaborative research and development projects of short duration (3-6 months)
  • Project research and development scope defined through initial meeting with customer
  • Working as a team across other core research facilities
  • Faculty involvement based on complexity and needs
  • Non-disclosure agreements required