Location: 2170 Gleason
Facilitator: Surendra Gupta
The lab houses equipment for advanced characterization and preparation
of engineered materials as well as space for meeting and learning.
Students learn hands-on material characterization techniques of x-ray
diffraction, scanning probe microscopy, optical microscopy, and specimen
preparation techniques. Lab equipment includes a weighing balance, high speed mixer-mill,
low-speed precision saw, and semi-automatic pellet press which are used
to prepare materials other equipment such as scanning probe microscopy, x-ray diffraction, quantitative
microscopy, digital imaging, and hardness testing mechanical polishing
equipment is used for the characterization of the materials.
Professor Gupta is in charge of the Advanced Materials Lab. Graduate students
and faculty from many departments use the lab for their projects.
The lab serves students and faculty from the departments of mechanical
engineering, microelectronic engineering, physics, chemistry, materials
science, and printing as well as the area industry.