Experimental Facilities

SEM In-Situ Tensile Stage (acquired through SOE RTI Grant)

  • MTI SEMTester 1000
  • 1000 lb (4.4kN) capacity
  • Tension/compression testing
  • Heating Stage up to 1000 C (Optional accessory not in-house)
  • 3 and 4-Point Bending Fixtures (Optional accessory not in-house)




Gleeble 1500D (Donation from ArcelorMittal Dofasco, awaiting installation)

  • Upgraded digital control system (2005)
  • Thermal-Mechanical simulator
  • High precision temperature-time control
  • Uniaxial and Compression Testing
  • Dilatometry testing
  • Heat treatment simulation
  • Melting and solidification



Keyence VHX-5000 DIgitial Optical Microscope (Acquired for the SOE Materials Science Lab through Denso NA Grant)

  • Free angle stand with motorized XYZ stage
  • Zoom Lens - 250x - 2500x



FEI Quanta 250 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (Access through Advanced Analysis Center at UG)

  • Environmental capability
  • Extremely high magnification capability (100,000x)
  • Cooling Stage



Struers Semi-Automated Polisher and Wet-Cut Saw (Access through SOE Material Science Lab)


HP Z640 Computing

  • 10 Core Intel Xeon E5 CPU
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2200 Graphics Card
  • Software: LSTC LS-Dyna, Hyperwork, ANSYS, SolidWorks