FACILITIES

The Northwestern University Materials Research Center maintains a number of shared facilities that provide faculty, students, and industrial partners with access to state-of-the-art equipment. Large facilities generally have on-site managers and regularly offer short courses on the use of the equipment. Please contact the facility director and/or manager directly for additional information. You can also download the printer-friendly Directory of MRSEC Facilities (PDF 131 kB).

NU-MRSEC is part of the Materials Research Facilities Network (MRFN). The primary goal of the program is to maximize the use of advanced characterization facilities within the greater scientific community. Please visit MRFN for comprehensive information.

 

MRSEC Shared Facilties

Center for Atom Probe Tomography (NUCAPT)
Facility Director: David Seidman, MSE
Facility Manager:  Dieter Isheim , MSE

Central Laboratory for Materials Mechanical Properties (CLaMMP)
Facility Directors:David Dunand, MSE
Facility Manager: Mark E. Seniw

Electron Probe Instrumentation Center (EPIC)
Facility Director: Vinayak P. Dravid, MSE
Facility Managers: Jinsong Wu, Karl Hagglund, Reiner Bleher, Kai He.

High Resolution Electron Microscopy and Surface Structure Facility
Facility Director: Laurence D. Marks, MSE

Jerome B. Cohen X-ray Diffraction Facility
Facility Director: Michael Bedzyk, MSE
Facility Manager: Jerry Carsello

Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science Facility
Facility Director: Vinayak Dravid, MSE
Facility Manager: Xinqi Chen

Magnet, Low Temperature, and Optical Facility
Facility Director: John B. Ketterson, Physics & Astronomy

Materials Processing & Microfabrication Facility
Facility Director: Bruce Wessels, MSE
Facility Manager: Anil Dhote

Materials Characterization & Imaging Facility
Facility Director: Derk Joester, MSE
Facility Manager: Carla Shute

NUFAB Cleanroom Facility
Facility Director: Vinayak Dravid, MSE
Facility Manager: Nasir Basir

Scanned Probe Imaging and Development Facility
Facility Director: Vinayak Dravid, MSE
Facility Manager: Gajendra S Shekhawat

Surface Science Facility
Facility Director:Yip-Wah Chung, MSE

Pulsed Laser Deposition Facility
Facility Director: Scott Barnett , MSE
Facility Manager: Bruce Buchholz

MRSEC Laboratories

Biomaterials Laboratory
Laboratory Director: Derk Joester, MSE

Charge Transport Laboratory 
Laboratory Director: Mark Hersam, MSE

Polymer Characterization Laboratory 
Laboratory Director: Kenneth Shull, MSE Ultrafast Plasmonics Laboratory
Laboratory Director: Richard Van Duyne , Chemistry

Advanced Thin Film and Laser Laboratory
Laboratory Director: R.P.H. Chang, MSE

Impedance Spectroscopy Laboratory 
Laboratory Director: Thomas Mason, MSE