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. All users are encouraged to contact the facility director and/or manager directly for additional information. You can also download the printer-friendly Directory of MRSEC Facilities.
External users wanting to perform analyses on-site must complete the Volunteer and Visitor Lab Agreement and complete online training. When asked to submit your group name, enter your institution’s name, and we will work with facility managers to set up your accounts and show you how to arrange training.
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
Central Laboratory for Materials Mechanical Properties (CLaMMP)
Facility Directors:David Dunand, MSE
Facility Manager: Mark E. Seniw
Glovebox Inert Atmosphere (N2) Thin-Film Fabrication and Testing (GIANTFab) Facility
Facility Director: Nathan La Porte, Chemistry
High Resolution Electron Microscopy and Surface Structure Facility
Facility Director: Laurence D. Marks, MSE
X-ray Diffraction and Materials Deposition Facility
Facility Director: Michael Bedzyk, MSE
Facility Manager: Jerry Carsello
Facility Manager: Bruce Buchholz