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Industrial Connections

The Materials Science Center provides regional companies with analytical testing, research and development support, and training opportunities. Our dedicated personnel and diverse instrumentation allow us to quickly address your failure analysis, quality assurance, or product development needs.Specializing in the areas of:

     Microscopy and Imaging    

     Elemental and Chemical Analysis    

     Physical and Mechanical Properties

Our tools are available for use by your trained staff or our Ph.D. level scientists, who are available year-round.Partners interested in student researchers may connect with our talented majors, who are sought after candidates for internship and co-op experiences.

Our faculty and staff have years of experience helping companies large and small.We have completed nearly 200 projects for private sector partners since our formation in 2004.We are frequently tasked with investigations relating to:


  • Materials Characterization
  • Custom Method Development     
  • Cooperative R&D Support     
  • Alloy Identification     
  • Failure Analysis     
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)     
  • Distinguishing Product in Market Segment      
  • Confirmation of Material Certifications     
  • Comparison of Different Cost Basis Materials     
  • Production Troubleshooting     
  • RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances     
  • CPSIA – Consumer Product SafetyImprovement Act     
  • WEEE – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directivetate


State-of-the-art instrumentation, student and faculty research collaborations and innovative industry partnerships are the hallmark of the Materials Science Center.Please contact us to discuss the ways in which the Materials Science Center may be able to serve you.