MRI's Four Lab Solution

Materials Characterization Lab

Materials Characterization Lab

Fully-staffed, open access, analytical research facility charged with enabling research and educating the next generation of highly qualified researchers.

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Nanofabrication Lab

Nanofabrication Lab

Our staff scientists and engineers will enable users to transition fundamental research in nanomaterials to innovation-driven multicomponent integrated devices and systems devices.

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Materials Computation Center

Materials Computation Center

Primary goal is to support Penn State faculty working in computer-based simulations of materials- across the various length and time scales.

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2DCC Materials Innovation Platform

Materials Computation Center

The 2DCC-MIP is focused on advancing the synthesis of 2D materials within the context of a national user facility.

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Facilities and Centers


The materials research centers are founded by faculty teams with the experience and expertise to address specific areas requiring an interdisciplinary approach, and are supported by industry and/or US government funding.

Affiliated Centers

Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST)

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Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST)

Center for ASSIST

Other Core User Facilities at Penn State

Advanced Coatings Lab: Applied Research Laboratory

Electron Microscopy Facility: The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Mechanical Testing Laboratory (MTL): Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR): Department of Chemistry

Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility: The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center: Social Science Research Institute