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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Faculty and Staff

Research support

Materials research facilities

Shared and available facilities for physical materials imaging and analysis

The list below shows the equipment or laboratory (and room) and the PI or technician last name.

Electron and Optical Microscopy

  • FEI Field Emission source SEM (with EDS, EBSD, and heating stage) – Amy Wo/Dave Field (Scheduling: Schedules for FESEM in ETRL 153)
    • ETRL 153
  • JEOL LaB6 source SEM (with EDS and EBSD) – Amy Wo/Dave Field
    • ETRL 121

Mechanical Testing

  • Hysitron Nanoindenter (with AFM capability and heating stage) – Amy Wo
    • ETRL 151
  • Rockwell and Vickers Hardness Testing – Amy Wo/Dave Field
    • ETRL 151
  • Charpy and Izod Impact Testing – Amy Wo/Dave Field
    • Dana 236
  • Tension-Compression load frames, Tension-Torsion Biaxial load frame, Creep tester – Lloyd Smith/Dave Field/I. Dutta
    • ETRL 122

Scanning Probe Microscopy

  • AFM with Peak Force QNM – Arda Gozen
    • ETRL 151
  • AFM – Nehal Abu Lail
    • Wegner 361

Specimen Preparation and Optical Microscopy

  • Specimen Cutting, Mounting, Grinding, Polishing – Amy Wo/Dave Field
    • ETRL 147, ETRL 149
  • Heat Treating Laboratory – Amy Wo/Dave Field
    • Dana 236
  • Optical Microscopy – Amy Wo/Dave Field
    • ETRL 150

Vibrational Spectroscopies, Thermal Analyzers, Etc.

  • Confocal Raman FTIR – Billy Schmuck
    • Wegner
  • Magnetometer – John McCloy
    • ETRL 151
  • DSC – Mike Kessler
    • ETRL 322
  • TGA/TMA – Mike Kessler
    • ETRL 322
  • Electrochemical Analyzer – Min Kyu Song
    • ETRL 3xx
  • Zygo Profilometer – I. Dutta
    • ETRL 152

X-Ray Instruments

  • X-Ray CT – B. Muhunthan
    • ETRL 16
  • XRD – John McCloy
    • ETRL 206
  • Analytical XRD – Billy Schmuck
    • Wegner xx

Centers that contain multiple pieces of equipment for materials research

CMR facilities
(technical personnel: Joshah Jennings – clean room)

BioEngineering lab facilities

CMEC lab facilities
(technical personnel: Robert Duncan, Scott Lewis)

Catalysis lab facilities
(PI: Yong Wang, technical personnel: Junming Sun, Helen Zhang)

Contact us

Office of Research and Graduate Studies

David Field
Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Studies, and Strategic Initiatives
509-335-3524
dfield@wsu.edu
Dana 145

Christopher Gass
Coordinator
509-335-8730
chrisgass@wsu.edu
Dana 145