Analysis & Characterization

analysis and characterization

Characterization may involve testing the physical properties of a material, or analysis of the materials' interior structure.  Often advanced microscopy or elemental analysis are used to magnify or visualize internal structure and gain an understanding of the distribution and interaction of elements within the specimen.

By fully understanding the properties of a material at the elemental level, we can gain greater insight as to how the material will perform in its desired application, or how it may be altered to suit a particular use.

Links and Resources

Materials Research Institute

Electron Microscopy Facility (The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) (Department of Chemistry)

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

 

Research Experts

James Adair
James Adair
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology
(814) 863-6047
Allison Beese
Allison Beese
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 865-1523
Robert Hickey
Robert Hickey
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-7521
Michael Lanagan
Michael Lanagan
  • Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Associate Director, Materials Research Institute
  • Associate Director, Center for Dielectric Studies
(814) 865-6992
Jingjing Li
Jingjing Li
  • William and Wendy Korb Early Career Professor (Associate Professor) Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
(814) 863-1300
John Mauro
John Mauro
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 865-2130
Suzanne Mohney
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-0744
Carlo Pantano
Carlo Pantano
  • Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-2071
Clive Randall
Clive Randall
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director, Materials Research Institute
(814) 863-1328
Joshua Robinson
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-8567

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