DMSE Facilities

DMSE's laboratory facilities include spaces and equipment for teaching, research, experimentation, and manufacturing.

Shared Experimental Facilities

  • Lab for Engineering Materials (LEM)
  • Lab for Advanced Materials (LAM)
  • NanoMechanical Technology (NanoLab)
  • Metallography Lab
  • Furnaces, Presses
  • Tensile Testing
  • SEM
  • Thin-Film Laboratory

Teaching Facilities

  • Undergraduate Teaching Lab
  • Metals Lab, including the Forge and Foundry
  • Glass Lab

Consult the links on the sidebar for information about equipment, use, scheduling, and associated costs.

Other Available Facilities

DMSE researchers make extensive use of MIT's NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), known locally as the Center for Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE). CMSE has state-of-the-art Shared Experimental Facilities for Analysis, X-ray Diffraction, Electron Microscopy, and Crystal Growth. Other facilities are available through the Materials Processing Center (MPC), the Edgerton Center, the Hobby Shop. Professional machining and fabrication services are available at the Central Machine Shop.

Over 1,000 pumpkins are made in the Glass Lab each year; all are sold in one day at the Great Glass Pumpkin sale.