Laboratory for Advanced Materials (LAM)

The Laboratory for Advanced Materials (LAM) is in 8-102. It is a shared facility, designed for flexible use. Some lab subjects meet in the LAM.


  • DSC (TA Instruments)    
  • VSM (Vibrating sample magnetometer, ADE)
  • VCA (Video Contact Angle System)
  • Vickers/Knoop Microhardness Testers (LECO)
  • Hoods for you to set up your experiments


Alan Schwartzman

Course III alumni Coleman du Pont, Pierre du Pont, and Charles Hayden provided funding for Building 8 at the time of MIT’s move to Cambridge from Boston.