Materials Metrology, Characterization, and Learning Laboratory


Promote advancement in materials research 


To support materials research, innovation, and learning at the University of Pittsburgh and beyond by providing access to tools, techniques, and expertise for materials metrology and characterization.

The MMCL Lab is a fee based-laboratory. Internal users, please take a moment to review the current fee structure and apply for access via this form. External users, please contact us for more information.


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Available Resources

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Optical Microscopy: Keyence VHX 7000N, Keyence VHX 970, Zeiss Smartzoom 5

X-Ray Analysis: Phenom XL G2 SEM, Bruker Skyscan 1272 micro-CT, Rigaku Miniflex XRD

Surface Evaluation: Bruker Contour GT-I optical profilometer, Keyence VR-3200 optical profilometer, Hysitron TI900 Triboindenter

Thermal Property Analysis: Netzsch Laser Flash Analyzer 427, Netzsch Thermomechanical Analyzer 402 F1