Materials Science Lab


This Laboratory is used to support undergraduate students taking a material science course that has a laboratory course affiliated with it. In the lab, students perform hands-on experiments to 1) learn basic metallographic polishing/etching techniques, 2) characterize and explore microstructures, 3) learn thermomechanical treatments for strengthening, 3) identify materials, 4) measure mechanical properties.



Metallurgical Inverted Microscopes



Rockwell Hardness Tester, Brinell Hardness Tester, Vickers Microhardness Tester 



Metallographic Polishing/Etching