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  • Ambient and Elevated Temperature Creep and Fatigue Testing Facility

    Location:

    B338 Engineering Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, there are 6 creep frames and one state-of-the-art thermomechanical fatigue testing machine capable of performing experiments at temperatures up to 1200 C and loads up to 10kN in vacuum (10-8 torr), inert gas, or air environments. In addition there is metallographic equipment for preparing samples for testing as well as for microscopic examination. The facilities are available to researchers from across campus and from outside the MSU community.

  • Composite Materials and Structures Center

    Location:

    2100 Engineering Bldg, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Composite Materials and Structures Center has provided more than 70 companies with technical assistance through research, testing, and analysis. The Center is a multidisciplinary research facility that utilizes the expertise of MSU's engineering faculty, as well as faculty members from other colleges on campus to support the Center's three major efforts: research on composite materials, processing, and design; support of graduate and undergraduate education in the science and engineering of composites; and transfer of composites technology to industry through seminars, short courses, and cooperative research.

  • Energy and Automotive Research Laboratory (EARL)

    Location:

    428 South Shaw Lane, Room 2555, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The world-class Energy and Automotive Research Laboratories, a 30,000- square-foot complex, houses the University's research on automobile engine efficiency, alternative energy, and emission reduction. The facility contains two engine test cells, a powertrain lab, control rooms, fuel rooms, faculty and graduate student offices, and a conference room.

  • NanoMSU.org

    Description:

    MSU researchers have collaborated to create NanoMSU.org, a web site designed to facilitate nanotechnology research and education by publicizing MSU's research expertise, facilities, and educational programs, providing a central point of contact for off-campus inquiries, distributing nanotechnology-related information of general interest, and encouraging new synergistic collaborations. The site lists participants and their areas of research, research centers, relevant news items, and other national nanotechnology research efforts.

  • Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory (NDEL)

    Location:

    2580 Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane,  East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory (NDEL) at Michigan State University has been at the forefront in the development of innovative solutions to NDE related problems. Nondestructive evaluation is the examination of an object for structural integrity without impairing the future usefulness of the object. The objective of NDE is to detect and characterize internal or surface cracks and corrosion in structures that can result in failure of the structure. The test method ranges from a simple visual one to more complex sensors that involve some form of energy, such as electromagnetic, acoustic, thermal, radiographic, etc.

    Research activity in the NDEL is supported by the aerospace, nuclear power, defense, natural gas and biomedical industries, among others. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct research across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation methodologies.

  • Packaging Contract Research and Testing Services

    Description:

    MSU's School of Packaging offers routine, fee-based testing services for industry. At least sixteen tests are offered, including drop testing, vibration testing, oxygen permeability, Izod impact testing, and others. Other testing services and contract research are available in many areas of package analysis and evaluation.

  • Science at the Edge Seminar Series Schedule (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

     

    Location:

    1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge. Seminars included on this schedule are in three series: Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology Seminars, and Engineering Seminars. See the Websites below for the latest schedule.

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