Materials Characterization

The Materials Characterization Lab houses more than 15 different characterization tools which allow researchers to identify a number of materials properties such as (but certainly not limited to) the following:

  • physical properties
    • hardness
    • strength
    • density
    • surface area
    • particle size
  • atomic and molecular structure
    • elemental analysis
    • grain size
    • phase identification
  • thermal properties
    • melting point
    • glassy transition
    • heat capacity
    • thermal expansion

The MCL staff would love to help you get the materials answers you need. Visit us at

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Spring Semester Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM MST

Saturday and Sunday Closed


Kimberly Watts, Director

Angela Nelson, Administrative Officer


University of Utah

Meldrum Civil Engineering Building (MCE) Room 1325

110 Central Campus Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84112