Welcome to the Materials Characterization Facility
The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Texas A&M University is a multi-user facility designed to support the research efforts of the TAMU community. The facility receives funding from the Division of Research, the College of Engineering (TEES), and the College of Science.
The MCF houses the fabrication and characterization instrumentation essential for the development, understanding, and study of new materials and devices. We have a large user-base with investigators from most departments in the College of Engineering and the College of Science. We support educational activities involving lab tours and demonstrations, outreach, and broader impact related activities.
The Mission of the MCF is to train students to use state-of-the-art instrumentation in support of their research and educational goals and to provide infrastructure and centralized resources for faculty across campus who wish to apply for funding for new instrumentation that further enhances Materials Science and Engineering at TAMU.
- Giesecke Engineering Research Building
The MCF completed its move into the Frederick E. Giesecke Engineering Research Building in June 2015. It is located at 1617 Research Parkway in Texas A&M University's Research Park. Parking is available in the adjacent lot with a campus bus stop near the front of the building.
- Where's the MCF?
The MCF is located on the 1st floor of the Frederick E. Giesecke Engineering Research Building in Research Park.
- Nanovea 3D Optical Profilometry Seminar - June 24, 2016
- Equipment Status
Equipment Status Icon AFM up 7/14/2016 MultiMode AFM up Nanoindenter up FE-SEM up FIB Fera up FIB Lyra up Electron Microprobe up SIMS up UV-Vis-NIR up Spectrofluorometer up Raman up FTIR up XPS up Ellipsometer up Confocal Microscope up Dielectric Spectrometer up DSC up 8/24/2016 TMA up DMA down Hot Disk up