College of EngineeringDepartment of Materials EngineeringAboutFacilities

The materials engineering program is housed in Wilmore Laboratories. Wilmore Labs underwent a $14 million state-of-the-art renovation completed in 2001, which has greatly improved the facilities’ functions. The building holds more than 12,000 square feet of lab space, including a Class 100 clean room and equipment for the high-temperature processing of materials. A few examples of what our equipment can do include:

  • Making single crystals by melting tungsten at more than 3400°C locally with an electron beam.
  • Simulating the effects of gravity on molten metals with large centrifuges.
  • Designing and building equipment to use on the International Space Station.