Physical size: 3,000 SF
Location: SEC LL2.226
The Material Characterization & Analysis core is a satellite of the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), a shared-use core facility. The research equipment provided in the Materials Characterization & Analysis Core includes tools for analyzing microstructure, optical, chemical, mechanical, and particle analyses. The Core includes the following instruments: AFM, DMA, electrophoretic light scattering instrument, impedance analyzer, FTIR, interferometer, nanoindenter, particle counter, probe station, Raman, rheometer, TGA, and more.
Manager: Dr. Nicholas Colella
Dr. Colella has a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering and previously taught quantum mechanics and experimental physical chemistry in the Harvard Chemistry Department as a preceptor. His research publications have received over 1000 citations, and he is a six-time recipient of the Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Certificate of Excellence in Teaching.
More information about CNS, including the Materials Characterization Core, can be found at