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The Materials Research Lab (MRL) fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science by bringing together world-class faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and industry in materials science, condensed matter physics, and materials chemistry in a highly-collaborative, progressive research environment.

 

 

 

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Six Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential

Professors Axel Hoffmann and Arend van der Zande of the Materials Research Laboratory are among the six Illinois researchers to make this prestigious list.

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News | November 18, 2021

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MRL facilities are staffed by full-time professional research scientists and support personnel who share your passion for discovery. 

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The MRL facilities provides 24/7 open access to this state-of-the-art instrumentation. Our expert staff provides detailed training on instrument operation, perform fabrication, processing, characterization, and analysis of samples upon request, and will work with you throughout all the steps of your research in the MRL (including experiment design and instrument modification if necessary).

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Cutting-Edge Equipment

MRL has one of the largest shared-instrumentation facilities in the nation, with over 100 advanced instruments for materials fabrication, processing and characterization, supporting the education and research of over 1000 scientists and engineers.

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35+

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$40M

Worth of tools

140+

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