The MRL Central Research Facilities offer cutting-edge instrumentation and expert professional staff for materials research.

Facilities reopening updates here

For recordings of the Spring/Summer 2020 MRL Webinar Series: go.illinois.edu/MRLwebinars.

MRL Webinar Series

Shared user facilities broaden access to expensive and complex cutting-edge research instrumentation while providing for maintenance and continuous development by a dedicated professional staff.  The presence of the facilities dramatically enchances intellectual interactions among researchers.  Additionally, having expert scientists who work with users every day improves efficiency as well as quality of the scientific results.

MRL operates as a user facility, enabling researchers to use instruments independently after completing the application process and necessary training.