Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the MCL is used primarily for characterization of materials synthesized or created in other laboratories. The microscopy capabilities of the MCL are used in a number of externally and internally funded projects ranging from metal casting, to alloy and coating combinations processed on ferritic steels for interconnect materials used in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. The project listings below give detailed descriptions of the project objectives, results-to-date, and publications resulting from the research.
- "Effect of Porosity and Low-Velocity Impact Damage on Residual Strength of GFRP Laminates," Dr. C. Wilson
- CAREER: Novel Conductive Oxide Coatings on Metallic Interconnect for Intermediate-Temperature SOFC, Dr. J. Zhu
- "Tailoring FE-Base Alloys for Intermediate-Temperature SOFC Interconnect Application," Dr. J. Zhu
- "Aluminide Coatings for Power-Generation Applications," Dr. Y. Zhang
- "Computer-Based Simulation of Macromolecular Motion in Soft Materials with an Internal Architecture Templated at the Nano-Scale," Dr. P. Arce
- In-Situ Real Time Monitoring and Control of Mold and Filling Processes," Dr. M. Abdelrahman