Modern materials science and engineering requires sophisticated and modern equipment. The Shared Experimental Facilities (SEFs) are designed to address equipment needs too large to be satisfied by individual researchers. The Center for Materials Science and Engineering operates four SEFs on the MIT campus for the analysis and processing of materials. These facilities include:

These facilities are available for use by members of the MIT research community and other academic institutions. Use of the facilities is also permitted, consistent with NSF policy (see NSF Important Notice 122*), to qualified research personnel from profit and nonprofit organizations, provided that comparable services are not available on a commercial basis in the private sector.

Our Center is part of the NSF Materials Research Facilities Network.

Read more about our Shared Experimental Facilities in our annual report (PDF).