Materials Science Center

MSC is a resource for instrumentation and expertise to characterize materials and nanostructures. The MSC:
  • Provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, support facilities, and expert technical assistance for research and education in materials.

  • Serves materials science research needs of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the state of Wisconsin, and the nation.

Faculty and staff with diverse expertise use the center and are available to help solve materials-related problems.

The MSC serves a wide audience representing over 40 departments and 5 colleges at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The MSC is also affiliated with the Soft Materials Laboratory, which specializes in polymer synthesis and characterization of physical and mechanical properties of polymers and other materials.


M3S Meeting
 Save the Date! The Midwest Microscopy and  Microanalysis Society summer 2014 meeting will be  tentatively held in Madison on Friday June 6th,  2014. This meeting will focus on in situ microscopy  and will include a lunchtime tour of the Materials  Science Center.
 Also, on Thursday, June 5, 2014 there will be  a half-day event highlighting the new XPS.
 More information will be coming soon.

Contact Information

Jon McCarthy
Room 272, Materials Science and Engineering Building 
1509 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706 
Phone:(608) 263-1073

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