The MCL offers services to:

  • University of Utah students
  • University of Utah faculty and staff
  • Researchers at other academic institutions
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Start-ups

The MCL has expertise in:

  • Biomedical materials & devices
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Electronic materials & devices
  • Metals & metal oxides
  • Polymers

The MCL implements real-world STEM applications with:

  • Materials analysis, comparison, and identification
  • Microphotography suitable for advertising and training purposes
  • Routine analysis for quality control and assurance
  • Workforce training/education


August 2017

Congratulations to Ian Schwerdt and his teammates in the McDonald Research Laboratory on their recent publication in Talanta.

 October 2017

The EDS is currently down for repair. We'll update this notice when it's been repaired. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may contribute to your projects. If EDS is needed urgently, contact us and we can suggest several alternatives. 

November 2017

The Hitachi S-3000N SEM-EDS has been repaired and is available for use.