The University of Alabama has a range of research centers that provide students state-of-the-art facilities and multi-disciplinary, collaborative interaction. Many of the Materials Science faculty either manage or are members of these centers. See ua.edu for a complete listing of research centers and facilities.
Science and Engineering Complex – Completed in 2013, these $300M modern research and teaching buildings houses the laboratories for the engineering and sciences. http://eng.ua.edu/buildings/
AIME – Alabama Institute for Mentoring Entrepreneurs (http://aime.ua.edu/), which serves as incubator for UA-based start-up companies
Central Analytical Facility (CAF) – Houses more than $10 million of analytical microscopy equipment, including a TEM, FIBs, SEMs, XPS, atom probe and microprobe. Please visit http://www.caf.ua.edu
Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies – Research center dedicated to the vehicle technologies including powertrains, energy storage, materials manufacturing and electronics and serves the budding auto-manufacturing industry in the southeastern US. http://cavt.eng.ua.edu/
MINT – Materials for Information Technology is a multidisciplinary research center that brings together faculty and students who work on magnetic and energy based research. http://www.mint.ua.edu
Micro-Fabrication Facility (MFF) – A multi-million dollar, 7,000-square-footclean room with more than 2,200 square feet of class 100/1000 that houses various physical vapor deposition, lithographic and ion etching instruments that provides for device and related nanomaterials research.
Ray L. Farabee Metal Casting Laboratory – This more than 6,000square-foott facility houses various melting furnaces for casting steels, brass, bronze, cast iron, aluminum, superalloys, etc. as well as mold equipment, a spectrometer, and a 3D printer for investment casting pattern fabrication.
The following links provide information on available facilities at the other host institutions: