Skip to content Skip to navigation

Materials Research Laboratory Central Research Facilities

Since 1962, the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides a large array of instrumentation for the fabrication, processing and characterization of materials operating as shared-instrumentation under the MRL Central Research Facilities. Instrument access, training and research support is provided to all research, academic and industrial institutions in the country in a 24/7/365 open-access mode. The facilities are managed under the philosophy that scientific research is most effectively advanced through a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment with shared instrumentation supported by highly skilled professionals.