Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced Materials Characterization

Recent advances in electron microscopy allow materials scientists to perform experiments in real time with atomic resolution. The MSE department has access to state-of-the-art electron microscopy facilities at Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI). 

Specific research areas:

  • In situ and high resolution atomic-scale analysis of ferroelectric materials
  • In situ battery material characterization
  • In situ testing of mechanical properties on micro- and nano-scale  
  • In situ characterization of photovoltaic thin films
  • Deformation mechanism in materials