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The MCF has made the following updates to our operating procedures.
  • Gloves are required in lab spaces at all times
  • Cloth face coverings are not required but are strongly recommended for non-COVID-vaccinated users
  • Surgical face masks are required when working with powders (e.g., in prep lab for XRD samples)
  • Please continue to use hand cleaner when entering and exiting the labs
If you have any questions, concerns, or problems; then please reach out to a staff member or the facility manager.


The IEN/IMat Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) is the core facility for materials analysis at Georgia Tech.  Its laboratories include the microanalysis suite in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the nation.  Read More

Available to academic, industry, and government users, the MCF at Georgia Tech is a merger of several labs on campus under one umbrella with a uniform set of fees and policies.  The MCF offers a wide variety of microscopy and characterization tools  as well as skilled research staff to support your research needs.

The MCF offers shared-user access to the latest in imaging and analysis technology, which can be accessed by users 24 hours a day.  It also provides a full complement of services for researchers including,

  • Basic and advanced instrument training
  • Imaging and analysis consultations
  • Remote sample prep, measurement, and data analysis
  • Paper and proposal collaboration

Access to the MCF is managed through the campus-wide Shared User Management System (SUMS). SUMS is a custom-designed, web & mobile-accessible software platform combining equipment control, usage tracking, automated billing, and reporting templates.  For more information or to become a user, click here or on the SUMS logo below.