Core facilities provide the University with critical resources. They support interdisciplinary and guest research by providing communal space, tools, and equipment. University facilities are able to apply for funds to cover costs associated with research facilities, like replacing and maintaining equipment.
Our Current Core Facilities
Michigan Technological University’s core facilities are an invaluable asset, and the list of recognized facilities will continue to grow.
Read more about each of our current core facilities below.
Home to internal combustion engine test beds and dynamometers for powertrain research and educational purposes.
Houses an extensive array of electron microanalytical and X-ray instruments.
A resource for advanced GIS research and tools—and a repository of geospatial data for the Michigan Tech community.
A resource for micro- and nano-scaled research and development of solid state electronics, micro electro mechanical systems, and microsystems materials and devices.
A hub of marine resources, including a fleet of research vessels, subsurface vehicles, buoys, and other marine technology.
Core Facilities Application Process
Authorization and recognition as a core facility is required in order to access core facility support funds. To learn how to earn core facility status, read about the core facilities application process.