Core Facilities

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.

Advanced Power Systems Research Center 

Home to internal combustion engine test beds and dynamometers for powertrain research and educational purposes.

Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory 

Houses an extensive array of electron microanalytical and X-ray instruments.

FY16 Annual Report

Geospatial Research Facility 

A resource for advanced GIS research and tools—and a repository of geospatial data for the Michigan Tech community.

Microfabrication Facility 

A resource for micro- and nano-scaled research and development of solid state electronics, micro electro mechanical systems, and microsystems materials and devices.

Marine Research Assets Facility 

A hub of marine resources, including a fleet of research vessels, subsurface vehicles, buoys, and other marine technology.

FY16 Annual Report

Microanalytical Facility

The MAF Laboratories provide molecular analyses for environmental, biomedical, health, and materials research and hands-on training in trace analytic chemistry.


Advanced Power Systems Research Center
Jeffrey Naber,

Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory
Owen Mills,

Geographical Information Systems
Donald Lafreniere,

Microfabrication Facility
Paul Bergstrom,

Marine Research Assets
Guy Meadows,

Microanalytical Facility
Paul Doskey,

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.