Research

Shared Facilities

Shared facilities provide the University with critical resources. They support interdisciplinary and guest research by providing access to shared equipment, tools, and space. University facilities are able to apply for funds to cover costs associated with research facilities, such as replacing and maintaining equipment. Shared facilities may charge use fees related to a specific piece of equipment in accordance with University policy 2.01 Special Fees and Use Charges.

Our Current Shared Facilities

Michigan Technological University’s shared facilities are an invaluable asset, and the list of recognized facilities will continue to grow.

Read more about each of our current shared facilities below.

Advanced Power Systems Research Center

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

Contact: Jeffrey Naber, jnaber@mtu.edu


Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory 

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

FY18 Annual Report

Contact: Owen Mills, opmills@mtu.edu


Geospatial Research Facility

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

FY18 Annual Report

Contact: Donald Lafreniere, djlafren@mtu.edu


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.

FY18 Annual Report

Contact: Paul Bergstrom, paulb@mtu.edu


Marine Research Assets Facility

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

FY18 Annual Report

Contact: Guy Meadows, gmeadows@mtu.edu


Microanalytical Facility

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

FY18 Annual Report

Contact: Andrew Burton, ajburton@mtu.edu


High Performance Computing Facility

A resource for high throughput and high performance research and education computing needs within the Michigan Tech community.

FY18 Annual Report

Contact: Warren Perger, wfp@mtu.edu


 

Shared Facilities Application Process

Authorization and recognition as a shared facility is required in order to access shared facility and equipment support funds. To learn how to earn shared facility status, read about the shared facilities application process.