As part of its strategic plan to be a global leader in collaborative,
interdisciplinary research, Michigan Technological University provides cost- effective access to precision laboratories, equipment, and services through
shared facilities. All shared facilities are available for use by Michigan Tech
students and faculty, researchers at other institutions, government, and
industry partners. 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.
List of Shared Facilities
- The Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL) houses an extensive array of electron microanalytical and X-ray instruments and is managed by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
- Contact: Larry Sutter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-370-6538
- The Geospatial Research Facility brings together researchers from across campus currently using geospatial data and methods, and provide a space to those who wish to apply GIS in their research programs. The GRF employs both professional GISP staff and student-researchers, promoting GIS-training, 'real-world' project management, and interdisciplinary collaboration research experiences.
- Contact: Donald Lafreniere at email@example.com or 906-487-2189
- The Marine Research Assets Facility (MRAF) is a part of the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), which offers a unique set of
marine assets with direct access to Lake Superior. Both surface and sub-surface assets
are available for use by university faculty, staff and students, as well as collaborative
partners, on a shared basis. Four surface vessels and four sub-surface vehicles along
with a variety of specialized equipment and trained operators make the marine assets
facility at the GLRC an ideal
base of operations for research on, under, or related to, the Great Lakes, coastal ocean and freshwater environments winter or summer.
- Contact: Jamey Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-487-2914
- The Microanalytical Facility (MAF) is composed of the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory, the Laboratory for Environmental Analysis of Forests (LEAF), and the AQUatic Analysis (AQUA) Laboratory. The MAF Laboratories
specialize in molecular, elemental, and isotopic analyses for environmental, biomedical, health, and materials research. Hands-on training in trace analytic chemistry for large projects or sample analyses for smaller studies are provided to encourage collaborations with Michigan Tech and external investigators.
- Contact: Andrew Burton at email@example.com or 906-487-2566
Note - Per policy 2.01, a Specialized Service Facility is a unit that provides a service which typically requires the use of highly complex or specialized facilities or equipment and generates annual revenue from use fees in excess of $1 million. Currently, none of the University's shared facilities meet the Specialized Service Facility criteria.