Materials Characterization Nevada

Nevada's Materials Characterization Experts

Materials testing plays a key role in helping industries identify and select the best materials for their products. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, our lab has worked with companies across the globe on material failure analysis, corrosion testing, EDX analysis and more.

We offer scientific services in the areas of materials synthesis, characterization and performance testing in the form of research studies or measurements in the field of electrochemistry and surface analysis.

Collage of six images showing results of materials characterization scanning and testing

Examples of material testing services available to industry include:

  • Corrosion studies
  • Electrode synthesis
  • Battery material analysis
  • Electrochemical characterization
  • System cycling and stability
  • EDX Analysis
  • High-temperature materials performance/failure
  • Coatings R&D
  • Catalyst synthesis
  • Sensor development

Why work with Materials Characterization Nevada?

Working with us means direct contact with the scientists and engineers working on your project and access to the greatest pool of material testing experts in the state.

Materials Characterization Nevada is staffed by faculty as well as dedicated scientists and technicians. Our unparalleled expertise in material science and engineering ensures your samples are handled professionally using standard or custom protocols for analysis. Combining multiple complementary techniques allows for elemental and chemical composition, structure, location, and morphology to be identified.

Whether it is comparing results over time, or a specific case study, our staff have the expertise in using our facilities to address complex problems. MCNV's staff uses their background as experimental researchers to design the best approach studying and solving your problem.

Learn more about our services


Dev Chidambaram

Dev Chidambaram
Professor
dcc@unr.edu
(775) 784-7066

Dr. Chidambarmam specializes in materials engineering, surface chemistry and electrochemistry.


Zach Karmiol

Zachary Karmiol
Research Scientist
zkarmiol@unr.edu
(775) 842-0463

Zach Karmiol specializes in materials characterization and materials testing.

Material testing experience

We have worked with local, national, and international companies to investigate a broad range of problems, including corrosion of structural materials, semiconductor failures, the efficacy of precision manufacturing, and the composition of products. Our investigation into the fouling and corrosion of a geothermal power plant led to a solution which has lead to nearly a million dollars of savings every two years.

  • A.U Mines, Inc.
  • Altair Nano
  • CalRamic Technologies, LLC
  • Capps Geoscience, LLC
  • Chemeon
  • Digital Solid State Propulsion
  • EP Minerals, LLC.
  • FARR WEST Engineering
  • Fortifiber Building Systems Group
  • GE Energy - Optimization and Control
  • Halogen Systems Inc.
  • Hamilton Company
  • Horiba Instruments Inc.
  • IDC, Innovative Drive Corporation
  • Kennametal
  • Micro-Tracers Inc.
  • Ormat Technologies Inc.
  • Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc.
  • RheoMinerals Inc.
  • Selco
  • Taiyo America
  • The Cable Connection