MSE & Boyd Lab Facilities

Overview of Materials Science & Engineering Services

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering laboratories are located in Hoover Hall and Gilman Hall. Labs in Gilman are used strictly for research, whereas labs in Hoover are used for both research and teaching. These laboratories contain test equipment and facilities to investigate thermal, mechanical, and chemical properties of various materials, as well as teach the physical concepts and illustrate the important processing operations involving materials.

Overview of Boyd Lab Services

Boyd Lab is a fabrication lab that supports Mechanical Engineering classes and ISU student projects (personal projects are not allowed.) Boyd Lab has a variety of resources such as hand tools, power tools, milling and turning equipment, wood working equipment, metal-working equipment, MIG and TIG welders, and a plasma cutter. Students who complete the required training can use the equipment during lab hours or they can submit job requests to have the shop complete their projects for them.

MSE Leadership

Michelle Grawe
Lab Coordinator & Departmental Lab Safety Contact
2220 Hoover Hall


Boyd Lab Leadership

Josh DeLarm
Boyd Teaching Lab Coordinator


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