Materials Characterization Facility

Overview of Services

The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Texas A&M University is a core user facility supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Engineering/TEES and the College of Science. The MCF provides researchers in the TAMU community with access to high-end instrumentation essential for fundamental studies of the surface and interfacial properties of materials, such as ion and electron based spectroscopies, electron, optical and scanning probe microscopies. The MCF is staffed by research scientists with expertise in these areas, and they provide fundamental research training to students and faculty on our instrumentation as well as consultation of measurements needs and data interpretation. Beyond TAMU, the MCF also supports collaborative research projects with outside industrial users. Beyond research training, the facility also supports educational activities involving lab tours, workshops, hands on demonstrations, outreach and broader impact related activities through our open house and lunchtime seminar series.

The Mission of the MCF is to train students to use state-of-the-art instrumentation in support of their research and educational goals and to provide infrastructure and centralized resources for faculty across campus who wish to apply for funding for new instrumentation that further enhances Materials Science and Engineering at TAMU.


Dr. Miladin Radovic

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 Monday - Friday

 8 AM - 5 PM

1617 Research Parkway 

College Station, TX 77843

Links and Resources

  1. Materials Characterization Facility
  2. Microscopy & Imaging Center
  3. Elemental Anlaysis Laboratory
  4. Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions
  5. Veterinary Medicine & Biological Sciences
  6. Mechanical Engineering Shared Services Facility
  7. Soft Matter Facility



Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Yordanos Bisrat
Facility Manager
GERB 103
Dr. Miladin Radovic
RDMC 213
René Yeargan-Stutt
Program Specialist II
GERB 224
Dr. Jing Wu
Associate Reseach Scientist
GERB 151
Dr. Wilson Serem
Associate Reseach Scientist
GERB 147
Dr. Andrew Mott
Associate Research Scientist
GERB 153
Dr. Winson Kuo
Associate Research Scientist
GERB 152
Dr. Stanislav Verkhoturov
Research Scientist
23 Teague
Dr. Sisi Xiang
Assistant Research Scientist
GERB 102