Facilities and Centers

Materials Facilities and Affiliated Centers

Center for 4-D imaging

The 4DMS Center is a base of excellence in multi-scale materials science characterization, addressing real-world scientific challenges spanning length scales in 3D and 4D, from macro to nano. Our technical focus areas include microstructure evolution, crystallographic imaging and correlative tomography.

Adaptive Intelligent Materials and Systems Center

The AIMS Center strives to develop a unified theoretical foundation for integrated intelligent systems based on the multidisciplinary research areas of its members. Headed by Dr. Aditi Chattopadhyay, AIMS is one of the seven Signature Research themes of the School of Engineering.

Compact X-ray Light Source and XFEL

Develop new revolutionary techniques that reveal the structure and dynamics of biomolecules towards new visionary discoveries in medicine and energy conversion.

Decision Theater Network

The Decision Theater Network actively engages researchers and leaders to visualize solutions to complex problems. The Network provides the latest expertise in collaborative, computing and display technologies for data visualization, modeling, and simulation. The Network addresses cross-disciplinary local, national and international issues by drawing on Arizona State University’s diverse academic and research capabilities.

Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies - a NSF Engineering Research Center

QESST is an Engineering Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that focuses on advancing photovoltaic science, technology and education in order to address one of society’s greatest challenges: sustainably transforming electricity generation to meet the growing demand for energy.

The Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics - a NSF Engineering Research Center

CBBG applies biogeotechnical techniques to create sustainable, resilient, and environmentally compatible solutions for construction, repair, and rehabilitation of civil infrastructure systems, including:

  • transportation systems
  • commercial, institutional, and industrial development
  • residential development
  • resource recovery systems

Flexible Electronics and Display Center

FEDC provides comprehensive flexible electronics capabilities that bridge the high risk, resource intensive gap between innovation and product development in an information-secure environment. Backplane electronics design, fabrication, test and integration capability are all located within the FEDC headquarters at ASU Research Park in Tempe. The center operates dedicated pilot line toolsets for technology development and for technology demonstrator production. The 6” wafer-scale Pilot Line tools are dedicated to R&D starts and support of the GEN II line including process development and improvement for advanced technology insertion. The GEN II 370 x 470 mm display-scale pilot line tools are dedicated to low-volume manufacturing

Eyring Material Center

The Eyring Materials Center (formerly known as the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science) provides academic and industry researchers with open access to advanced facilities and equipment for materials characterization; surface, optical and structural analysis; and high-resolution electron microscopy. The center supports materials analysis across a broad range of scientific disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biological sciences, earth and space sciences, and engineering.

ASU NanoFab

ASU NanoFab is a flexible nanoscale processing and fabrication facility at Arizona State University offering state-of-the-art device processing and characterization tools for university research and external company prototype development.

Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-Southwest)

Based at Arizona State University, The NCI-Southwest serves as the Southwest hub of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)