The New Materials Development Laboratory (NMDL)
The New Materials Development Laboratory (NMDL) is responsible for matching many new differentiated materials and technologies with market needs in the areas of bioengineering, alternative energy and electronics. The NMDL include a materialographic laboratory, a mechanical testing facility (including a DMA), thermal chambers, tribometers and a rapid solidification facility, which uses a 35 K induction power supply. Basic equipment for materialographic preparation, hardness testers, heat treatment furnaces and a sophisticated optical imaging system are available. NMDL performs sponsored research from various government agencies such as: DoD, NSF, NIH, and various private industries for example Lockheed Martin.