WKU Facilities Available to External Clients / Collaborators
Home to the Large Chamber Scanning Electron Microscope (LC-SEM), the NOVA Center offers high resolution imaging services for surface analysis, chemical analysis, materials identification, quality control, metal microstructure, subsurface examination and more. The LC-SEM will accommodate up to 40 inches in diameter by 40 inches tall and up to 650 pounds eliminating the need to cut samples into small pieces for examination. For additional information, questions or to schedule an initial visit, contact Dr. Edward Kintzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://wku.edu/novacenter. We have the unique capability to test samples to failure within the SEM, and to create a microscopic video of the failure. The center also has an Auger microscope for sample examination.
High Performance Computing Center
This facility provides high computing capabilities and is scalable to help solve big data problems. The HPCC can help speed access to information, reduce risk and manage growth more easily. For more information contact email@example.com or http://hpc.wku.edu.
Institute for Combustion Science and Environmental Technology
Advanced Materials Institute
The AMI is also active conducting third-party testing of materials for regional and national businesses. Instrumentation used at the AMI consists of a calorimeter, elemental analyzer, atomic spectrometer, ion chromatograph, optical microscope/image analysis system, thermo gravimetric analyzer, and x-ray spectrometer. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or http://wku.edu/ami.
Applied Physics Institute
Housed at the WKU Center for Research & Development, API researchers use fundamental physics principles to address research issues of technological importance at the frontiers of science and engineering. Research areas include nuclear physics, nanoscale physics, material science, and electronics. For more information contact email@example.com.
Kentucky Climate Center
The Kentucky Mesonet, a statewide, research-grade weather and climate monitoring network is an innovator in the delivery of climate services to meet the needs of business and industry, government, education, organizations, and individuals throughout Kentucky. Visit http://wku.edu/kentuckyclimate