Analytical Techniques

Our independent materials analysis laboratory is prepared to deploy our array of analytical techniques and the experience of our Ph.D. scientists in using them to provide top-tier analysis and consulting services. 

Our broad range of materials analysis techniques and our experience with them allows our laboratory to serve diverse customers, tackle a wide range of materials challenges, and combine analytical techniques to fully address complex and multi-dimensional materials issues.  Our materials analysis laboratory provides XPS surface analysis, thermal analysis (TGA, DSC, TMA), FTIR, SEM/EDX, optical microscopy, mechanical testing, electrochemistry, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, contact angle measurements, mechanical testing, static coefficient of friction, and other analytical capabilities.  We continue to upgrade and expand our arsenal of techniques and custom analytical methods to support our customers’ needs.  

To learn more about our various analytical techniques supported in-house please see our Testing Capabilities section (menu on left).  Please note that we have access to a number of additional techniques not available in-house through our network of consultants and relationships with other laboratories.  If you would like to find out if we support a specific technique in our materials analysis laboratory, please contact us at (410) 740-8562 or email us at  If we cannot support your needs, we will often be able to refer you to a laboratory that can.

A four page, easily printed, summary of our capabilities can be found here.