Materials & Energy Technologies (MET)
The mission of the MET Service Center is to enable research and education on advanced materials science and engineering within Conn Center and University of Louisville with potential benefits to the global community, and support the growth of regional industry through advanced materials science and engineering.
The Conn Center MET Service Center maintains a comprehensive capability for characterizing both inorganic and soft materials using a variety of microscopy, spectroscopy, and diffraction tools. Over a period of more than 10 years, the lab's comprehensive facility has been acquired using support from a variety of sources such as local industry, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and infrastructure grants from several federal agencies such as the US Army, National Science Foundation (NSF), and the US Department of Energy (DOE). One of the goals of the Conn Center is to maintain this comprehensive laboratory as a core facility for UofL researchers, extramural researchers from across the state, and regional industry users. To accomplish this goal, a University-Industry Service Center was established for facilitating industry interactions with the Conn Center.