The Materials Characterization Laboratory (MCL) is a shared research facility operated by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science and the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, with support from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

A centralized core facility equipped with a range of advanced instrumentation for materials characterization, as well as sample preparation and fabrication, the MCL will facilitate new discoveries in materials science and spark interdisciplinary collaborations within and beyond the Virginia Tech research community.