Driving quality material analysis in metals, fabrics, plastics, and paint

CEMAS supports researchers and companies in the automotive space looking to certify the quality and durability of materials. Working alongside our industry partners, we’re challenging current characterization limits to improve performance and increase profits.

How can we respond to consumer and governmental demands to improve vehicle performance and efficiency? The ability to enhance automotive components is influenced by the microstructure of the finished product, raw materials, and processes. Electron microscopy offers insight into how a microstructure can be engineered to produce materials with the desired strength and physical characteristics for automotive applications. 

CEMAS houses one of the largest concentrations of electron microscopy instruments in any North American institution. We offer a full-service, expertly designed environment for industry partners to execute their entire microscopy analysis programs – from extensive sample preparation to image processing tools and support.

A team of technical staff further supports the physical infrastructure at CEMAS. We work directly with our external counterparts to identify problems and develop a characterization workflow to explore possible solutions.

Are you interested in working together? Let’s connect.

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We're looking forward to learning more about your needs and exploring collaborative opportunities. Click here to begin the process of becoming a CEMAS user. If questions come up or you'd like additional information, please email