Institute of Materials Science and Engineering

The schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering & Applied Science jointly established IMSE to integrate and leverage the full potential of interdisciplinary materials research by bringing together more than 30 researchers from engineering, physics, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences and the school of medicine.

Mission Statement

The Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) seeks to create and sustain a culture of interdisciplinary materials science research and education at Washington University that eliminates traditional boundaries between departments and schools. Toward this end, the IMSE will administer an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program; expand and administer user facilities and resources for materials processing and characterization; coordinate and provide management support for interdisciplinary groups pursuing external funding for campus-wide research efforts; and coordinate research and entrepreneurial interactions with industry and national facilities.


Katherine Flores   Philip Skemer
IMSE Director   IMSE Assoc. Director - Facilities
314-935-3184   314-935-3584





  BG HF  
Tyrone Daulton  Beth Gartin

Rahul Gupta

Huafang Li  
Lab Manager  Assistant to the Director Cleanroom Manager Lab Manager  
314-935-4537  314-935-7191 314-935-6774  314-935-8701  


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Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Staffed: M - F 8 am - 5 pm     

Trained use available 24/7     

Rudolph Hall, Lower Level

St. Louis, MO 63130


Name Role Phone Email Location
Tyrone Daulton
Lab Manager
Rudolph Hall L76
Beth Gartin
Assistant to the Director
Rudolph Hall L52
Rahul Gupta
Cleanroom Lab Manager
Rudolph Hall L27A
Huafang Li
Lab Manager
Rudolph Hall L66

Available Equipment and Resources

Material Characterization Instruments (10)
Micro- and Nanofabrication (Class 100) (9)
Micro- and Nanofabrication (Class 1000-A) (5)
Micro- and Nanofabrication (Class 1000-B) (5)
Micro- and Nanofabrication (Class 10000) (4)
Micro- and Nanofabrication (L27) (7)
Specimen Preparation (2)