Core Facilities

Research instrumentation management; web-based scheduling, ordering, and billing systems for research instrumentation.


Users would utilize CORES in two situations: 


iLab is a web application being adopted by Penn State shared scientific facilities to manage the process of requesting the use of instruments, equipment, supplies, and technology as well as the process of requesting services or technical expertise.

Materials Computation Center

The Materials Computation Center's (MCC) primary aim is to support Penn State faculty working in computer-based simulations of materials across various length and time scales.

Research Instrumentation

Penn State's interdisciplinary research institutes operate a portfolio of world-class research instrumentation, services, and consulting that are available to internal and external users. 


The Research Instrumentation Management System (RIMS) is a user, reservation, equipment, and billing system at University Park used primarly for materials, energy, and environment core facilities at University Park including the Materials Characterization Lab, the 

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