Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging​ Core​

Facility summary

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  • Location: ECES 1B11
  • Technology focus: Materials characterization
  • Resources and equipment: Zeiss Xradia 520 Versa, Hysitron TI-950 Nanoindenter, Renishaw InVia Raman spectroscope, MTS Insight II Mechanical Testing System, ORS Dragonfly, Renishaw WiRE-5​
  • Open to: CU Boulder and external/industry use on a fee for-service basis

The Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) Facility provides specialized services for assessment of material properties, chemistry and structure across multiple length scales with an emphasis on assessment of biological tissues, biomaterials, and biologically inspired systems. ​

Our facility includes resources for:​

  • High resolution X-Ray microscopy and nano/micro-computed tomography​
  • Nanomechanical testing with nanoindentation​
  • Raman spectrometry analysis to assess chemistry of material surfaces​

Adrian Gestos, PhD

Adrian Gestos, PhD


Virginia Ferguson

Virginia Ferguson, A. Prof