Summer Scholars Applications Now Being Accepted

Each year for 9 weeks during the summer, the MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields. Students can select from a wide array of projects available.

This year the Undergraduate Research Program is currently planned to be hosted virtually and the program will run from June 9 - August 13, 2021.

For more information about the internship program, please refer to the frequently asked questions.


The application deadline is March 15, 2021.

New Bruker Icon Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

New Bruker Icon Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

  • Magnetic Force Microscopy
  • Piezo Force Microscopy
  • Conducting atomic force microscopy

PeakForce Tapping mode with ScanAsyst offers extremely low noise imaging of heterogeneous samples

Kelvin Force Probe Microscopy with amplitude or frequency feedback

Electrical characterization from 80 fA to 1 uA with 10 nm spatial resolution

Pixel-by-pixel quantitative force curve characterization to probe material properties

Libby Shaw, Research Specialist
Room 13-4151  (AFM lab)
Email for training