Soft Materials Characterization Laboratory (SMC)

Overview of Services

This lab is dedicated to the characterization and analysis of polymeric and other soft materials. It currently contains a dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), dynamic scanning calorimeter (DSC), and an automated dynamic contact angle goniometer.

All soft materials equipment is located in ARMS B214. All prospective B214 users must sign up for the B214 listserv, complete and turn in the B214 Safety Contract, and obtain faculty signatures to be granted access.

Leadership

Jeffrey P Youngblood, SMC Director

ypyoungb@purdue.edu

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday         

8 am - 5 pm  

Armstrong Hall

701 West Stadium Ave

West Lafayette, IN  49707

Getting Started

 

**For Purdue students: First-time users should click "Sign-up" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Login"

 

**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

Please contact the center manager for further information.

Links and Resources

Purdue University: Soft Materials Characterization Laboratory

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Jeff Youngblood
SMC Director
 

 
jpyoungb@purdue.edu
 

 
Dr. John Howarter
SMC Faculty POC
 

 
howarter@purdue.edu
 

 
Daniela Betancourt
DSC Superuser
 

 
dbetanc@purdue.edu
 

 
Tess Marconie
Rheometer Superuser
 

 
tmarconi@purdue.edu
 

 
Jared Gohl
DMA Superuser
 

 
jgohl@purdue.edu
 

 
Cole Davis
ZetaSizer Superuser
 

 
davis635@purdue.edu
 

 
Caitlin Adams
TGA Superuser
 

 
cjadams@purdue.edu