In Observance of U.S. Holiday, President's Day, Agilent Cross Lab/ iLab Operations Software Support Help Desk will be closed during U.S. hours on Monday February 18th, 2019. We will resume regular U.S. support hours on Tuesday February 19th, 2019. EU and APAC Support will remain open during this time. For urgent matters, please add "Urgent" to the ticket/ email subject or press "1", when prompted, to escalate a call on the iLab Support phone and we will prioritize those requests first.

Key Fee Recharge Center

Overview of Services

A variety of equipment and consumables are available to prepare specimens for testing and characterization in the School of Materials Engineering 'Key Fee' labs. Access to the Key Fee Labs requires a flat, monthly user fee to cover costs of consumables used to cut, mount, polish, and/or analyze metal, polymer, ceramic, and composite specimens.


Jameson Root, Lab Manager


Shannon Heidrich, Safety and Mechanical Testing Technician


Tim VanMeter, Lab Technician
765 496-3480


Getting Started

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

**For Non-Purdue users: 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.

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

Graduate/Trained User Hours:  24/7
Staffed Hours:  Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm 

     Armstrong Hall
     701 W. Stadium Ave
     West Lafayette, IN 47907

Links and Resources

  1. Specimen Preparation Facilities 
  2. Optical Microscopy


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jameson Root
Research Staff/Lab Manager
ARMS 2207
Shannon Heidrich
Safety and Mechanical Testing Tech MSE
ARMS 2200-1
Tim VanMeter
Laboratory Technician VIII
765 496-3480
ARMS 2207