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.


Sam Schmidt, Lab Manager


Casey Peters Safety Officer


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
Tim VanMeter
Laboratory Technician VIII
765 496-3480
ARMS 2201-1
Sam Schmidt
Lab Manager
ARMS 2207
Casey Peters
Safety Officer
ARMS 2201-1