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.

Leadership

Talukder Alam, Lab Manager
alam18@purdue.edu
765-496-2736

 

Jennifer Fifer, Safety and Mechanical Testing Technician
fiferj@purdue.edu
765-494-9718

 

Tim VanMeter, Lab Technician
tcvanmet@purdue.edu
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

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Tim VanMeter
Laboratory Technician VIII
 
765 496-3480
 
tcvanmet@purdue.edu
 
ARMS 2207
 
Talukder Alam
Instructional & Research Support Engineer
 

 
alam18@purdue.edu
 
ARMS 2207
 
Jennier Fifer
Safety & Mechanical Testing
 

 
fiferj@purdue.edu
 
ARMS 2207