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