Advanced Material Institute (AMI)
The Advanced Materials Institute provides access to advanced scientific instrumentation for the characterization of materials in support of the educational, research and public service missions of WKU for faculty and students interested in materials science. AMI also actively conducts third party testing of materials for local, regional and national businesses and governmental agencies.
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED
Graduate and undergraduate student workers are employed by AMI to perform analyses under the direction of AMI staff. Students are trained on the use of advanced instrumentation, making them more competitive after graduation for commercial employment or admission to graduate schools. Support for students comes from the center budget and from funds generated from fees charged to external clients.
AMI provides access to advanced instrumentation in support of the research efforts of WKU faculty and their research students. Access to state-of-the-art scientific instruments makes faculty more competitive for external research grants, more productive in their research efforts, and relieves them of the responsibilities of purchase, maintenance, and repair of expensive equipment.
For the Community
AMI works closely with technology based enterprises and governmental agencies locally and regionally to provide analytical services using sophisticated instrumentation that would not generally be available otherwise.
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For more information about the Advanced Materials Institute, visit http://wku.edu/ami/
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