Shield Advanced Materials and Processing Laboratory (SAMPL)

Welcome to SAMPL!


The Shield Advanced Materials and Processing Laboratory (SAMPL) is a leading research facility that is dedicated to advancing the field of materials engineering. As a part of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, SAMPL leverages cutting-edge technology and a highly skilled team of professionals to explore new frontiers in materials science.

Our facilities, located at the Engineering Research Center (ERC) and Nebraska Hall in Lincoln, Nebraska, are designed to meet the most demanding research requirements. With a focus on metallurgy and metallography, SAMPL is committed to characterizing and analyzing material microstructure and behavior to provide enhanced material properties for a wide range of applications, including the Army, the Medical domain, the Navy, and various industries.

At SAMPL, we take great pride in our ability to work closely with local and national research agencies, including various U.S. government agencies, to deliver innovative solutions to the complex challenges facing the materials engineering field. Our research portfolio spans a number of critical areas, including functional nanoparticles, additive manufacturing, laser surface processing, and more.

We are always looking for new collaborations and research challenges that will help us expand our knowledge and expertise. Whether you are a researcher, academic institution, or industry partner, we would be honored to connect with you and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Join us in our mission to advance the field of materials engineering and make a lasting impact on the world.