Welcome to the MILL!

Hours: M – F , 10 am – 5 pm

The MILL is currently open for the Spring 2024 semester through April 22nd. The last day that the MILL is accepting prints is April 15th.

If you are interested in joining the MILL, please visit our Linktree. Staffer and L&D team applications for Spring 2024 are currently closed.

See our equipment status and SOPs here. Priority equipment reservation is available up to 2 weeks in advance through our reservation form.

If you wish to use our space for classes or events, please read through our Facility Usage Requests page.

What is the MILL?

The Materials Innovation and Learning Laboratory (The MILL) was opened in 2016 as the first-ever undergraduate-run make-and-measure space primarily dedicated to Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). We strive to serve as a hub for experiential education in MSE by providing hands-on scientific training with common equipment used in the discipline, nurturing the student staff to become engineering leaders, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration across campus. We currently house over 30 pieces of equipment commonly found in both the materials industry and research labs — ALL of which is freely accessible to ALL GT students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about us here.

Requirements for all Users

All users are required to complete Georgia Tech’s Lab Safety 101 and Right to Know (RTK) training, both of which can be found here. Note that RTK certification expires every year, and Lab Safety expires every 3 years.

MILL users are also required to follow all PPE requirements for MILL facilities. These include:

  • Long cotton pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Safety goggles (available at the door)

Users are responsible for following any safety advisements made by MILL Staff. Thanks for making The MILL a safe lab environment!

COVID-19 Response

The MILL is no longer requiring users to wear a face covering in our facilities. Non-vaccinated individuals are highly encouraged to register for a free vaccine or booster appointment here.

The MILL is located on the first (and third) floor of the J. Erskine Love Building. Before using any of our spaces, please first sign in at the Main Lab (Love 176), or use the online sign-in form.

Click on the map to see each facility belonging to the MILL.

Processing Lab Polishing Lab Main Lab (Characterization) Main Lab (Measurement) Main Lab (Processing) Main Lab (Fumehood) X-ray Room Microscopy Lab Ceramics Lab Conference Room

Processing Lab

If you would like to use the Processing Lab, please talk to a staffer.

Polishing Lab

If you would like to use the Polishing Lab, please contact Dr. Masood Ebrahimi.

Main Lab (Characterization)

Main Lab (Measurement)

Main Lab (Processing)

Main Lab (Fumehood)

X-ray Room

Microscopy Lab

If you would like to use the Microscopy Lab, please contact Dr. Masood Ebrahimi.

Ceramics Lab

If you wish to use the Ceramics Lab, please talk to a staffer.

Conference Room

For MILL staff



Thank you to our donors and corporate partners for their support!

See our MILL 2.0 renovation plans here.