Walter Curlook Materials Characterization & Processing Laboratory

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Walter Curlook Lab – User Fees

The Walter Curlook Materials Characterization & Processing Laboratory was established through a generous gift by alumnus Dr. Walter Curlook (MMS 5T0, MASc 5T1, PhD 5T3), a distinguished adjunct professor and former president of Inco Metals Company.

The two facilities, split into Characterization (WB 147) and Processing (WB 53), house a range of analytical and process study instruments. They include the following:

  • X-Ray Diffractometers (MiniFlex 600, D8 DISCOVER Plus)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP–OES)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis / Differential thermal analysis / Differential scanning calorimetry (TGA–DTA–DSC) Analyzer
  • Laser Particle Size Analyzer

Complemented by sample preparation equipment in other laboratories, this lab serves students and faculty with their learning and research needs, as well as external academia and industry users seeking access to the advanced characterization facilities.

Service Request Form

Equipment Usage Request Form

These forms are to be downloaded, signed and delivered to Dr. Acosta.


Raiden Acosta, PhD
Engineering Technologist

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
Wallberg Building (WB), 184 College Street, Suite 140
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E4 Canada





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