WSE The Materials Characterization and Processing Core (MCP)

Overview of Services

The Materials Characterization and Processing (MCP) core provides analytical instrumentation, preparation equipment, and processing capabilities for the development and characterization of new materials.
The MCP serves the entire JHU community mainly focusing on inorganic characterization and processing.
Included in the facility are:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Focused Ion Beam
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Micro Computed Tomography
  • Xray Photospectroscopy
  • Auger Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Diffractometry
  • Various sample preparation equipment.

More instruments are scheduled to be installed over the next year, be sure to check back!


Mitra Taheri - Director
Location: Maryland Hall 207
Phone: (410) 516-5592

Ken Livi - Director of Operations
Location: Stieff Silver Building G10C
Phone: (410) 516-8342

Administrative Assistant
Location: Stieff Silver Building G10
Phone: (410) 516-5339
E-mail: ;



Location and hours of operation


 Hours                                             Location

 Hours Open: 8:00am-5:00pm

Hours Staffed: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Stieff Silver Building

800 Wyman Park Drive

Baltimore, MD 21211


Links and Resources

  1. MCP:
  2. Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering:
  3. Johns Hopkins University Labs:



Name Role Phone Email Location
Ken Livi
Stieff Silver G10C
Administrative Assistant
Stieff Silver 800 Wyman Park Dr Baltimore, MD 21211