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WSE The Materials Characterization and Processing Core (MCP)

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, hours and services offered may differ.

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, and various sample preparation equipment.


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

Ken Livi - Director of Operations
Location: Maryland Hall 206
Phone: (410) 516-8145

Ellen Libao - Administrative Manager
Location: Maryland Hall 206
Phone: (410) 516-5339



Location and hours of operation


 Hours                                             Location

 Hours Open: 8:00am-5:00pm

Hours Staffed: 8:00am - 4:00pm

 Homewood Campus, Maryland Hall 206
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218


Links and Resources

  1. Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ken Livi
Maryland Hall 203
Ellen Libao
Administrative Manager
Maryland Hall 206