Virtual Materials Science Laboratory

The virtual materials science lab at Western Michigan University is a unique set of fully interactive 3D virtual laboratory experiments for broad use. The laboratory modules can run even on a simple desktop or laptop. The modules are provided to requestors free of charge.

Laboratory modules

  • Introduction/safety/metallography
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Tensile testing
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • Microstructure

More information about modules

Funding for the virtual lab

  • National Science Foundation
  • Hewlett Packard


Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur
Professor and Laboratory Director
Email Ari-Gur | (269) 276-3212