Advanced Coatings Experimental Laboratory

Laboratory Profile

The role of the Advanced Coatings Experimental Experimental Laboratory (AceLab) is to grow functional coatings. AceLab is housed within the CEAS and focuses on the following activities:

  • Thin film growth and design
  • Sputter deposition with real-time plasma monitoring
  • Smart coatings for corrosion control
  • Creation of new nanoceramics

To grow functional coatings and conduct research, ACE provides faculty and students with:

  • Multi-target, automated sputter deposition for film growth
  • Equipment for physiochemical analysis of coatings
  • State-of-the-art corrosion equipment, including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

For more information please contact:
Dr. Carolyn R. Aita
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
College of Engineering & Applied Science
P.O. Box 784
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-229-4733