Supported by the domestic and international industry partners and government agencies, such as Mitacs,  Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the HPPM lab has been fully equipped to produce (cast and/or sinter), test, and analyze a wide variety of metallic materials. The on-site casting lab allows for production of permanent and sand mold castings which can be subjected to a number of custom or commercial heat treatments. Further, Dr. Sediako’s state-of-the-art material test system is capable of conducting complex fitness-for-service tests (tensile, staircase/multistep creep, and thermo-mechanical fatigue) up to ~1000 °C. The HPPM lab can perform thermal, phase, and metallographic analyses using  optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscope, differential scanning calorimeter, and an X-ray diffractometer and lab’s access to the international neutron diffraction facilities.

Hydrogen Testing

Gas Management System


Haas TL-1 CNC Lathe
3-Axis Manual Mill
Haas UMC-750 5-Axis CNC Mill
Band Saw
Omax 2652 Abrasive Waterjet
Manual Lathe


Casting Furnace
Heat Treat Oven

Mechanical Testing

MTS Landmark 370.10 100 kN Load frame (Tensile Tester)
3D Optical Profilometer
Wilson VH3100 Hardness Tester
Profilometry-based Indentation Plastometer

Material Characterization

Bruker Q4 Tasman Optical Emission Spectrometer
X-Ray Diffractometer
Zeiss Axio Observer
Mettler Toledo XPR Microbalance
Scanning Electron Microscope / Electron Backscatter Diffraction / Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy

Sample Preparation

Struers Tegramin-30 Semi-Automatic Sample Polisher
Struers Citopress Sample Mounter
Struers Discotom Wet Saw