Scientific Director(s): 
Zuleima Karpyn, Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Tim Ryan, Associate Professor of Anthropology
416 Academic Activities Building, University Park, PA 16802

The Center for Quantitative Imaging (CQI) is a multi-user research facility designed to serve the microCT imaging needs of the Pennsylvania State University and the broader scientific community. This facility houses a state-of-the art General Electric v|tome|x L300 nano/microCT that offers high resolution imaging with feature detectability of 1 micron, and 1200 mm maximum sample height. This non-destructive system provides three-dimensional imaging of opaque materials, data output is quantitative and can serve as input for numerical modeling. CQI focuses on two main areas of research: monitoring internal processes in experimental systems and characterizing complex 3D structure and material composition in natural and synthetic systems. 


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Sample Submission

COVID-19 Return to Research

During COVID-19 pandemic and the return to research, please use the Submission Form for samples

Internal Rate: 
Instrument time: $105.00/hr, Operator time: $49.53/hr.
External Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $178.94/hr, Operator time: $79.18/hr.
External Non-Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $184.53/hr, Operator time: $81.66/hr.

Instruments in this Facility