E-SIMSS Laboratory

The Engineered Sustainable Infrastructure Materials and Structural Systems (E-SIMSS) Laboratory is located at The University of California Davis in 1203 Bainer Hall.  This experimental facility is used to manufacture and perform experiments to characterize polymeric and cementitious infrastructure materials.


This facility includes the following pieces of equipment:

  • 15kN MTS servo-hydraulic load frame
  • 10 cu. ft. Caron environmental conditioning chamber
  • TPS 2200 thermal conductivity analyzer
  • TAM AIR Isothermal Calorimeter
  • UV/VIS spectrophotometer
  • Leica 100x optical microscope & Q-imaging Micropublisher 5.0 camera
  • Agilent oscilloscope
  • Small furnace
  • Vacuum oven
  • 16 cc capacity B-100 injection molder
  • Filament based 3D printer (Taz 4)
  • Spin Coater
  • Newport Xenon arc lamp
  • Metter Toledo Balance XS205 with density kit
  • Denver instruments precision scale
  • Accumet AB15 pH meter
  • 6″ X 8″ Hot Press
  • 8-specimen creep testing rack
  • Fisher Scientific ultrasonic cleaner