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 (with some equipment in Ghausi 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 (Evolution 200 Series)
  • 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
  • 6″ X 8″ Hot Press
  • 8-specimen creep testing rack
  • Fisher Scientific ultrasonic cleaner
  • PM200 Retsch Ball Mill, zirconium grinding jars and grinding media
  • Mastersizer 3000 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer with Solvent-compatible variable auto sampler
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (Mettler-Toledo DSC 3+ with Autosampler robot and intra-cooling system)
  • CellXpert CO2 chamber with temperature and CO2 control and RH monitoring