The Central Analytical Facility (CAF) has a mission of support to the teaching, research and service missions of The University of Alabama. The CAF maintains major research instrumentation and is a “hands-on” user facility – training and educating students, faculty and staff on using research instrumentation for nano-analytical and microstructural characterization of materials. The CAF enables and facilitates multi-investigator and interdisciplinary research for both regional & national institutions as well as industry. The instrumentation is available to UA’s sister institutions across the southeast and nationwide. In addition, the CAF services both industrial and government laboratories, located both in and out of state, with their analytical and materials characterization needs.

Central Analytical Facility
Director: Dave Nikles

Manager: Richard L. Martens

1013 Bevill Building
Box 870164
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0164

Phone: 205-348-8099
Email: rmartens@caf.ua.edu
Website: www.caf.ua.edu