Contact Information

Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies
P.O. Box 6020
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Giselle Thibaudeau, Director
Main Office Phone: (662) 325-3019

I2AT East - Directions
Clay Lyle Building
100 Twelve Lane - Mailstop 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

I2AT West - Directions
1207 Hwy 182 West - Mailstop 9630
Starkville, MS 39759



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News and Events

Physical Properties of Materials REU students paid a visit to Steel Dynamics in Columbus, MS Friday June 19 to experience first-hand the production of flat roll steel. (photo)

Instrumentation at I2AT helped Ross Berry, MSMS & freshman MSU student and his faculty mentor Hui Wan take 1st place in the Physical Science and Engineering Division during the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 23 with his poster entitled: Understand Material: The Creation of a Hybrid Wood using a Phenol-Resorcinol-Formaldehyde (PRF) Resin between Bamboo and Southern Pine Composite

I2AT Director, Dr. Giselle Thibaudeau was recently featured in a weekly profile titled
“Our People”, which highlights some of MSU’s outstanding students, faculty, and staff!

2015 REU in Materials Science and Engineering being hosted at MSU May 26-Aug. 1! Details and information can be found at

Microscopy and Microanalysis Aug. 2-6, Portland OR. Click Here for More Information.


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The Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies (I²AT) is a university-wide research institute and core facility which meets MSU's missions in research, teaching and service by facilitating inter- and multi-disciplinary research, education and outreach in the life and materials sciences. I²AT houses major research instrumentation that is available to faculty, staff, students, and outside users. Instrumentation includes technologies for diverse microscopy (light, confocal, atomic force, and electron) and microanalysis (e.g. X-ray diffraction) applications, in addition to magnetic resonance imaging used in areas of veterinary medicine, cognitive science and medical systems. These technologies provide MSU, the State of Mississippi and the local community with state-of-the-art resources that facilitate scholarly research, spawn competitive funding, foster project completion, enable high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, enhance impact of outreach, and promote economic development. I²AT as a university-level research institute, is organized with university-wide responsibilities, and is administered out of MSU's Office of Research and Economic Development.


I²AT is housed at two separate locations. The majority of I²AT's microscopy and microanalysis capabilities are housed at I²AT East, located on the MSU campus in the basement of Clay Lyle building. The radiological imaging technologies (MRI, CT, ultrasound, linear accelerator) are housed at I²AT West, located at the intersection of Highway 182 and Stark Road in Starkville.

To learn more about the facility, please view the links below: