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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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Many of the summer REU students include the equipment at I2AT as part of their research project. (Photo)

Summer Physical Properties of Materials and Computational Biology REU students made the last site visit of their program on Friday July 17 when they visited Medtronic in Memphis, TN. (photo)

Students participating in the Physical Properties of Materials summer REU program, along with Giselle Thibaudeau (I2AT Director & Interim Associate Dean of Research) and James Warnock (Associate Dean of Engineering), had the opportunity to see how helicopters were constructed when they visited Airbus in Columbus, MS on July 10. (photo)

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)

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!

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: