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

Electron Microscope Heads to BA

As we begin this New Year, the I2AT staff and I want you to know how much we appreciate your support - past, present, and/or future! We wish you success and happiness in 2015 and look forward to seeing you at the I2AT soon. A new year has arrived. The possibilities are endless! The I2AT staff wishes the best of 2015 to you and yours! Click image to see full size card

Researchers on, off campus consider MSU institute a go-to resource.

Instrumentation at I2AT helps crack secrets of dinosaur eggs.

July 11, 2014 - REU students participating in the Physical Properties of Materials and Computational Biology programs visit Medtronic's Memphis facility. Medtronic is one of the world's largest medical technology companies. Click here for photo.

Summer REU student working on Structurally Responsive Materials Inspired by Nature and working at I2AT featured as a State Snapshot. Photo can be found here

June 26, 2014 - Eureka! the Science Club from the Starkville Public Library's Young Adult summer reading program took a break from the visit to the Entomology department to use one of I2AT's Scanning Electron Microscopes to examine something other than bugs! Click here for photo.

I2AT helps Bug Campers learn about insects and their diseases.

June 13 2014 - Students participating in this summer's Physical Properties of Materials Science REU and members of I2AT paid a visit to Serverstal to view their steel production facility. Click here for photo.

The instrumentation at MSU's I2AT aids BioEngineering researcher, Dr. Lakiesha Williams, in a feature article in Science News, an NSF publication.

April 9, 2014 - I2AT hosted a day-long Confocal Microscopy Workshop featuring Dr. Angela Bardo, application specialist and Dr. Kent Brown, account manager from Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC. The morning seminar was attended by ~40 people and 23 participated in hands-on demo sessions with their own samples. At least 15 departments across the MSU campus (and beyond) were represented. A pdf of Dr. Bardo*s morning seminar can be found here.

2014 REU in Materials Science and Engineering being hosted at MSU May 27-Aug. 2! Details and information can be found at

I2AT participated in the 1st Mississippi held Pathways2Possibilities event Pathways2Possibilites in Biloxi Nov. 13-14.

JEOL 1230 120kV TEM installed 7/10/2013

High-tech collaboration yields results for MSU faculty team

MSU Student's Research Earns Recognition


Microscopy Society of America
Local MSA Affiliate Societies
Southeastern Microscopy Society
Materials Working Group

MRI Basics:
The Basics of MRI

MRI Safety:
FDA MRI Safety
Mississippi State University's Office for Regulatory Compliance

GE Medical Systems (MRI)
Applied Science Laboratories (Eye-tracking System)
Avotec Stimulus Presentation and Response System
Electron Microscopy Sciences

Social Sciences Citation Index

Funding Agencies
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Office of Naval Research

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University
Office of Research and Economic Development
Office for Regulatory Compliance
Skill Acquisition Lab
Problem Solving & Learning Lab



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: