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Idaho State University

Civil Materials Lab

This lab is used for general testing, material characterization, and teaching.

  • Tinius Olsen Universal Testing Machine, 60 kips capacity, ±6” stroke, recently retrofitted with new software and controller
  • United Universal Testing Machine, 30 kips capacity, ±12” stroke
  • Charpy V-Notch Testing Machine
  • Vishay data acquisition system (20 channels)
  • Vishay strain gauge data acquisition system and boxes (20 channels)
  • Electric uni-directional horizontal shake table, ±0.5” stroke, 11 Hz, 2 ft x 2 ft
  • Two Rockwell Hardness Testers
  • Seating for up to 33 students, projector, boards and other instruction equipment
  • Five high performance laptops
  • Instruments, electronic metal detector, digital calipers, digital pocket thermometers, and other equipment

Faculty Contact Information:

Mustafa Mashal Ph.D., P.E., CPEng, IntPE(NZ), M.ASCE, MIPENZ –Assistant Professor

Mustafa Mashal

Ph.D., P.E., SECB, CPEng, IntPE(NZ) – Associate Professor and Faculty Advisor for ASCE Student Chapter

(208) 282–4587


Arya Ebrahimpour

Ph.D., P.E. - Professor and Director of M.S. Program in Civil Engineering