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Polymer Composites Group (Kessler Research Team) Software/Tools


Inkscape – Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

Zotero – Open Source Reference Management Software

Quartzy – Online Laboratory Management System (email Prof. Kessler to be added to the Group Quartzy Page)

Trios – Thermal Analysis and Rheology Software from TA Instruments for Instrument Control, Data Collection, and Data Analysis

ChemDraw – Molecule Editor (used for creating and modifying representations of chemical structures)

SciFinder – Database of Chemical and Bibliographic Information.  SciFinder is available to all WSU faculty, staff and students.  More info from WSU’s Chemistry Dept.

Origin Pro – Scientific Graphing and Data Analysis Software

ImageJ – Image Processing and Analysis Software

Microsoft Office 365

Additional Microsoft Products on the Hub – MS Visio, MS Project, Visual Studio, Skype for Business


Off Campus Library Access

Autodesk Software

  • Inventor Professional – 3D mechanical CA and, visualization
  • Simulation Mechanical – Mechanical simulation tools
  • Nastran – FEA solver
  • Nastran In-CAD – CAD-embedded FEA simulation using Nastran
  • Simulation CFD – Fluid flow and thermal simulation tools
  • ForceEffect Motion – functional moving mechanical systems
  • Maya – tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering
  • Inventor HSM – CAM and 3D CAD in one integrated solution