The Materials Durability and Environmental Research Facilities Hub (MDERFH) supports research on the performance and durability of natural and engineered materials and systems exposed to a wide range of environmental conditions. Faculty participants span multiple departments at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. MDERFH offers research facilities and instrumentation through its iLab Core, which provides unique analytical services to the Vanderbilt community as well as external academic and industry partners. Characterization techniques include microscopy, spectroscopy, chromatography, crystallography, tribology, metrology, and micromechanics. The facilities also support the educational missions and research projects of several programs including the Vanderbilt Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Chemistry departments as well as the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) and the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF).