Instrumentation

Graduate students using a glove box

Research is supported by several pieces of instrumentation including atomic absorption, infrared, ultraviolet/visible, nuclear magnetic resonance, and inductively-coupled plasma emission spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs, and mass spectrometers, including an ICP-MS system. Specialized equipment includes ultra-high vacuum systems, Auger spectrometers, LED, a thin film deposition apparatus, scanning tunneling microscope, atomic force microscope, laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MALDI-MS), and a well equipped laser spectroscopy laboratory suite. In addition, the majority of the faculty have cooperative research efforts with one or more of the well equipped local government laboratories. The department also maintains several workstations for computational research.

The Science and Engineering Hall is also home to GW's cutting-edge Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC). This facility features light microscopy, confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIBSEM), and more. Get more information about the facility on the GWNIC website.