Lab Name, PI, Room

Major Equipment

Abrams Laboratory (ABRAMS)

  • Linux workstations
  • Access to:
    • The University Research Computing Facility (URCF)
    • The Draco Cluster (Dept. Physics)
    • TeraGrid/XSEDE Allocation (TACC Stampede)

Nanomaterials for Energy Applications and Technology Laboratory (BAXTER)

  • Amplified Ti:Sapphire laser with time-resolved teraherterz spectroscopy and femtosecond UV/vis/NIR transient absorption spectroscopy (Bossone 106)
  • Solar simulator with monochromator and photovoltaic/photoelectrochemical test station
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Layer-by-layer deposition robot
  • Dip coater
  • Spin coater
  • Electrodeposition station
  • Continuous flow microreactors

Sustainable Energy Laboratory (CAIRNCROSS)

  • Masscal G1 quartz crystal microbalance heat conduction calorimeter
  • Maxtek quartz crystal microbalance with phase lock oscillator
  • Environmental chambers
  • Several custom-build bubble column reactors with associated pumps and heating systems
  • Standard wet chemical equipment for titration, liquid-liquid purification, etc

Nanofibers for Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory (KALRA)

  • Four Electrospinning Stations (with core-shell electrospinning capability):
  • Mbraun Dual User Glove Box
  • Carver Heat Press
  • Four Gamry Potentiostats (Ref 3000 and Interface 1000)
  • 32-channel Maccor Battery Cycler, 8-channel NEWARE battery cycler
  • Rotating Disc Electrode Test Station (Pine Instruments)
  • Tube Furnaces/Convection Ovens/Vacumm Ovens/Ultrasonicator/Hot Plates/Precision Balances
  • Environmental Chamber (Tenney) with high temperature/humidity control ranging from 25-200oC and 5-95%RH and integrated with vapor permeation and EIS
  • Thermo Fisher Nicolet IS50 FTIR Spectrometer equipped with in-operando battery/supercapacitor cells

Access to:

  • Drexel's Centralized Research Facilties (SEM, TEM, Ultramicrotome, FTIR, XPS, XRD, Multi-angle x-ray scattering)
  • XSEDE Compute Hours Allocation
  • Synchrotron at Brookhaven National Lab
  • BET Surface are and Porosity Analyzer

Thin Film and Devices Laboratory (LAU)
CAT-382, Bossone-521

  • Chemical Vapor Deposition Thin Film Reactor System I
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition Rotating Bed Reactor System
  • Gamry Reference 600 Electrochemical Testing Station
  • Solar Illuminator
  • Nicolet 6700 FTIR Spectrometer
  • Laurell Technologies Spin Coater


  • Chemical Vapor Deposition Thin Film Reactor System II

Access to:

  • Centralized Research Facilities (SEM, TEM, XRD, SAXS, XPS, Raman, Profilometer)
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Biosensors and Bioreactors
Laboratory (MUTHARASAN)

Cat-466, 469

  • Custom-built bio-analytical flow apparatus for conducting in situ surface chemistry and detection assays of pathogens, biomarkers, DNA and RNA
  • Impedance Analyzers Agilent 4294A and Agilent HP4192A with bridge circuits for device characterization
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectrometer, Gamry Interface 1000 with three electrode cells, and interfaces to biosensor flow cell; Ag/AgCl and Pt electrodes
  • Stanford Research System QCM200 and flow cells
  • Signal Recovery 875 Lock-In amplifier (plus computer-interface)
  • Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator, 80 MHz Agilent 33250A
  • Agilent precision Giga-ohmmeter
  • Bausch & Lomb optical Microscopes interfaced with image acquisition system
  • Olympus OM-10 Fluorescence Microscope, coupled to Canon digital imaging and video systems
  • PTI SS Fluorescence Spectrometer with PMT 750 detector
  • UV-VIS spectrometer – Shimadzu UV-1800
  • Denton Desktop high vacuum sputtering system; 6-inch target, one or two cathode configuration, Base vacuum 10-6
  • Harrick RF Plasma Reactor (Model PDC-001, 200 W) modified for conducting plasma-assisted surface reactions
  • UVP UV Radiation Oven, Model OG-1. Radiation at 185 and 254 nm
  • 1550 nm DFB laser (Anritsu GB5A016) and 1310 nm DFB laser (QPhotonics), and associated power supplies
  • High speed micro-centrifuge (200 – 15000 rpm)
  • Vacuum ovens
  • Incubators, 9 ft3, 20-70oC
  • Spectrum analyzer (ANDO AQ-6310B), LabView interface
  • Ericsson FSU 975 fusion splicer
  • Laminar Flow Hoods, Precision CO2 Incubators, Spinners, bioreactors (0.1L to 1L)

Access to:

  • Bruker Daltonics Autoflex III Smartbeam TOF-MALDI mass spectrometer
  • 8 MΩ, Milli-Q system
  • Autoclave
  • Hot room 37oC, 100 ft2
  • Refrigerated room 4oC, 100 ft2

Polymers and Composites
Laboratory (PALMESE)

Bossone 521

  • TA Instruments TGA Q50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • KSV Instruments CAM 200 Contact Angle and Surface Tension Meter
  • TA Instruments DSC Q2000 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Instron
  • Thermo Nicolet Nexus 870 FT-IR Spectrometer
  • TA Instruments DMA Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
  • Perkin Elmer DSC7 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Waters Gel Permeation Chromatographer/High Pressure Liquid Chromatographer
  • Electrospinning Setup
  • TA Instruments AR Rheometer
  • Thinky planetary centrifugal mixer ARE-250
  • Melt Press
  • Portable Near Infrared Spectrometer
  • Brookfield Digital Viscometer
  • Glove Box
  • Supercritical Dryer (2)
  • Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma reactor

Process Systems Engineering
Laboratory (SOROUSH)

  • Interacting liquid level tanks
  • 2-liter RC1 Calorimeter

Tang Laboratory

  • Bio-Logic SP-300 potentiostat with six channels for high-resolution three-, and four- electrode electrochemical measurements and battery cycling. Maximum current and voltage are ± 500 mA and ±12V. Current ranges are from 1 A to 10 nA with maximum 760 fA resolution. Potential resolution is 1 µV. Channels are equipped with impedance spectroscopy measurements from 10 µHz to 7 MHz.
  • LC Technology dual-user glovebox with argon atmosphere. Includes oxygen and water analyzers, electronic feedthroughs, and integrated vacuum oven.
  • Coin cell crimper /decrimper for battery fabrication
  • Tube and muffle furnaces
  • Karl-Fischer titration device for measuring water content in nonaqueous electrolytes down to 1 ppm.
  • Laboratory ovens, furnaces, ultrasonicator, hot plates, etc.
  • Two rotating disk electrode test station (Pine Instruments) with rotating ring-disk accessories
  • Autolab rotating disk electrode test station in Ar atmosphere
  • Fume hoods and Schlenk line
  • Arbin battery cycler

Biological Colloids Laboratory


  • PTI, Inc. C-71 Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectrometer (pulsed nitrogen and dye lasers)
  • PTI, Inc. A-710 Steady State Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Brookhaven 90Plus Dynamic Light Scattering Apparatus
  • Brookhaven Goniometer-based, Static Light Scattering Apparatus
  • Perkin-Elmer BUV40XW0 UV-Visible Absorbance Spectrometer
  • Zeiss Axioskop2 Fluorescence microscope
  • Zeiss Ultraviolet Digital Image Analysis System (contains Orca Camera, Sony 17” monitor, and Axiovision II software)
  • Beckman Coulter Allegra64 Centrifuge
  • Misonix, Inc. XL2020 Sonicator
  • Lipex Biomembranes, Inc. Lipid Extruder (10 mL)