Materials Characterization Research

materials characterization researchThe core labs specializing in materials characterization serve a wide variety of fields including oils, pharmaceutics, biomass, catalysts, biological materials, organometallics, and inorganics.

Examples of research activities include: 

  • Diffraction methods to determine high-precision three-dimensional solid-state structures of crystalline organic, inorganic and biological molecules
  • Identifying polycrystalline materials
  • Identify what species are present and how much of it in mixtures of molecules
  • Determination of the degree of cross-linking in polymers
  • Degree of incorporation of metals into catalysts
  • Change in composition of plant materials from different treatments

Laboratories and Centers
Advanced Computing Facility
Center for Research Computing
Microscopy and Analytical Imaging
Solid State NMR 
X-Ray Crystallography


Biochemistry & Protein Science

Bioinformatics & Modeling


Materials Characterization

Molecular Structures

Translational Biology

Ability to set up 24 NMR experiments at one time and eliminate periodic user intervention
Screen up to 100,000 compounds in two days for endpoint assays
Next-generation genome sequencing
Near-infrared and bioluminescence imaging instrumentation to track gene of interest and/or tumor growth
Expertise in the design and stability of various pharmaceutical dosage forms
More than 40 computational chemistry software programs and databases
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