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

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