The Chemical Engineering Department possesses well equipped laboratories for undergraduate and graduate education and research.
The Department possesses equipment for a variety of chemical engineering unit operations including:
Shell and tube and compact heat exchangers
Packed bed gas absorption
Packed bed reactor
Continuous stirred tank reactor
Additional equipment permits measurement of pressure drops through valves, pipes, pipe connections, and packed beds; pump performance characteristics; and residence time distributions.
Individual faculty possess equipment specific to their research and should be contacted for details. The College of Engineering’s Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization provides access to extensive microscopy resources including:
FEI Quanta 3D FEG Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope and Focused Ion Beam
Hitachi HD-2300A Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
Varian Excalibur Series Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) instruments, the FTS-4000 Spectrometer and the UMA-600 Microscope
Gamry Instruments Reference 600 Potentiostat
LCPM-3000 Liquid Crystal Polarimeter from Meadowlark Optics
Microfluidic Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) system
Ophir Optical Beam Profiling System
SensiQ SPR spectrometer (iCX Technologies, Inc)
Tantec Model CAM-MICRO Contact Angle Meter
YSI 2300 STAT PLUS Glucose and Lactate Analyzer
Instruments to support analyses, such as a sputter coater, ultramicrotome, and optical microscopes are also available. Other resources include: Rheometrics dynamic mechanical spectrometer, Dionex HPLC (ED/RI detectors, autosampler), Shimadzu GPC (FID/RI detectors), and Micromeritics Autosorb 3020.