Core Lab

Introduction to the Core Analytical Research Laboratory

Positioned at the forefront of chemical engineering research, our Core Analytical Research Laboratory in Building 26, Room 309 is a hub of innovation and analytical capability. Serving faculty and researchers across the Chemical Engineering department, this central lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology.

Advanced X-Ray Diffraction Capabilities

The centerpiece of our lab is a bench-top X-ray diffraction (XRD) machine from Rigaku, added in 2020. This sophisticated tool provides qualitative data on metals and metal oxides in your sample, offering comprehensive insights into crystalline structures and particle sizes.

Comprehensive Analytical Tools
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA): Ideal for understanding material decomposition.
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR): For molecular and chemical bonding analysis.
  • Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer: Quantify and analyze carbon content in liquid samples.
  • Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS): Suited for heavy organic compound quantification.
Specialized Measurement Equipment
  • Thermal Conductivity Analyzer: Measure thermal properties with precision.
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA): Understand the mechanical behavior of materials.
  • Differential Calorimetric Analyzer (DSC): Located in 26-308, useful for understanding phase transitions.
Auxiliary Labs and Instruments
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM): For high-resolution imaging, located in 75/010.
  • BET Machine: Specialized in surface area measurements and situated in 26-305.

This laboratory offers a vibrant ecosystem for aspiring graduate researchers, providing a comprehensive suite of tools to satisfy diverse research needs. Whether you are diving deep into nanomaterials or exploring new frontiers in chemical kinetics, our Core Analytical Research Laboratory stands ready to support your endeavors.