Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR): an analytical technique used to identify organic (and in some cases inorganic) materials
X-ray Diffraction (XRD): one of the primary techniques to characterize materials. XRD can provide information about crystalline structure (or lack thereof) in a sample.
Universal Tensile/ Compression Tester
Scanning Electron Microscope (EDX, CIVA)
ISS PC1 Photon Counting Spectrophotometer: measures fluorescence emission and excitation spectra of fluorescent samples. Also equipped with a micro titrator.
IBH 5000U Fluorescence Lifetime system: measures fluorescence decay time of fluorescent samples. Measured decay time ranges from picoseconds to million seconds.
KinTek Stopped-Flow: rapid kinetic measurement. Standard mixing time of instrument is 1.5 ms.
Tissue Culture Facility: experimentation on interaction of human cells with various kinds of substrates.
Microscale Particle Image Velocimetry System: quantifies particles, macromolecule (DNA, proteins etc) or flow velocity in microdevices
128-channel geodesic electroencephalogram (EGI Incorporated) with Hydrocel sensor net synchronized to a Psychophysics Toolbox stimulus/response system. The sensor net is easy to apply and the electrodes use saline impregnated sponges as the conductive medium. No conductive gels are required.
We also have the ability to perform a wide variety of inverse computations on EEG signals, such as exhaustive search dipole fitting, weighted minimum norm, sLORETA, RAP-MUSIC, SSLOFO, and POP-MUSIC. We also have the ability to build realistic and subject-specific head models using the finite element method.
Washington State High Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography Laboratory. Thissystem provides a unique facility for three-dimensional visualization of microstructural features in the interior of opaque solids. It is used to obtain quantitative information on the material microstructure geometry and properties. The system is conceptually similar to those used in medical diagnostic studies but uses significantly higher X-ray intensity, differentiating among smaller differences in density and achieves a markedly higher spatial resolution.