Facilities

Type Equipment Details Institution /
Professor
Autoclave 3X autoclave engineers batch autoclaves for high pressure batch reactions Caltech
Mark Davis
Analytical Micromeritics ASAP 2000 pore size and surface area analyzer
Nicolet Nexus 470 FT-IR with in situ cells
Scintag powder X-ray Diffractometer (XDS 2000) with in situ high temperature cell
Netzsch Thermo-gravimetric analyzer (STA449C) – TGA/DTA
4X Agilent Technologies HPLC with a variety of detectors: RI, UV, fluorescence, evaporative light scattering
Perkin Elmer UV-Vis
Cary UV-Vis with diffuse reflectance capability
Brookhaven ZetaPALS: dynamic light scattering and zeta potential
13X Zeolite synthesis ovens
s2X High temperature ovens for calcinations
Caltech
Mark Davis
Reactor 2X BTRS-Jr. flow reactors each with online gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Agilent Technologies)
Altamira AMI-200R reactor system for continuous flow or pulsed reactant introduction with online mass spectrometry
Caltech
Mark Davis
Spectrometer Bruker spectrometers (3); 200 MHz, 300 MHz and 500 MHz
Solid State NMR (under the direction of Davis)
Scanning transmission microscopy (SEM) equipped with an energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and cryo-TEM
Located on campus, outside the lab Caltech
Mark Davis
Liquid NMR, TOF MS, ESR Located outside the lab; available in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Caltech
Mark Davis
Laser scanning confocal microscope (Zeiss LSM 510 META)
TEM (Jeol 2200FS, Jeol 2200FX, Phillips 420 TEM)
SEM (FEI XL30 ESEM, Hitachi 4300 FEGSEM, Electroscan 2020, JEOL 733 EPMA Microprobe, JEOL 6400F CL SEM)
STEM (VG HB 603 Scanning TEM, VG HB 501 Scanning TEM)
TG/DTA Thermal Analysis (Dilatometer)
Located in multi-user facilities
Ion Micro Mill (PIPS)
Located in multi-user facilities Lehigh University
Mark Snyder
Analytical Vented forced convection synthesis ovens (2)
Gravity convection drying oven
Programmable calcination furnace (1200°C)
Programmable tube furnace (1200°C) with inert environment and vacuum capabilities
Teflon-lined stainless steel autoclaves for hydrothermal synthesis
High-speed centrifuge (Sorvall XT)
Nitrogen adsorption instrument (Micromeritics, Gemini)
Analytical and precision balances (Mettler)
pH/conductivity meter
Lehigh University
Mark Snyder
Analytical DLS/zeta potential instrument (Zetasizer Nano ZS, Malvern) Located outside the lab; available in Civil and Environmental Engineering Lehigh University
Mark Snyder
Analytical State-of-the-art operando optical spectrometer system (Raman, IR and UV-vis) Located outside the lab; available in Chemical Engineering Lehigh University
Mark Snyder
Computational HPC Beowulf Cluster Accessible computational facility consisting of more than 400 computing cores (40 – 8 core Intel Xeon 1.8GHz and 60 – Dual AMD Opteron 1.8GHz) with distributed memory Lehigh University
Mark Snyder
Recirculating chiller
Ultrasonic bath|
Heated oil baths (4)
Lehigh University
Mark Snyder
Analytical LC/MS, UV-Vis, ICP/MS, FTIR/ATR Located in 151 ISE University of Delaware
Advanced Materials Characterization Lab
Materials Characterization XRD, TGA/DSC, BET Analyzer, DLS, Beckman Coulter Particle Analyzer, Raman Spectrometer, FTIR, Elemental CNHS, AES, TEM, SEM Located in 151 ISE University of Delaware
Advanced Materials Characterization Lab
Analytical GC (3), HPLC (4), GC/MS (1), FTIR-ATR (1) Located in 355 ISE University of Delaware
CCEI Lab
Dion Vlachos
Reactor Tubular glass reactors, Stainless steel Parr reactors (15), Fixed bed flow reactors (3), High-throughput batch reactor (2), Gas-phase flow high-throughput reactor (1) Located in 355 ISE University of Delaware
CCEI Lab
Dion Vlachos
Computational DFT, KMC, MD, ab initio MD, CFD, COSMO-SAC, microkinetic models Located on Chapel Street University of Delaware
Computer Center
Computing Facilities Squidward: HPC cluster 848 cores and ~2.5 TB of RAM on 65 nodes

Farber: Community cluster consisting of 100 nodes of Dual Intel E5-2670v2 (Ivy Bridge) processors—20 cores per node; 64 GB RAM (1866 MHz)

Mills: Community cluster consisting of 200+ nodes of Dual/Quad AMD6234 processors—24/48 cores per node; 64 GB RAM DDR3 (1866 MHz)

Located on Chapel Street University of Delaware
Computer Center
Analytical UV-Vis with diffuse reflectance accessory and reaction chamber (RT-873 K), FTIR with diffuse reflectance accessory and reaction chamber (77-873 K), GC Mettler-Toledo ReactIRTM 15 with attenuated total reflection IR probe, suitable for temperatures from -80 to 180 °C, pressures from vacuum to 1000 psi (69 bar), and pH from 1 to 14 University of Massachusetts
Friederike Jentoft
BET surface area analysis systems (2)
Multiple high temperature furnaces
Gas chromatographs
Mass spectrometers
GC mass spec
FTIR
Several micro-reactors for catalyst testing
TPD/TGA systems (2)
Multiple fuel cell testing rigs
Impedance spectrometers (4)
Ball mill
Tape caster
Uniaxial press
Optical microscopes
University of Pennsylvania
Ray Gorte
Ultra-high vacuum surface analysis systems (3) equipped with ion guns for sputter cleaning of surfaces, evaporative metal deposition sources, film thickness monitors, and mass spectrometer for performing TPD studies These systems are equipped to perform Auger electron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy, and low energy electron diffraction. University of Pennsylvania
Ray Gorte
Analytical Microcalorimeter University of Pennsylvania
Ray Gorte