Listed below are some of the available equipment and facilities we use for our research...(updated 05/2007)

In our laboratory (750 sqft wet lab space located in Iacocca Hall):

  • High-speed confocal laser scanning microscopy
    • VisiTech "Vt-eye" scanner for up to 400 fps capture rates
    • Olympus IX-71 inverted microscope with 100x/1.4 oil objective
    • Ar laser (488 nm)
    • High-speed piezo objective control with 0.1 micron resolution over 100 microns for fast scanning of 3D volumetric scanning (256x256x150 pixels in 1 sec)
    • 2.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM computer for scanner control and image capture
    • 100 GB parallel disk array for capture of continuous data
    • Vibration isolation table
  • Computers:

    • Two 3.4 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM running Fedora
    • One 2.8 GHz, 512 MB RAM HD running WinXP
    • One 2.8 GHz, 512 MB RAM laptop dual boot Fedora/WinXP
    • DVD+/-RW, and a 200 GB USB HD for backing up/transfering images
    • IDL for image manipulation and analysis
    Department of Chemical Engineering:

    • Plasma cleaner and centrifuge (Professor Anand Jagota)
    • Rheometers (Professor Anthony McHugh)

    At Lehigh:

    Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

  • SEM, TEM, STEM, FIB, AFM available for sample characterization

    Department of Biological Sciences

  • Zeiss LSM 510 meta confocal laser scanning microscope

    Close by Lehigh:

    Cornell Nanoscale Science & Technology Facility