Facilities

CEMB has a broad collection of both commercial and unique research resources available for use by all fellows. Please contact the CEMB faculty fellow in charge to use a specific resource:

AddLab

  • Capabilities: 3D Printing
  • Location: School of Engineering (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Peter Szczesniak
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Dan Huh

Advanced Optical and Force Microscopy Facility

  • Capabilities: Atomic force microscope (AFM), Optical tweezers, Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscope
  • Location: Pennsylvania Muscle Institute (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Henry Shuman
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Michael Ostap

Atomic Force Microscopy Core

  • Capabilities: Instruments for both dry and wet AFM
  • Location: Institute for Medicine and Engineering (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Paul A. Janmey
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Paul Janmey

BioInterface Technologies Facility

  • Capabilities: AFM, Instron microtester, Rheometer, Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation, q-PCR, plate reader
  • Location: BME Core Facilities (BU)
  • Facility manager: Xin Brown
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Christopher Chen

BioInterface Technologies Facility

  • Capabilities: TIRF, Epi-fluorescence and Confocal microscopes
  • Location: BME Core Facilities (BU)
  • Facility manager: Xin Brown
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Christopher Chen

Biology Department Imaging Facility

  • Capabilities: Confocal and low light imaging systems, Deltavision deconvolution system, Epifluorescence microscope
  • Location: Biology (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Dianne Duncan
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Ram Dixit

Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Resource

  • Capabilities: GC-MS, Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS), Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS), Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI), Tandem MS, H/D Exchange MS, Proteomics, Lipidomics, Metabolomics
  • Location: Chemistry and School of Medicine (WUSTL)
  • Facility managers: Weidong Cui, Kevin Yarasheski, John Turk
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Marcus Foston

Center for NanoBiotechnology

  • Capabilities: AFM, Confocal Microscope, SEM, Electrospinning, 3D printing, Real-Time PCR, Differential Scanning Calorimenter (DSC), IR Spectroscopy Microscope, Zetasizer particle characterization, Flow Cytometry System
  • Location: College of Science, Mathematics, and Technology (ASU)
  • Facility manager: Shree Singh
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Derrick Dean

Chemical Analysis Core Facility

  • Capabilities: Ion chromatograph, FTIR, UV-Vis Spectrometer, NMR, XRD, BET System, TGA, Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), HPLC systems, Flame AA
  • Location: Otto H. York Center (NJIT)
  • Facility manager: Helen Gramcko
  • CEMB faculty fellow: William Hunter

Genome Technology Access Center

  • Capabilities: Next-generation sequencing services
  • Location: School of Medicine (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Toni Sinnwell, Twyla Juehne, Chris Sawyer
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Elizabeth Haswell

High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility

  • Capabilities: Solution and Solid State NMR, Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) NMR
  • Location: Chemistry (WUSTL)
  • Facility managers: Brian Marsden and Jeff Kao
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Marcus Foston

High Throughput Sequencing Core

  • Capabilities: High-throughput sequencing services
  • Location: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Penn)
  • Facility managers: Eric Rappaport and Eric Bao
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Robert Mauck

High-Performance Computing

  • Capabilities: Sixty-two computational nodes, each with four Intel E5-4620 8-core 2.2GHz processors and 64GB RAM.
  • Location: School of Engineering (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Jim Kaylor (Interim Director)
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Vivek Shenoy

High-Performance Computing Center

  • Capabilities: An array of multi-processor computers (clusters).
  • Location: Physics (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Malcolm Tobias
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Anders Carlsson

Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) Facilities

  • Capabilities: Ellipsometer, Profilometer, Spin coater, Reactive Ion Etching, TEM, SEM, X-Ray/Ultraviolet Photoeletron Spectrometer (XPS), X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD), PPMS, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS)
  • Location: IMSE (WUSTL)
  • Facility managers: Huafang Li, Tyrone Daulton
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Guy Genin

Jeanette Goldfarb Plant Growth Facility

  • Capabilities: 10,000 sq. ft. facility consists of support space, greenhouses and a growth chamber facility
  • Location: Biology (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Michael Dyer
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Elizabeth Haswell

Jens Molecular and Nanoscale Analysis Laboratory

  • Capabilities: Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Gas Chromatograph – Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • Location: School of Engineering (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Patty Wurm
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Marcus Foston

Life Sciences and Engineering Facility

  • Capabilities: New – To be built by January 2017. Wet and dry laboratories, cell culture, microscopy (multiphoton laser scanning microscope, AFM, SEM, TEM), micro-CT, fluorescence spectral mapping and imaging system, FTIR, Ellipsometer
  • Location: Life Sciences (NJIT)
  • Facility manager: William Hunter
  • CEMB faculty fellow: William Hunter

Material Characterization Core Facility

  • Capabilities: AFM, Near Field Optical Microscope, SEM, Raman, particle size analyzer (DLS, static laser diffraction), fluorescence spectrophotometer, dielectric spectroscopy
  • Location: Otto H. York Center (NJIT)
  • Facility manager: Larisa Krishtopa
  • CEMB faculty fellow: William Hunter

Micro/Nano Biosystems Fabrication Facilities

  • Capabilities: Asher, Mask aligner, Ellipsometer, Spinner, E-Beam, Evaporator, PECVD
  • Location: BME Core Facilities (BU)
  • Facility manager: Ze’ve Feit
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Christopher Chen

Microelectronics Fabrication Center

  • Capabilities: Class-10 and Class-1000 cleanrooms, photolithography, wet chemical processing, dry etching, thin film deposition and oxidation, and wafer bonding
  • Location: Microelectronics Center (NJIT)
  • Facility manager: Dentcho Ivanov
  • CEMB faculty fellow: William Hunter

Nanomaterials Fabrication and Characterization Facility

  • Capabilities: AJA ATC Orion Sputtering Deposition System, Karl Suss MJB3 mask aligner for lithography patterning, Zeiss microscope, Filmetrics film thickness measurement, Princeton Applied Research potentiostat (VersaSTAT-200) for templated electrochemical deposition, PMS MicroMagTM 3900 vibrating sample magnetometer
  • Location: Department of Physics (Bryn Mawr)
  • Facility manager: Xuemei Cheng
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Xuemei Cheng

Nanoscale Characterization Facility

  • Capabilities: SEM, TEM, Focused Ion Beam, AFM, Ion scattering
  • Location: Singh Center for Nanotechnology (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Douglas Yates
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Jason Burdick

NBIC Scanning and Local Probe Facility

  • Capabilities: AFM, Scanning tunneling microscope (STM), Raman Spectrometer, TIRF
  • Location: Singh Center for Nanotechnology (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Matt Brukman
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Jason Burdick

Plant Phenotyping

  • Capabilities: A fully climate controlled growth house integrated with a multi-camera digital imaging system for automatic and high-throughput phenotypic characterization of up to 1,140 plants at multiple time points.
  • Location: Danforth Plant Science Center (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Mindy Wilson
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Ram Dixit

Property Measurement Facility

  • Capabilities: Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS)
  • Location: Singh Center for Nanotechnology (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Jay Kikkawa
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Jason Burdick

Quantitative and Spectral Optical Imaging

  • Capabilities: Confocal fluorescence correlation microscopy, confocal fluorescence photobleaching recovery, confocal inverse FCS, confocal fluorescence intensity distribution analysis, macroscale fluorescence imaging, live cell imaging
  • Location: School of Engineering (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Kenneth Pryse
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Guy Genin

Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility

  • Capabilities: Lithography, Deposition, Dry Etch, Laser Micro-machining, Metrology
  • Location: Singh Center for Nanotechnology (Penn)
  • Facility managers: Noah Clay and Kevin Turner
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Jason Burdick

Research Instrumentation Shop

  • Capabilities: Design and construct custom research instrumentation and apparatus
  • Location: School of Medicine (Penn)
  • Facility manager: Bill Pennie
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Yale Goldman

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

  • Capabilities: One of the most powerful and advanced computing center in the world. Provides high performance computing, visualization, data analysis, storage, software, and cloud, gateways & portal interfaces.
  • Location: Advanced Computing Center (UT Austin)
  • Facility manager: Dave Thirumalai
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Dave Thirumalai

Tissue Culture and Transformation

  • Capabilities: Plant genetic transformations and cell/ tissue culture
  • Location: Danforth Plant Science Center (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: Kevin Lutke
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Ram Dixit

Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging

  • Capabilities: Scanning and spinning disk confocal microscopes, Fluorescence Microscope, Fluorescence stereoscope, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, and tissue culture and sample preparation facilities
  • Location: School of Medicine (WUSTL)
  • Facility manager: James Fitzpatrick
  • CEMB faculty fellow: Ram Dixit