Molecular Design and Multifunctional Materials Laboratory
On the second floor in the E Building of the Technology and Innovation Building is the space for the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory, Functional Materials and Nanotechnology Center of Excellence (FuNTech).
It is composed of two modules with high standard fitting lab benches and infrastructure. Both modules have facilties for Ar atmosphere reactions with two Schlenk lines with high vacumm pump.
Natural Product Laboratory
On the second floor in the F Building of the Technology and Innovation Building is the space for the Natural Product Laboratory, Utillization of Natural Product Research Unit.
Most extraction and simple bioactive tests are conducted in three modules here. The laminar flow fume hood in the lab provides good practice and accuracy in research.
The Centre for Scientific and Technology Equipment
The following is a list of instruments you can use:
FE-SEM (EDX & EBSD)
NMR 300 MHz spectrometer
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer
High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
Gas Chromatograph and GC-MS
The Centre for Scientific and Technological Equipment provides a wide range of basic instruments for graduate students. Once trained, you can access any of these instruments 24 hours-a-day such as FTIR, UV-Vis, NMR spectroscopies.
We also provide well equipped laboratories for postgraduate students at the Technology and Innovation Building with basic/specific equipments.
For porus funtional materials synthesis, we have two high temperature furnances. One of the furnances can reach 1200 oC under Ar atmosphere.
Redox active behaviour of functional materials is studied using electrochemistry. In our lab we have a wild range of electrochemical techniques including spectrolectrochemistry (UV-Vis-NIR optical fiber coupling with electrochemical set) as well as Electrochemical Impedence spectroscopy. The Metrohm Autolab optical bench provides a means of studying the electrochemical behaviour of photovoltaic cells, like dye sensitized solar cells.