University of Pittsburgh Facilities
Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF)- located in the subbasement of Benedum Hall, this facility provides access to class 100, 1000, and 10,000 clean rooms and a wide array of fabrication and characterization techniques to the PITT community on a fee for use basis. Interested students are required to complete formal training prior to having access to the facility.
Dietrich School Microscopy & Imaging Facility
Center for Biologic Imaging (CBI)- the CBI is a state of the art imaging center under the direction of Prof. Simon Watkins. The CBI maintains a large number of confocal microscopes (both scanning and spinning disk), multi-photon microscopes, JEOL JEM 1011 and 1210 TEMS, a JEOL 6225F field emission SEM, and a wide variety of optical microscopes and sample preparation facilities. The CBI is located in the School of Medicine.
Materials Micro-Characterization Laboratory (MMCL)- Located in the School of Engineering within Benedum Hall, the MMCL includes the TEM facilities listed above, a Philips XL-30 field emission SEM with EDS capabilities, a Digital Instruments 3100 AFM, a Hysitron Tribo-Scope, and two Philips X'pert X-ray diffraction systems with temperature control capabilities.
Dietrich School Mass Spectrometry Facility
Dietrich School Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
Dietrich School X-ray Crystallography Facility
Pittsburgh Area Facilities and Resources
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)- a DOE national laboratory conducting R&D in support of domestic coal, natural gas, and petroleum production. The on-site research facilities offered by NETL are diverse and numerous, with a detailed description here.
Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Molecular Analysis- this laboratory, located in the Mellon Institute building, houses the major shared research instrumentation of the CMU Department of Chemistry. Instruments available include a 500 and 300 MHz NMR, MADLI-ToF and LC-MS mass spectrometer, a circular dichroism spectrophotometer, as well as FTIR, NIR, and UV-vis spectrophotometers.
Bayer Materials Science AG - the corporate headquarters of Bayer Materials Science AG is located in Pittsburgh.
Extended Regional Resources