Kuhn Group Laboratory
In May 2011, we completed our move to the new laboratory space, which is part of the Advanced Materials Research Cluster in the Interdisciplinary Research Building at the USF Research Park. Please follow along on our pictures page as we move and continue to update our site with images of our new laboratory.
Additionally, as outlined below, we also use several campus common user facilities for material characterization (e.g., electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction) and product analysis (NMR spectoscopy). In addition to the use of facilities at USF, we also conduct research at national common user facilities such as the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Most importantly, we emphasize the development and implementation of safe laboratory procedures (USF EH&S).
Gas sorption device (autosorb iQ/ASiQwin Quantachrome) for catalyst surface properties, adsorption and temperature programmed studies.
Two gas phase reactor systems, each with with 8 mass flow controllers (hydrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oxygen, methane and bubblers for: water, tiophene and methanol) for measurement of catalytic data.
Left: MKS Cirrus RGA mass spectrometer. Right: Perkin-Elmer gas chromatograph
High pressure batch Parr series 4560 mini bench top reactor with a Parr 4843 controller.
Parr 6200 oxygen bomb calorimeter with a 6510 Parr water handling system to perform heat of combustion studies.
Gamry electrochemical half cell system with bi-potentiostat.
Perkin Elmer Lambda 35 Ultraviolet-visible spectrometer (housed in the Bhethanabotla laboratory).
Agilent 6890 gas chromatograph for analysis of liquid samples (housed in the Bhethanabotla laboratory).
Materials synthesis equipment including temperature controlled hot plate stirrers, sonicator, centrifuges, a calcination furnance, and two large fume hoods.
USF Common User Facilities
Nanotechnology Research & Education Center (NREC).
Florida Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics (FCoE-BITT).
USF Chemistry (Core Facilities).
High Speed Cluster Computing (USF Research Computing).