Research Facilities

Tulane Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC)

PolyRMCDirector: Wayne Reed
Contact: Email Wayne Reed or call (504) 862-3185

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PolyRMC has developed unique instrumentation and methods for comprehensive monitoring of polymerization reactions, allowing process optimization, accelerating R&D of new polymeric materials, and potentially allowing full scale reactor control. This work is complemented by their research advances in the area of macromolecular characterization.

Tulane Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility

     Director: Matthew Escarra
     Contact: Email Matthew Escarra or call (504) 862-8673

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      Class 1000 cleanroom space including:

  • Suss MJB4 Mask Aligner and related photolithography tools
  • AJA Sputtering System
  • AJA Ion Miller
  • Bruker D8 Discover X-ray Diffraction (XRD) System
  • Angstrom Engineering Electron-beam Evaporator
  • Multimode Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Olympus optical microscope with camera and heated stage
  • KLA Tencor Stylus Profilometer
  • Zegage Optical Profilometer
  • J.A. Woollam Spectroscopic Ellipsometer
  • Sentrotech Vacuum Furnace

Low-Temperature Condensed Matter Lab

mao-labDirector: Zhiqiang Mao
Contact: Email Zhiqiang Mao or call (504) 865-5084


  • Floating-zone Furnace
  • Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS)
  • Magnetic Property Measurement System (MPMS)
  • 3He Cryostat

Tulane Coordinated Instrumentation Facility (CIF)

CIFDirector: George Flowers
Contact: Email George Flowers or call (504) 865-5142

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The Coordinated Instrumentation Facility (CIF) is a university-wide department operating within the School of Science and Engineering for the management of shared research equipment. The CIF laboratory personnel maintain the equipment and assist researchers with method development and data collection. They also train students and researchers in the use of the shared equipment.

Cypress: High Performance Computing System

Cypresspic     Director: Hoang Tran
     Contact: Email

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Cypress is composed of Dell state-of-the-art technology, using Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor, and Luster file system running on Dell’s Terascala storage technology. Cypress will deliver a peak general capability of 668.75TF and will incorporate 7.936TB of fast main memory with 1 Petabyte (1PB) of high-performance storage. Cypress is designed to provide a powerful but flexible design, suited to the computing resource demands of computational scientists and researchers.

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764