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.

Clean Room Facility

CleanRoom Director:

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  • Mask Aligner
  • Sputtering
  • Ion Milling
  • Four-circle x-ray diffractometer
  • Pulsed-laser Deposition system
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometer
  • Electron beam evaporator
  • Atomic force microscope
  • Vacuum oven

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.

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