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The instrumentation facility allows for development of novel instrumentation for laboratory and field-based spectroscopic measurements, medical devices, and other custom laboratory equipment and instrumentation.

  • Machine shop for production and modification of molds, optomechanics, and other custom parts: Grizzly Industries vertical milling machine and horizontal lathe, Sherline miniature lathe and vertical mill with tooling and accessories, metals bandsaw, precision dicing saw, miniature precision drill press and large shop drill press; all standard bits, cutting tools, and accessories for metalwork
  • Electronics Development and Fabrication: electronics assembly bench with ESD protection and monitoring, Pace ST-65 and PRC soldering workstations, Eagle schematic and board layout software package, PCB assembly (incl. surface-mount) capability, electronics test and repair lab (voltmeters, 200 MHz and 1 GHz oscilliscopes, function generators, SMT reflow-oven, and vacuum pickup tool
  • Materials Processing and Research (tube and muffle furnaces, spin-coating system, evaporative coating system
  • Software: Solidworks 3D modeling and simulation software and high performance graphics workstation for mechanical design and rendering, LabView Developers Suite, Optica3 optical design package