Research Programs & Laboratory Facilities
The Chemical and Materials Engineering Department has excellent programs and facilities for courses and student research.
Provides hands-on learning experiences in process engineering, microfabrication, and device testing. The laboratory is available for research by student, faculty and external users. Also, students enrolled in MatE/EE129, MatE/EE 165, MatE/ME/EE 189, MatE/ChE166 and EE225A use this laboratory.
Provides a wide variety of materials imaging and chemical analysis capabilities for numerous applications throughout science and engineering. The laboratory is available for research by student, faculty and external users. Also, students enrolled in MatE 143, MatE 144, and MatE 145 use this laboratory.
Biochemical Engineering Program
Blends traditional engineering with subjects in the biological sciences using specially developed biochemical engineering courses and labs. The laboratory is available for research students and students enrolled in ChE 194.
Photovolotaic (solar cell) processing and electrical testing is done in the MPEL
Fuel cell fabrication and testing
Polymers and Composites
Wet benches for processing
4 Point Bend
Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
2 Applikon computer-controlled fermentors
On-line process gas mass spectrometer
Agilent 1100 LC/MSD
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer System
HPLC-diode array spectrometer
Eppendorf Mastercycler Gradient PCR
DNA Electrophoresis and SDS-PAGE
Other supporting equipment
Support for the Laboratories has been provided by
National Science Foundation (CCLI Award)
California State University Program in Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)