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Research Cores provide access to instrumentation, equipment and facilities (including databases), software, or professional expertise in the design and conduct of specialized measurements, analysis and interpretation of data, and research collaboration.

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A.H. Ismail Center - lower level of Lambert

The fitness center has 25 aerobic exercise machines, 23 selectorize machines, cable station, dumbbells, and balance equipment for researchers to train and test subjects. Also available: Fitness Assessment Lab and Consultation Room. Trained and certified Ismail Center staff can assist researchers.

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Lambert Gymnasium - lower level Lane M. Yahiro X X
Agronomy Center of Research and Education

field research on agronomic crops, soils, plus earth and plant imaging

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4540 US Hwy. 52 W. Jim Beaty X
Yes, depending on project
Yes, if collaborating with Purdue University
Amy Instrumentation Facility

The Jonathan Amy Facility for Chemical Instrumentation (JAFCI) is dedicated to the fusion of engineering expertise with the quest for scientific knowledge to further research and instructional efforts in the Department of Chemistry and School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Our team of scientists and engineers provide assistance in the design / construction of specialized instrumentation not commercially available along with repair / modification of commercial systems.

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BRWN Dr. Michael Everly
Animal Sciences Research and Education Center

The mission of the Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC) is to provide animals, facilities, technical assistance and labor to conduct research, provide instruction, and assist in extension educational activities. Research trials vary from basic to applied and involve many disciplines -- nutrition, physiology, behavior, genetics, reproduction, animal health, and product quality. Faculty utilize the Research and Education Center to facilitate teaching several Animal Sciences courses and to help provide hands-on experience for students. Some Extension education activities are held at the center.

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5675 W. 600 N., West Lafayette, IN Craig Williams X X
Arthur Fungarium and Kriebel Herbarium

An Herbarium is a collection of carefully preserved plant and/or fungal specimens; a Fungarium is a collection of carefully preserved fungal specimens. The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University houses two herbaria of immense historical and scientific value. The Arthur Fungarium (herbarium acronym PUR) is the largest specialized Fungarium, containing the most important collection of plant rust fungi (order Pucciniales), in the world. The Kriebel Herbarium (acronym PUL) contains non-rust fungi, vascular plants, lichens, algae and bryophytes, and is the oldest herbarium in the state of Indiana. Together the collections contain close to 250,000 specimens dating as far back as 1769 and gathered from across the globe. The collections are an important global resource for scientists and researchers in the fields of botany, mycology, plant pathology, forestry and biology. PUR and PUL arrange for loans of material to other herbaria and researchers around the world, accept material for deposition to voucher scientific studies, and serve as a resource for identifying rust fungi and their host plants from around the world.

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LILY G-447 M. Catherine Aime X
Assessment and Evaluation/ Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC)

A research center in its own right, the DLRC provides assessment and evaluation services in support of other Centers and Units on campus, as well as external evaluation for nonPurdue projects. DLRC assessment staff can provide project and external evaluation services and consultation that includes designing comprehensive evaluation plans organized around the activities that address project goals. The evaluation plans assist project management teams in assessing the quality and value of their project and provide responsive feedback regarding strengths and weaknesses of the project (formative evaluation) as well as a summary of progress toward meeting project goals (summative evaluation). DLRC assessment staff can also provide consultative services in support of proposal development and/or implementation.

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DLR Wilella Burgess X
Bioinformatics Core

Facilitate, amplify, and accelerate biological research and discovery through application of bioinformatics. Deliver high quality analysis and consultation in a timely and economical manner. Support workshops and learning activities. Support computational resources.

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Young Hall Jyothi Thimmapuram X X
Bioinformatics and Discovery Systems Lab

The lab is used to carry out common genomic biotechnology methods in collaboration w/ other groups on campus, as well as develop new methods for detecting DNA biomarkers and developing innovative information management systems in support of genomics research. The lab is equipped with a DNA microarray spotter, and DNA microarray scanner, most often used for gene expression studies.

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Knoy B020 Michael Kane X
Biomolecular Cleanroom

2,500 Sq. ft. Bio-Nanotechnology Integration Laboratory

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Birck Nano Guy Telesnicki X X
Biomolecular Screening and Drug Discovery Facility

diverse screening and automated liquid handling / high throughput protein expression cloning

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Bind 222 Larisa Avramova X
Biophysical Analysis Laboratory

Characterization of macromolecules and analysis of molecular interactions by biophysical methods

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Bind 234B Jia Ma X X
Bioscience Imaging Facility

We provide the instruments and expertise needed to visualize molecules in preparations ranging from single cells to entire animals. All facility users receive individualized instrument training as well as project specific advice for optimal data acquisition. Consultation on sample preparation, image rendering, and data analysis are also available as our knowledge base permits.

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HANS B032 Andy Schaber X X
Birck Nanotechnology Center BioNanotechnology Laboratories (BNC-BNL)

BNC-BNL is located at the Birck Nanotechnology center. It provides researchers a place where they can take their drug delivery (e.g. BioMEMS/NEMS or Biosensor) device or nanoparticle-driven from idea stage to a viable prototype to invitro testing and basic sterility testing. A CTSI core facility.

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Birck Nano Steve Jurss X X
Campus-wide Mass Spectrometry Center

The Campus-wide Mass Spectrometry Center (CWMSC) is a campus-wide facility. All major mass spectrometric ionization techniques and sample introduction methods are available, including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, electron impact, chemical ionization, electrospray ionization, inductively coupled argon plasma, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization, atmospheric pressure chemical ionization and high resolution mass measurements.

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WTHR, BCHM, RHPH Dr. Karl Wood X X
Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development

Develop the next generation of analytical instrumentation for chemistry, life science and point-of-need applications in medicine, industry, and public safety. Expand participation to other regional institutions. Prominent among these instrumental methods is the application of mass spectrometry to problems of national and world interest and the miniaturization of mass spectrometry to further those aims.

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Bind B019, B017; WTHR 417 Brandy McMastes X
Yes, for specialty prototype instruments
Center for Comparative Translational Research (CTR)

The CTR deploys a cluster of core laboratories in the College of Veterinary Medicine to support biomedical research. The laboratories are the Pre-Clinical Research Laboratory, the Histology Research Laboratory, and the Veterinary Clinical Trials Support Service. These laboratories support both human and animal translational research for investigators in various academic departments on campus, in Discovery Park, and in the private-sector. CTR also provides opportunities for graduate, undergraduate and professional students with an interest in comparative biomedical research. The CTR component laboratories are all core facilities for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

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Lyn Hall; VPRB, VAHF Breur Moore Snyder Turek X X
Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems

The Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS) is a recognized center at Purdue University providing agricultural information resource technologies and applications in the form of searchable databases with web interfaces, collaborative web sites with updating, and dynamic map resources of pest survey and plant diagnostic data. Its content focuses on pest survey data, plant diagnostic data and pesticides and has collaborated with key? federal and state agencies along with industry, extension and Purdue faculty.?CERIS has worked extensively with Entomology and Plant Pathology faculty in creating the Purdue Plant Doctor series for both iOS and Android devices and provided the software support for the Isee App under the direction of a faculty member in Agronomy.? Most recently, the BoilerApps program has been created as an extension of earlier applications development involving website and database design and iOS and Android Apps for the College of Agriculture to now service Purdue University.

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Vistech1 (VTCH) Eileen Luke X
Yes, for some activities
Center for Global Trade Analsyis

Quantitative global economic analysis

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Krannert Dominique van der Mensbrugghe X X
Center for Materials Processing and Tribology - Metrology Laboratory

Surface and mechanical property characterization

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MGL 1317 James B. Mann S. (Chandy) Chandrasekar
Center for Materials under eXtreme Environment (CMUXE)

Center for Materials under extreme environments (CMUXE) is a research unit at Purdue University aimed at promoting nuclear, material science, plasma research, and education. Members of CMUXE perform basic and applied research in wide variety of interdisciplinary fields. The major thrust area is the interactions of high-intensity, modulated energy beams: electromagnetic radiation, plasma, electrons, ions and other particle sources (i.e. clusters, molecules) with matter. The CMUXE combines both advanced integrated computational tools, i.e., HEIGHTS simulation package and state-of-the art experimental devices.

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POTR 370, 351, 334 Ahmed Hassanein X
Center for Nursing Education and Simulation

The simulation lab has seven high-fidelity patient simulators, including a newborn, 6 month old baby, 7 year old child, a birthing mother, and three adult models. These computerized, interactive manikins can be programmed to provide realistic patient responses to care. They breathe, vocalize, having changing vital signs and pulses, and have realistic heart, lung, and bowel sounds.

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Johnson Hall of Nursing, Room 108 Pam Aaltonen Susan Fisher X
Chemistry Precision Machine Shop

The precision machine shop in the Department of Chemistry provides consultation, design, and fabrication of customized parts for all scientific applications. Parts can be fabricated from a wide range of materials including steel, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, ceramics, and plastics. Capabilities include CAD/CAM design, precision machining (conventional and CNC), and welding. Vacuum chambers and high vacuum components are a specialty.

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WTHR Dr. Michael Everly X X
Chemistry Scientific Glass Shop

The Glass Shop is currently part time and services the entire campus for scientific glass blowing service.

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WTHR Dr. Michael Everly X X
Christopher and Susan Burke Hydraulics and Hydrology Laboratory

Mechanics of Water Transport Processes in Environmental and Engineering Flows; field and laboratory investigations of water quantity and quality.

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CIVL Cary Troy
Currently No
Available On Contractual Basis
Clinical Research Center (CRC)

The Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center (CRC) provides space, equipment, and support to conduct academic and industry sponsored clinical research studies for both inpatient and outpatient visits. The center maintains facilities at both Indiana and Purdue Universities and is available for use by researchers from both institutions. Medically trained staff provides services and support in phlebotomy, intravenous catheter placement, serial blood draws, infusions/injections, protocol development, and reference lab tests. The bionutrition staff supports CRC investigators’ research by providing dietary expertise and nutrition research services including: budget consultation, diet development, meal preparation and service, nutritional counseling, dietary recalls and diaries, nutritional analysis, dietary homogenates, and facilities to support clinical research.

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Stone Hall, Lyles-Porter Hall Heather Leidy X X
Available to Indiana University researchers
Community Clusters

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) operates a significant shared cluster computing infrastructure. These community clusters are available for faculty to purchase access into and gain enormous benefits in computing capacity, professional system administration and user support.

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Young RCAC Cluster Purchase
Some costs may apply
Yes - only if partnering with a Purdue faculty member
Computational Life Sciences and Informatics

Development and application of computational tools to solve complex life science problems. The core has expertise in proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, structural biology?and other types of biological data.

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BIND 119 Tiago Sobreira X
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope

Inverted Zeiss LSM 710 confocal laser scanning microscope with and environmental chamber appropriate for live cell imaging. Advanced methods available include spectral unmixing, time lapse, multi-target imaging, FRET, FRAP, photoactivation, and ratiometric imaging of ion indicator dyes.

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Lilly Don Ready X
Cyberforensics Lab

The cyberforensics Lab that was officially opened Summer '04 focuses on (1) education and training for students, faculty, and law enforcement, (2) leading edge research in cyberforensics, and (3) operational support for federal, state, and local law enforcement. A memorandum of understanding is in place with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the Indiana State Police, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS/CS Department) and ITaP.

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Knoy 228 Marcus Rogers X X
Digitization at Purdue

The Purdue University Libraries' Digitization Center can facilitate the digitization of print and analog materials in support of faculty research. This includes scanning of text and images, metadata creation, and OCR conversion. The Center can also facilitate the long-term archiving of digital scholarly materials.

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STEW Paul Bracke X X
Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC)

The Discovery Learning Research Center is a unique center that bridges the innovative research work at Purdue with the fundamental educational mission of the University. DLRC has 3 major goals: 1) catalyze large-scale, interdisciplinary research programs in teaching and learning, especially in STEM fields; 2) promote articulation between educational research and actual practice; 3) provide leadership in influencing STEM public literacy and educational policy. DLRC provides access to: evaluation and assessment expertise; planning and management for educational components of projects; research space for testing or piloting new educational technologies and pedagogies; work space for research staff on DLRC collaborative projects; connections to faculty and researchers with similar or complementary research interests and needs.

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DLR Wilella Burgess X
Educational Research Facilities/Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC)

The Discovery Learning Research Center is a 22,000 square-foot state of the art facility that occupies the first two floors of the new Hall for Discovery and Learning Research building at the NW corner of Martin Jischke and Nimitz in Discovery Park. The DLRC features unique, flexible spaces designed for educational research unlike any available nationwide. The spaces also incorporate technologies and structural features that allow for collection of research data about the learning experience. The space devoted to the DLRC is divided into three learning studios, a science laboratory, a project laboratory, a media design laboratory, collaborative group work educational space (the "atrium"), shared desk area for project personnel, office and desk areas for DLRC staff, and conference rooms. The goal for the use of any DLRC space is to further the mission of the DLRC through work on projects that will lead to innovations in teaching and learning that can be applied to improving educational practice.

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DLR Wilella Burgess X
Yes, if collaborating with Purdue University
Electron Microscopy

Electron Microscopy facility in Birck has Hitachi S4800 cold field-emission scanning electron microscope, equipped with STEM capability; FEI Nova 200 Dual Beam system, equipped with a Kl?cke nanomanipulator for site specific sample preparation; and FEI Environmental S/TEM 80-300 Titan.

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Birck Nano Rosa Diaz X X
Envision Center

The mission of Envision Center for Data Perceptualization is to serve, support, and collaborate with faculty, students, and industry to be a leader in scientific visualization, immersive environments and human computer interaction, through learning, discovery, and engagement.

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Yes - for some services

The Epitaxy recharge center consists of three deposition tools for thin film research as well as a high resolution x-ray diffractometer for thin film characterization. Equipment in recharge center: Nitride Sputter System (PVD Products), Oxide Pulsed Laser Deposition (PVD Products), High resolution x-ray diffractometer HRXRD (PANalytical), Organometallic vapor phase epitaxy/Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition OMVPE/MOCVD, Laser annealing (Lambda Physik), Laser lift-off (Lambda Physik).

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Birck Nano Ron Reger X X
Flow cytometry and cell separation core facility

The Bindley Bioscience Flow Cytometry and Cell Separation Core Facility provides advanced cell and particle analysis and sorting using flow cytometry based technology. The facility provides training in flow cytometry analysis and sorting techniques. The facility also provides expert consultation for assay and protocol development for flow cytometry analysis and cell separation.

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Bind 233 James Leary Jill Hutchcroft X X
Food Science Pilot Laboratory

food product development, food processing, process optimization, food manufacturing systems

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Food Science Erik Kurdelak X
Gamma Irradiator

Provide gamma irradiation/sterilization for cells, media, etc.

North Campus James Schweitzer X
Yes, when collaborating with Purdue faculty/staff
Genomics Core Facility

The Purdue Genomics Core facility has more than a decade of experience in DNA sequencing and provides Illumina DNA and RNA library construction and sequencing services via both Illumina HiSeq 2500 and MiSeq instruments. Further, a "WideSeq" service offers low-cost sequencing of smaller (less than 300kb) double-strand DNA samples.

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WLSR S045 Phillip SanMiguel X X

The HUBzero group provides development and hosting services that create a web presence for your research and education projects. We use the open source HUBzero platform to provide you the capability to disseminate and publish resources, share access to online simulation codes (including your Linux codes, Windows codes, Jupyter notebooks, R studio and Shiny projects, and web applications), and enable collaboration within your research community. For less than the cost of an FTE, we provide access to experts in graphic design, cybersecurity, hosting, operations, web development, and middleware development with your hosted web presence. We also participate as Co-PI and/or senior personnel on research grants where we can contribute intellectually and add credibility to your proposal with respect to broader impact, intellectual merit, cyberinfrastructure expertise, and sustainability / entrepreneurial expertise.

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Young Michael Zentner X X
High Performance Computer Graphics Laboratory

The research in the HPCG-Lab is divided into diverse projects, all having in common the use of High Performance Computer Graphics algorithms and tools as the means of providing high performance computation, real-time rendering, and scientific visualization research.

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Knoy Bedrich Benes
High-Performance Computing and Cyberinfrastructure Research Lab

a focal point for education, research, and collaboration in the development, deployment, and use of supercomputing, grid computing, and cyberinfrastructure. The HPC-CRL is the first College of Technology Exploration Center, which is designed to support and enhance teaching, research, and collaboration among faculty, students, and industrial partners. The lab consists of three areas: research, collaboration, and education.

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Knoy 208 Thomas Hacker X
ICP-MS/IP-OES for Elemental Analysis of Liquids

ICP-MS for Elemental Analysis of liquids or liquid extracts/digests of solid samples

Lily Linda Lee X

The IDEALab is housed in Knoy Hall in room 376. Research conducted there focuses on animation, interactive media, serious games, visualization, simulation and innovative technologies for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. At the core of its activities is a desire to understand how the development and use of computer graphics impacts communication, education and learning.

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Knoy 376 Nicoletta Adamo-Villani X
INtegrated Smart Energy Technology Lab (INSET)

INtegrated Smart Energy Technology lab (INSET)- provides a shared space that supports the understanding and learning of the electrical Smart Grid - a system that interconnects the electricity distribution grid with two-way communications to provide energy monitoring and management for the power industry and consumers. The lab promotes classroom learning, linked to applied technology research of the electrical, mechanical and IT systems, in energy storage (batteries), electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, vehicle-to-grid integration, distributed automation technologies. An all electric go-kart platform selected as an EV surrogate intends to capture student interest while providing an inexpensive way and safe way to gain hands-on learning of electromechanical systems. Originally developed to support the first Purdue evGrandPrix, the lab sustains this activity, while integrating the EV platform as a subsystem of the overall electrical Smart Grid. CIT, EET, and MET work together to train students for industry.

Knoy B027 J. Eric Dietz X
Impact Science Laboratory

We develop innovative dynamic experimental techniques to determine the mechanical response of challenging materials and structures under impact loading conditions. We have extensive experiences in characterizing materials from as soft as gel rubbers to as hard as armor ceramics, from as small as a single spider silk to as large as instrumented concrete targets. A recent book (Split Hopkinson (Kolsky) Bar by Springer) documents some of our previous work.

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ARMS B130 /Bowen Weinong Chen
Interdepartmental NMR Facility

The Purdue Interdepartmental NMR Facility (PINMRF) is a university-wide resource dedicated to supporting NMR spectroscopy and to making this analytical technique available to researchers at Purdue and elsewhere in the scientific community. PINMRF currently has ten NMR spectrometers located in four buildings on the Purdue campus, with additional laboratory locations under consideration. PINMRF is set up to allow individual researchers direct access 24/7 to the spectrometers, after appropriate training and testing has been completed. However, we will gladly provide spectra of submitted samples, either on a service basis or as part of a collaborative research project.

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WTHR, BRWN, RHPH, DRUG Dr. John Harwood X X
Laboratory for Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE)

Carries out research, training, and discovery in transforming renewable resources into biofuels and bioproducts. Couples fundamental research in renewable resources to the art and science of scale-up for purposes of design, prototyping, and operation of industrial systems that are economic, environmentally friendly, and sustainable. Provides research services in microbiology, fermentation, liquid chromatography and biomass analysis.

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Potter Michael Ladisch X
Yes, for some activities
Laser Research and Manufacturing Facilities, Mechanical Engineering

Femtosecond Lasers

Gatewood Wing, School of Mechanical Engineering Robert Lucht Xianfan Xu Yung Shin
Life Sciences Electron Microscopy Facility

The LSMF is a full service electron microscopy core with both service and individual use options. Equipment includes two field-emission SEMs (Nova NanoSEM and Quanta3D FEG) equipped with cryo, EDX, low vacuum and ESEM capability, and tensile stage. The Quanta 3D FEG is a dual beam instrument with an ion beam for milling, slicing and deposition. The Quanta is equipped with an Omniprobe 200 lift-out system for TEM lamella preparation.? Also available are 2 TEMs (Tecnai T12 and a Tecnai G2 T20) each with great CCD cameras. The 200KV Tecnai has STEM with an HAADF detector. This instrument is also set up with software for automated electron tomography acquisition for 3D reconstruction. In addition the Tecnai T20 is equipped with a SDD x-ray detector for elemental analysis and mapping. The lab has ultramicrotomes (room temperature and cryo), a microwave processing system and a vibratome. For cryo preparation there is a high pressure freezing device and automated freeze substitution. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and happy to discuss projects and work with you on your science questions.

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WLSR Christopher Gilpin X X
Lilly Animal Care Facility

Users are BME, SLHS, Vet School, Pharmacy, Endocyte, OnTarget, along with Biological Sciences.

LILY-LSA Karen Wethington X X
MSE Materials Preparation and Testing Labs

Sample Preparation and Mechanical Testing

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ARMS Jameson Root X X
MSE Microscopy Facility

The MSE Microscopy Facility contains 2 Transmission Electron Microscopes and 3 Scanning Electron Microscopes for use in research and analysis. The SEMs have Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) capability, and one SEM also has Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis (EBSD). The facility contains a sample preparation laboratory with basic tools and supplies for EM sample preparation. In addition there are 2 Atomic Force Microscopes, one small sample stage and one large sample stage that has a wide variety of attachments for a variety of experiments. The large stage AFM also has Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) and Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM) capability.

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ARMS Jameson Root X X
MSE X-Ray Characterization Facility

Specialized X-Ray Analysis

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ARMS Jameson Root X X
Macromolecular Crystallography

Macromolecular crystallography laboratory; crystallization and X-ray Diffraction. A core facility of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

HOCK Dr. Calvin Steussy Mr. Tim Schmidt X X
Maha Fluid Power Laboratory

Fluid Power System Testing and Development Systems

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Kepner Monika Ivantysynova X
Metabolite Profiling Facility (MPF)

The laboratory utilizes gas chromatography and liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry for the analyses of small, biological molecules. We collaborate with research investigators who are conducting metabolomic studies, by providing technical assistance with sample preparation, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of experimental information. The lab performs both quantitative analysis and non-targeted molecular screening.

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Bind 134 Bruce Cooper X X
Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition -- MPCVD

This Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition system (SEKI-5200S) produces a variety of carbon-based nano- and micro-materials including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and diamond thin films. It operates at moderate pressure near 10 Torr with typical process gas mixtures consisting of hydrogen and methane. The system features an inductively heated stage, 1-2 inch active deposition area, temperature control through thermocouples supplemented by a dual-wavelength pyrometer, and recently added laser diagnostics of plasma species.

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Birck Nano Tim Fisher X X
Mineral Analysis Laboratory

Mineral analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy -- must dissolve in acid solution;.can measure multiple elements in a single run. Mineral analysis by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy -- must be able to dissolve product in acid solution; single elements only.

Stone Hall, Room G22 Berdine Martin PhD X X
Mobile Application Development Lab

Information systems are constantly evolving to use new technologies.? The types of technologies used in these systems now also include low-priced mobile computing and devices.? These mobile devices include smart phones, tablets, and other specialized hand-held computers.? These devices are being incorporated into modern information systems to collect and present data to workers who are otherwise too mobile to use a traditional PC. The mobile software development curriculum was established in fall 2002.

Knoy 242 Kyle Lutes X
National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion

The National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion (NaTeF) was funded through a $2.7 million cooperative agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. ?The NaTeF facilities are located in the Niswonger Aviation Technology Building at the Purdue Airport, and include aircraft engine test cells and a Materials Testing Laboratory. The engine test cells are equipped to conduct exhaust emissions, collect engine operational data, and evaluate engine performance; the interaction and compatibility of new fuels with aircraft materials and components may be studied and evaluated in the Materials Testing Laboratory. The testing capabilities of these laboratories are currently focused on testing and development of new aviation fuels for both turbine (jet) engines and piston engine applications but may also be utilized in the future for testing of engine and aircraft hardware. NaTeF is the primary testing arm of the Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability (AirTIES) Research Center at Purdue University, the overall mission of which is to support the development, testing, and implementation of new aviation fuels. AirTIES researchers are collaborating with faculty in other disciplines at Purdue and with industrial partners to advance the state of new, sustainable aviation fuels in projects that include identifying and optimizing candidate crops for bio-fuels, new processes to produce bio-fuels, economic and carbon footprint assessments of new fuels, and fit-for-performance testing of fuels in the NaTeF laboratories and test cells.

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Niswonger David Stanley X X
Optics and Spectroscopy

Spectrophotometer Lambda 950; Micro-Sample Spectrometer; Raman Spectrometer T64000 with the excitation lasers: tunable Ar/Kr, CW 10 mW per wavlength, 10 wavelength accross the visible rangefemtosecond/picosecond regenerative amplifier-OPA system; Nanonics NSOM/ Luminescence Mapping with the excitations lasers: HeNe 633 nm, solid state 532 nm, Diode 785 nm.

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Birck Nano -- Lab BRK1273 Alexei Lagoutchev X X
Pankow Materials Laboratories

Physical Structure, Serviceability, Durability and Non Destructive Testing of Infrastructure Materials

CIVL Jason Weiss X X
Physiological Sensing Facility

Cellular and tissue metabolism, cell-signaling, neurophysiology, environmental toxicology, biosensing, bionanomaterials, lab-on-a-chip systems, bioMEMS, biophysical sensing

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Bind B025 / BRK 2120 Jenna Rickus Marshall Porterfield X
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center is housed in Knoy 373. It is the hub for the product lifecycle management (PLM) activities in the College of Technology. It is linked to other College of Technology labs through high-speed network connections and through industry-class PLM suites of tools. Typical research activities in that lab include the areas of product lifecycle management, model-based definition, model-based enterprise, 3D data interoperability and collaboration, product data management methodologies, and workflows for the extended use of CAD data throughout the enterprise.

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Knoy 373 Nathan Hartman X
Purdue Agriculture Air Quality Lab

monitoring equipment for air quality, odor evaluation lab, trace contaminant lab

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ABE Al Heber
Purdue Bone & Body Composition Core

The Bone and Body Composition Core provides services and methods for determining bone density, bone geometry, and body composition in humans and animals. The following equipment and services are available to Purdue researchers along with Indiana CTSI members: (1) A GE/Lunar iDXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) (for humans). Provides scans of the whole body, lumbar spine, femur neck, and forearm. Gives BMC, aBMD, comparative scores, and grams of fat, lean and bone tissues (2) A Stratek XCT 2000, peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) (for Humans). Gives total bone area and volumetric density; cort bone thickness, area, volumetric density and MOI measurements; cortical and subcortical bone area and volumetric density; trab bone area and volume density, and more. (3) A GE/Lunar Prodigy DXA (for animals). Provides whole body scans for small and medium sized animals, and specific bone scans for larger animals. (4) The Scanco MicroCT u40. Provides 3D imaging as well as quantitative measurements. Gives total bone area and volumetric density; cort bone thickness, area, vol.? density and MOI measurements; cort and subcortical area and vol. density; trab bone area and vol. density; periosteal and endosteal circumference; polar SSI; (5) an ECHO MRI for precise body composition measurements of fat, lean, free water, and total water masses in live animals. As well as access to an OxyMax calorimeter.? This system is an open-circuit indirect calorimeter that is able to derive heat of metabolism by assessing the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide that occurs during the metabolic process. (6) Histology Services are located at IUPUI, Indianapolis. Dr. Burr and staff from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine provide histological services for basic science (non-clinical) research. Both mineralized (plastic embedded) and soft tissue (paraffin embedded) specimens can be prepared.

Stone Hall, Room 149 Connie Weaver, Ph.D. Pam Lachcik X X
if Indiana CTSI members
Purdue Cryo Electron Microscopy Facility

The PCEMF operates several high resolution transmission electron microscopes equipped for cryo-microscopy of biological assemblies.

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HOCK Valorie Bowman Wen Jiang X X
Purdue Malware Lab - FBI Cyber Crime Task Force

The Purdue Malware Lab, under the direction of Prof. Jim Goldman, conducts applied research in the identification, analysis, reverse engineering, and defensive strategies of malicious software, more commonly referred to as malware. In addition, operational support is provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation through Prof. Goldman?s appointment to the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force.

ENAD 111 Jim Goldman X
Purdue Polytechnic Precision Measurement Center

The Purdue Polytechnic Precision Measurement Center at the statewide location in Columbus, Indiana, is an environmentally-controlled (20 degrees C plus/minus 0.5 degrees C, Positive Pressure; Humidity < 35%) laboratory that is certified annually. Examples of calibrated equipment include a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine, an Instron tensile test machine, a Zeiss surface finish tester, a Fluke dead-weight tester for calibrating pressure gauges, and sets of English and metric gauge blocks. Additionally, there are tools for measuring torque, force, hardness, and mass as well as numerous hand and optical tools for dimensional measurement.

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Room 137; Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence; Columbus, Indiana Joe Fuehne X X
Purdue Proteomics Facility

PPF provides innovative state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS analysis of proteins and peptides in clinical, environmental and other biological samples. The facility enables targeted and global proteomic analyses including protein identification, label and label-free quantitation, post-translational modifi cations and protein-protein interactions. Coupled with different chromatographic separation techniques, modern mass spectrometric instrumentation and advanced bioinformatics expertise, the PPF provides unique opportunities for researchers to perform intact protein ("top-down") and peptide fragment ("bottom-up") analyses at a reasonable rates and turnaround time.

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BIND 134 Uma Aryal X X
Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory (PRIME)

The Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory (PRIME Lab) is a dedicated research and service facility for accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). AMS is an ultra-sensitive analytical technique for measuring low levels of long-lived radionuclides . The accelerator is used to measure cosmic-ray-produced radionuclides, environmental radionuclides, and biomedical radionuclides. The commonly measured radionuclides are ?10Be (half-life 1,360,000 years), 14C (5730 years), 26Al (705,000 years), 36Cl (300,000 years), 41Ca (100,000 years), and 129I (16.7 million years). ?The isotopic abundances measured range from one part in 1x10^15 (a thousand million million) to 1x10^11.

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PHYS Marc Caffee X X
Purdue Research Repository (PURR)

PURR utilizes HUBzero?, a software platform designed for scientific collaboration and sharing of research data on the web. Any Purdue graduate student, faculty, or staff can create a project in PURR and receive a default allocation of storage. PURR provides capabilities currently required by the NSF and other funding agencies for digital data management such as workflows and tools for collaborating on data-driven research, publishing and archiving data, and ensuring data security, fidelity, backup, and mirroring. Purdue librarians consult with investigators to facilitate selection and ingestion of data with appropriate descriptive metadata and data standards and provide long-term digital preservation and stewardship. PURR comes with a set of default policies and functionality that addresses privacy and confidentiality, intellectual property, and access and use of research data. Datasets published using PURR are assigned Digital Objects Identifiers (DOIs) and exposed to the web using open standards to maximize their discoverability and scholarly reuse.

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Libaries, HUBzero Michael Witt
No, but fees may apply depending on size of data requirements
Yes, only if Purdue faculty/staff originate project
Purdue Stable Isotope Facility

PSI houses three gas Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers (IRMS), each accompanied by peripheral devices for conversion of various compounds into analyzable gases.

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CIVL David Gamblin X X
Purdue Translational Pharmacology Facility

in vivo pharmacology with swine model and unique PigTurn monitoring and sampling system

Vet animal holding Robyn McCain X X
Purdue University Reactor Number 1 (PUR-1)

operational nuclear reactor for research and education

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EE B80 Robert Bean X X
Research Instrumentation Center

The Research Instrumentation Center is a core facility in the Department of Chemistry that manages the shared departmental instrumentation.

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BRWN Dr. Pat Bishop X X
Research Machining Services

Precision machine shop, open to all departments, with both standard and CNC machining equipment, welding, and design services. Work with wide variety of materials, including steels, aluminums, stainless steels, and brass plus special-order metals and high-performance plastics. Able to satisfy needs for plating, anodizing, and water jetting services, along with many other services through vendors. Specialize in one-of-a-kind research equipment and/or modifications.

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ADM Agricultural Innovation Center Kris Davis X X
Ross Biological Reserve

67 acres of forest managed mainly as a natural area for ecological research with modest indoor facilities.

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Off-campus Jeffrey Lucas

Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Ultrasmall Angle X-ray Scattering for characterization of nanoparticles, nanomaterials, polymers, and nanostructures

FRNY B. W. Boudouris X X

Scanning Probe Microscopy, Nanotec Air STM, Omicron UHV STM

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Birck Nano Ron Reifenberger X X
Scientific Solutions

The Scientific Solutions group works with Purdue faculty and staff to develop proposals and specific research solutions through software development, integration, and application hosting, etc.

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Young Carol Song RCAC Info X
Yes - for some services
Scifres Nanofabrication Cleanroom

25,000 sq. ft. Class 1-10-100 Nanofabrication Laboratory

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Birck Nano Ron Reger X X
Sensory Evaluation Laboratory

Sensory evaluation ( appearance, aroma, flavor, etc.) testing of food and beverages

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Food Science Dr. Andrea Liceaga X
Soft Materials Characterization Laboratory

This lab is dedicated to the characterization and analysis of polymeric and other soft materials. It currently contains TA Instruments Q2000 Dynamic Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) capable of -180C to 700C operation, a TA Instruments Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) with humidity controller, and a TA instruments Q50 Thermogravimtric Analyzer (TGA).

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ARMS B214 Jeffrey Youngblood X
Statistical Consulting Service

Provides consulting services addressing ?statistical software, experimental, design, and data analysis.

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MATH Prof. Bruce A. Craig
Superresolution Imaging Lab

This facility in the Purdue Veterinary Medicine provides a high end confocal imaging system for versatile cell, whole mounted- tissue and animal microscope imaging. It provides 1) regular 5 color confocal imaging; 2) 4 channel multi-photon imaging; 3) forward and backward second harmonic generation; 4) 70 nM STED superresolution imaging; 5) Regular and resonnant scanners; 6) environmental control for temperature and gas controls; 7) anesthetic machine; 8) Imaris 3D-4D image analysis software

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VPTH Chang H Kim X X
Surface Analysis

Kratos XPS; Omicron Surface Analysis Cluster

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Birck Nano Dmitry Zemlyanov X X
Transgenic Mouse Core Facility

The Transgenic Mouse Core Facility (TMCF) offers a variety of services to the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research community, including (1) Generation of Transgenic, Knock-Out and Knock-In Mice and Rats by pronuclear injection of DNA and/or CRISPR/cas9, (2) Gene Targeting of ES Cells, (3) Blastocyst Injection of ES Cells for the Generation of Knock-Out Mice, (4) Strain Rederivation, (5) In Vitro Fertilization, (6) Embryo Cryopreservation, (7) Chromosome Counting, (8) Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast (MEF) Cell Line Production, (9) Speed Expansion, (10) Sperm Cryopreservation, (11) Genotyping, (12) Mouse Production Colony, (13) Mouse Dedicated Supply – Colony Set Up

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Bindley Bioscience Center Judy Hallett Scientific Director: Prof. Steve Konieczny X X

Adobe Connect is a rich Web communication system that lets instructors reach an audience anytime with engaging multimedia content

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Web Customer Service Center X
Yes - only if partnering with a Purdue faculty member
Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center

The Karnes Center collects, preserves, and provides access to scholarly research collections of unique primary source material such as rare books, archival documents and manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts. The Center staff provides assistance to researchers in accessing and using the collections, including digitization of collections and facilitating permissions to use collections in scholarly publications. Collections and services are available to Purdue faculty, staff, and students as well as researchers worldwide and the general public.

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STEW Sammie Morris X X
Vistec Ebeam

Vistec VB6 Electron Beam Lithography Writing Tool

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Birck Nano Minghao Qi X X
Water Quality Field Station

Studies of the impact of agriculture and agricultural inputs on water and air quality; 54 tiled and instruments drainage plots

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ACRE Nicole DeArmond Sylvie Brouder X
X-ray Crystallography

The X-ray Crystallography Facility provides both single crystal and powder/multicrystalline X-ray diffraction services for researchers at Purdue as well as off-site users and commercial customers. The facility offers full data collection and structure analysis services, and trains users to independently determine structures. The recently renovated lab features three instruments: - Panalytical Empyrean Powder X-ray Diffractometer. Equipped with both parallel beam and focusing optics, high speed PIXcel 3D Medipix detector and high temperature stage for analysis of powders, multicrystalline materials and thin films. - Two Bruker D8 Quest Single Crystal Diffractometers equipped with large Photon detectors and variable temperature devices. The Mo-wavelength instrument is ideal for fast, high throughput data collection of well to weakly diffracting samples, and for heavily absorbing samples. The Cu-wavelength microsource instrument is ideal for very weakly diffracting and small crystals and absolute structure determination.

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WTHR Matthias Zeller X X