CORES Equipment Database

Discovery Park

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Name / Description Location Contacts Recharge Accessible to Non-Purdue Users
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
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
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
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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
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
Epitaxy

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
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
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
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
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 Translational Pharmacology Facility

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

Vet animal holding Robyn McCain X X
SPM

Scanning Probe Microscopy, Nanotec Air STM, Omicron UHV STM

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Birck Nano Ron Reifenberger X X
Scifres Nanofabrication Cleanroom

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

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Birck Nano Ron Reger X X
Surface Analysis

Kratos XPS; Omicron Surface Analysis Cluster

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Birck Nano Dmitry Zemlyanov X X
Vistec Ebeam

Vistec VB6 Electron Beam Lithography Writing Tool

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Birck Nano Minghao Qi X X