The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering maintains a set of Shared Facilities as outlined below. The facilities range from routine chemical, physical and materials characterization facilities, to state-of-the-art nanomaterials synthesis facilities.

These facilities are available to researchers in the Department and others at the university, local region, and world-wide.


Chemical and Environmental Analysis Facility (CEAF)

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and partnership with academia and industry
  • Synthesis and characterization of materials using inbuilt instrumentation techniques

UltraFast Laser Facility at Center for
Solar Energy and Energy Storage (CSEES)

  • Spectroscopic and temporal characterization of ultrafast photophysical processes
  • Broad range of materials - natural light harvesting complexes and pigments, semiconductor films and nanoparticles, solar cells, and synthetic dyes
  • Coordinator: Vijay Ramani

Solar Energy and Energy Storage

  • Advance solar energy conversion technologies by promoting development of new materials, devices and system level scale-ups
  • Electrochemical characterization
  • Coordinator: Vijay Ramani

Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering (CASE) 

  • Focuses on the advancement of science and technology of aerosol systems
  • Characterize fundamental aerosol formation and transformation processes to determine impacts on the Environment, Climate, and Human Health
  • Coordinators: Ben Kumfer & Jian Wang