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.


Nano Research and Environmental Facility (NREF)

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

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

  • Contains five main instruments integrated together for diverse photophysical processes to be probed
  • Performs on liquid and solid samples at room temperature and with accessories down to 77K
  • 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