Facilities and Equipment

CCST’s laboratories, virtually all newly constructed or renovated since 1993, and wide range of research instrumentation represent one of the foremost facilities for catalysis research in academia. Learn more about where the magic happens below!

Harker ISE Laboratory

221 Academy Street, Newark, DE

Completed in 2013, the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (Harker ISE Lab) is a hub of teaching and research on campus. The 194,000-square-foot facility brings together students and faculty from various disciplines to teach, learn and conduct research in a collaborative environment. Harker ISE is also home to the Advanced Materials Characterization Lab (AMCL) and the Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis (Keck CAMM).

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  • Advanced Materials Characterization Lab: Equipment List
  • Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis: Equipment List
  • Phillips Xpert Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • Rigaku Miniflex Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • Rigaku Ultima 4 Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer
  • Bruker D8 Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer
  • Phillip SAXS small angle Diffractometer
  • T/A Instruments DSC,DTA,TGA,DMA,DTC
  • Metrohm IC Pro Chromatograph
  • Agilent HPLC 1260 /MS 6120
  • Agilent Cary UV Vis Spectrometer
  • Kaiser 785nm Raman Spectrometer
  • Wyatt Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Beckman Coulter LS13 320 Particle Analyzer
  • Analsys NanoIR2
  • Micromeritics Porosity Analyzer
  • Agilent ICP/MS 7500
  • Agilent AES 4100 Mass Spec.
  • SIGRAY QuantumLeap H2000 Benchtop X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Horiba LabRam Raman Spectrometer
  • B&W Tek Portable Raman Spectrometer
  • Modulation Excitation Spectroscopy
  • Customized Vacuum Atomic Layer Deposition Apparatus

Colburn Laboratory

150 Academy Street, Newark, DE

Colburn Laboratory houses the Department of Chemical Engineering, and is named in memory of Allan P. Colburn, the department’s first Chairperson. This building underwent an extensive renovation and expansion in 1996.

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  • RSA-G2 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
  • HAAKE MiniLab 3 Micro Componder
  • EcoSEC High Temperature Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) System with Refractive Index Detector and Viscometer
  • Gas-Chromatography Mass Spectometer
  • Custom Gas-Chromatography Analyzer
  • Bruker D2 Phaser Benchtop X-Ray Powder Diffractometer
  • Altamira AMI-200ip Chemisorption Station

Brown Laboratory

163 The Green, Newark, DE

Brown Laboratory is named in memory of H. Fletcher Brown, a member of the Board of Trustees, (1929-44) and a benefactor. The building houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This building is now undergoing a major renovation of the west and north wings. Brown is the home to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s NMR Laboratory.

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Lammot DuPont Laboratory

175 The Green, Newark, DE

This Chemistry, Biochemistry and Marine Sciences laboratory building is a state-of-the-art facility that meets the sophisticated research laboratory needs of the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department and the College of Marine Studies. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Mass Spectrometry Facility is located in the Lammot DuPont Laboratory.

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In addition to our cutting-edge facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, CCST offers a network of experienced researchers, valuable industrial sponsorship opportunities, and promising career pathways. Plus, UD’s chemical engineering undergraduate and graduate programs consistently rank in the top ten in the country!



Center for Catalytic Science & Technology • 150 Academy Street • Newark, DE 19716