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Northwest Missouri State University


CIE (Photo by Darren Whitley)

Laboratories

The Nanoscale Science program is housed in our new (2009) mixed-use technology incubator, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Click on a room in the map below to see specific details.

Map of Academics Wing of CIE

Nanoscale Science Lab (1433) Instrument Lab (1431) Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab (1421) Genetics and Protein Biology Lab (1420) Biology Research Lab (1414) Chemistry Research Lab (1406) Instructional Resource Classroom (1405) Inorganic and Nanomaterials Lab (1433B) Conference Room (1402) Chemical Prep Lab (1423) Tissue Culture Lab (1419) SEM Lab (1417) Imaging Lab (1418) Clean Room Research Lab (1431C) Computational Science Lab (1430) Faculty Office (1428) Faculty Office (1409) Faculty Office (1410) Faculty Office (1412) Faculty Office (1411)

1402 Conference Room

1402 Conference Room

1405 Instructional Resource Classroom

1405 Instructional Resource Classroom

1406 Chemistry Research Lab

1406 Chemistry Research Lab

Instruments and Equipment

  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Single-Crystal X-ray Diffractometer

Faculty

  • Dr. Shelley Riley
  • Dr. Jaouad Meziani
  • Dr. Michael Hull
  • Dr. Abdul Mottaleb

Courses

  • Special Investigations in Chemistry (Chem 499)
  • Nanoscale Science I/II (Nano 314/315)

1409 Faculty Office: Dr. Jaouad Meziani (Nanomaterials)

1409 Faculty Office: Dr. Jaouad Meziani (Nanomaterials)

Courses

  • General Chemistry and Lab (Chem 112/113)
  • General Chemistry I and Lab (Chem 114/115)
  • Organic Chemistry and Lab (Chem 252/255)
  • Nanoscale Science I (Nano 314)

1410 Faculty Office: Dr. Michael Hull (Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry)

1410 Faculty Office: Dr. Michael Hull (Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry)

Courses

  • General Chemistry and Lab (Chem 112/113)
  • General Chemistry I and Lab (Chem 114/115)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Lab (Chem 552/555)

1411 Faculty Office: Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry (Genetics and Molecular Biology)

1411 Faculty Office: Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry (Genetics and Molecular Biology)

Courses

  • General Biology (Biol 102)
  • Genetics (Biol 350)
  • Plant Physiology (Biol 430)
  • Molecular Biology (Biol 440)
  • Immunology Lab (Biol 444)
  • Techniques in Biotechnology (Biol 511) 

1412 Faculty Office: Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry (Cellular Biology)

1412 Faculty Office: Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry (Cellular Biology)

Courses

  • General Biology (Biol 102)           
  • Microbiology (Biol 140)
  • Cellular Biology (Biol 310)
  • Nanoscale Science II (Nano 315)
  • Molecular Biology (Biol 616)

1414 Biology Reasearch Lab

1414 Biology Reasearch Lab

Instruments and Equipment

  • Incubator
  • Freezer
  • Ultracentrifuge
  • High-Speed Centrifuge
  • Real-Time PCR
  • PCR Workstation
  • Thermocycler
  • Electroporation
  • Hybridization oven and crosslinker
  • Assorted molecular biology equipment
  • Gel electrophoresis rigs (agarose and SDS-PAGE)
  • Isoelectric focusing
  • Speed Vacuum

Faculty and Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Allen
  • Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry
  • Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry

1417 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Lab

1417 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Lab

Instruments

  • Field-Emmission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Faculty

  • Dr. John Pope
  • Dr. Gregg Dieringer
  • Dr. Michael Hull

Courses

  • Nanoscale Science I (Nano 314)

1418 Imaging Room

1418 Imaging Room

Instruments

  • ChemiDoc Imaging System
  • Confocal Microscope

Faculty and Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Allen
  • Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry
  • Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry

Courses

  • Cellular Biology (Biol 310)
  • Nanoscale Science II (Nano 315)
  • Genetics (Biol 350)
  • Plant Physiology (Biol 430)
  • Molecular Biology (Biol 440)
  • Techniques in Biotechnology (Biol 511)

1419 Tissue Culture Laboratory

1419 Tissue Culture Laboratory

Instruments and Equipment

  • Sputter Coater
  • Carbon dioxide incubator
  • Incubators
  • Biological safety cabinets

 

Faculty and Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Allen
  • Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry
  • Dr. Rafiq Islam

Courses

  • Techniques in Biotechnology (Biol 511)

1420 Genetics and Protein Lab

1420 Genetics and Protein Lab

Instruments and Equipment

  • Assorted molecular biology equipment
  • Freezers
  • Incubators
  • Plant Growth Chamber

Faculty

  • Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry

Courses

  • Genetics (Biol 350)
  • Macromolecular Structure (Chem 450)
  • Techniques in Biotechnology (Biol 511)

1421 Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab

1421 Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab

Instruments and Equipment

  • PCR
  • Gel electrophoresis (agarose and SDS-PAGE)
  • Gel drying system
  • UV-vis spectrophotometer
  • Hybridization chamber
  • Assorted molecular biology equipment
  • Freezers
  • Incubators
  • Water baths

Faculty

  • Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry
  • Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry

Courses

  • Cellular Biology (Biol 310)
  • Nanoscale Science II (Nano 315)
  • Molecular Biology (Biol 440/616)
  • Techniques in Biotechnology (Biol 511)

1423 Chemical Prep Room

1423 Chemical Prep Room

Instruments and Equipment

  • Autoclave
  • Chemical Storage Facilities

Faculty and Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Allen
  • Dr. Redempta Kegode

1428 Faculty Office: Dr. Himadri Chakraborty (Nanoscale and Computational Physics)

1428 Faculty Office: Dr. Himadri Chakraborty (Nanoscale and Computational Physics)

Courses

  • General Physics I/II and Lab (Phys 110/111 and 112/113)
  • Fundamentals of Classical Physics I/II and Lab (Phys 120/121 and 230/231)
  • Nanoscale Science I (Nano 314)
  • Classical Mechanics Lab (Phys 321)
  • Statics (Phys 322)
  • Electricity & Magnetism and Lab (Phys 330/331)
  • Computational Physics and Lab (Phys 450/451)
  • Descriptive Astronomy Lab (Phys 123)

1430 Computational Science Lab

1430 Computational Science Lab

Instruments and Equipment

  • A large number of tablet PCs with Windows 2007
  • Computations/Simulations by remotely connecting to one HP Dual Core and two HP Quad Core 2.6 GHz server computers.
  • A number of software packages to graphically visualize the simulation data

Faculty

  • Dr. Himadri Chakraborty

Courses

  • Computational Physics and Lab (Phys 450/451)
  • Nanoscale Science I (Nano 314)

1431 Instrument Lab

1431 Instrument Lab

Instruments

  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)
  • Nanoparticle Size Analyzer
  • Genetic Analyzer/DNA Sequencer
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectrometer
  • Matrix-Assisted Laser-Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometer
  • Fast-Protein Liquid Chromotrography (HPLC)
  • Digital Reflective Microscope
  • Near Infrared (NIR) Spectrometer
  • Ultraviolet/Visible (UV/Vis) Spectrometer

Faculty and Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Allen
  • Dr. Shelley Riley
  • Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry
  • Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry
  • Dr. Jaouad Meziani
  • Dr. Rafiq Islam
  • Dr. Ahmed Malkawi
  • Dr. Michael Hull
  • Dr. Abdul Mottaleb

Courses

  • Instrumental Analysis (Chem 522/523)
  • Nanoscale Science I/II (Nano 314/215)
  • Organic Chemistry I/II and Lab (Chem 242/243, Chem 344/345)
  • Molecular Biology (Biol 450)
  • Techniques in Biotechnology (Biol 511)

1431C Clean Room Research Lab

1431C Clean Room Research Lab

Faculty and Staff

  • Mrs. Michelle Allen
  • Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry

1433 Nanoscale Science Lab

1433 Nanoscale Science Lab

Instruments

  • Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
  • Flash Photolysis Scope
  • Ultrasonic Dismembrator
  • Ultraviolet/Visible Spectrometer

Faculty

  • Dr. Jaouad Meziani
  • Dr. Shelley Riley
  • Dr. Michael Hull

Courses

  • Nanoscale Science I (Nano 314)
  • Organic Chemistry and Lab (Chem 252/255)
  • Inorganic Synthesis Lab (Chem 555)
  • Instrumental Analysis and Lab (Chem 522/523)

1433B Inorganic and Nanomaterials Lab

1433B Inorganic and Nanomaterials Lab

Instruments

  • Inert-Atmosphere Glove Box
  • Anaerobic Vacuum Manifolds (Schlenk Lines)
  • Solvent Purification System

Faculty

  • Dr. Michael Hull

Courses

  • Inorganic Synthesis Lab (Chem 555)
  • Nanoscale Science I (Nano 314)