User Research Facilities

The Penn State User Research Facilities are a collection of core research facilities from Materials Research Institute, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and Institutes of Energy and the Environment/Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (IEE/EESL).  These core facilities are home to a number of state-of-the-art research instrumentation and labs and can be accessed by the research community at Penn State and worldwide.  The facilities can perform research for you or you can become personally trained, in some cases, to perform your own research. 

The Research Instrumentation Management System (RIMS) is the web-based platform used to manage these core facilities.  Currently RIMS is managing on the order of 250 instruments in various lab locations.



Materials Research Institute (website)
Materials Characterization Laboratory (MCL) (website)

  Operations Manager   Administrative Contact
  Josh Stapleton   Colette Orlandi
  +1-814-863-2224   +1-814-865-2328
  jjs366@psu.edu   cmo11@psu.edu
MCL Technical Staff Directory
Nanofabrication Laboratory (Nanofab) (website)

  Director of Operations   Administrative Contact
  Chad Eichfeld   Jaime Reish
  +1-814-865-8976   +1-814-865-7348
  cme133@psu.edu   jdr15@psu.edu
      nanofab@psu.edu
Nanofab Technical Staff Directory


Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
(website)

Microscopy and Cytometry Core Facility (website)
Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility (website)
Shared Fermentation Facility (website)

Director of Research Instrumentation
Nigel Deighton
+1-814-865-4782
nxd20@psu.edu



Institutes of Energy and the Environment/Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (IEE/EESL) (website)

Center for Quantitative Imaging (CQI) (website)

Lab Scientist
Tim Stecko
+1-814-865-9570
tds104@psu.edu

Laboratory for Isotopes and Metals in the Environment (LIME) (website)

Director, EESL
Susan Brantley
+1-814-865-1619
sxb7@psu.edu

Stopped Flow Spectroscopy Lab

Director
Manish Kumar
+1-814-865-7519
mxk64@psu.edu

Accelerator Mass Spectrometer Laboratory (AMS) (website)

Lab Scientist
Brendan Culleton
+1-814-865-5342
bjc23@psu.edu

Satellite Energy and Environmental Sustainability Lab (website)

Managing Director
Odette Mina
+1-814-863-0002
oom5021@psu.edu

Deployable Energy and Environmental Sustainability Lab (website)

Jeremy Harper
+1-814-865-7802
jph217@psu.edu

Water Quality Lab (WQL) (website)

Lab Scientist
Karol Confer
+1-814-863-0158
kec1@psu.edu