MEAN Laboratory Capabilities
Prof. Wujcik occupies nearly 1000 sqft of laboratory and office space in the Tom Bevill Energy, Mineral, and Materials Science Research Building, housing capabilities for:
Nanomaterial Sythesis, Handling, and Treatment
Electrospinning System (Innovenso Nanospinner 24 Multinozzle Electrospinning Machine) for producing precisely controlled electrospun nanofibers with co-axial, tri-axial, nonwoven, aligned, and a wide array of other controlled structure morphologies.
Spin coating (Chemat Tech (KW-4A) Spin Coater)
Precise Handling (A&D (GH202) Analytical Balance)
Heat Treatment, Synthesis, and Drying
Wet-laboratory capabilities (safety equipment, hoods, glassware, stirrers, hot plates, etc.)
In addition to a piped DI-H2O source, the MEAN Laboratory also has an ultrapure water source (Fisher Scientific (ZRQSVP3US) EMD Millipore Direct-Q 3 UV Tap)
Electronic/Electrochemical characterization (CH Instrument (CHI660E) Electrochemical workstation) for electronic characterization.
Surface Studies (USA Kino (SL150E) optical contact angle meter & interfacial tensiometer) for contact angle and surface energy studies.
VWR (89231-696) Benchtop Multi-paramter Meter (pH, Conductivity, ISE)
Safety in the MEAN Lab
UA's Central Analytical Facility [CAF]
MEAN Lab members also have 24 hour access to The University of Alabama's fully-staffed Central Analytical Facility [CAF]. The CAF capabilities include all listed on their webpage: https://caf.ua.edu/
UA's Materials for Information Technology [MINT] Center
MEAN Lab members also have access to The University of Alabama's MINT Center, of which Prof. Wujcik is a member. The capabilities include all listed on their webpage: https://mint.ua.edu/facilities/
UA's Micro-fabrication/Clean Room Facility
MEAN Lab members also have access to The University of Alabama's Micro-fabrication/Clean Room Facility. The capabilities include all listed on their webpage: http://mff.ua.edu/