Facilities Highlights


NanoPower Research Laboratories


The NPRL is dedicated to the development of new materials and devices for power generation and storage. The NPRL’s focus is materials and devices that are compatible with the current needs of a wide variety of technologies by exploiting the potential opportunities afforded through nanostructured materials and nanotechnology. Examples of targeted technologies include: carbon nanotubes for high-density storage in lithium ion batteries; semiconductor quantum dots and wells for high-efficiency and thin film solar cells and nanotube doped polymeric films for microelectronic PEM fuel cells. The labs are equipped with a wet chemistry synthesis facility; a photovoltaic characterization facility; a thermal, spectroscopic, and microscopic characterization facility; battery testing lab; and a laser lab.    Website



Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation

The "Black-Hole Lab" (located in 74-2060)  hosts two large computer clusters for black hole physics and astrophysics research, NewHorizons, and gravitySimulator.


The Center for Detectors

The Center for Detectors (CfD) designs, develops, and implements new advanced sensor technologies through collaboration with academic researchers, industry engineers, government scientists, and university/college students.

Three cylindrical cryogenic dewars were designed and fabricated at the Center (one of which is pictured above). CfD researchers use the dewars to test detectors. They are supported by temperature controllers, readout controllers, motion stability supports, integrating spheres, and data reduction PCs.

 Organic Lab 

The innovative design of the organic chemistry lab is set up so that each student works in an industrial hood, can easily maneuver to work in groups and can easily access instrumentation.  GOS 2219

 Confocal Microscopy Lab

The mission of the CML@RIT is to provide RIT faculty and students with a multidisciplinary imaging research and training facility centered around confocal microscopy.

Confocal Microscopy Lab @ RIT

500 MHz  (NMR) spectrometer

TheSchool of Chemistry and Materials Science recently acquired a 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. This spectrometer is used to determine the structure and dynamics of molecules, as well as images of plants and materials.