MADE in SC Equipment List

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Equipment at Clemson University

DESCRIPTION: Cytek Northern Lights 2000 (Cytek NL-2000)
LOCATION: Clemson University, Earle Hall, G32, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Flow cytometry is a technique used to detect and measure physical and chemical characteristics of a population of cells or particles. Cytek NL-2000 allows to run complex multicolor experiments with as few as one or two lasers. The unique optical system enables the use of dyes with highly overlapping peak emissions without sacrificing resolution, translating to more flexibility in dye choice. Only one configuration is used for all applications, saving time in experimental setup, and minimizing the chance for experimental error.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: The instrument is accessible to all individuals who have been trained to use it and can be used on any working days. There are no fees associated with the use. In using the equipment, user agrees to acknowledge the source (Dr. Jessica Larsen, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University and Dr. Marc Birtwistle, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University) in any publications reporting the use of the equipment.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Jessica Larsen, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, (864) 656-2621, Email
Dr. Marc Birtwistle, Clemson University, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 864-656-4557, Email.

DESCRIPTION: Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS
LOCATION: Clemson University, Earle Hall, G22, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Used for the measurement of particle size (0.3nm - 10 microns), the zeta potential of colloids and nanoparticles, protein size, electrophoretic mobility of proteins, the molecular weight and second virial coefficient A2 of macromolecules and kD, the DLS interaction parameter.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: Policy: No fee. In using the equipment, you agree to acknowledge the source (Dr. Jessica Larsen, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University) in any publications reporting the use of the equipment.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Jessica Larsen, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, (864) 656-2621, Email

DESCRIPTION: BioTek Synergy H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader
LOCATION: Clemson University, Earle Hall, G22, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Used for applications in fluorescence, luminescence, UV-Vis Cell based assays, biomarker assays, micro-volume analysis of nucleic acid and protein kinetic assays, micro-volume nucleic acid and protein quantification with the Take3 micro-volume plate.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: Policy: No fee. In using the equipment, you agree to acknowledge the source (Dr. Jessica Larsen, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University) in any publications reporting the use of the equipment.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Jessica Larsen, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, (864) 656-2621, Email

DESCRIPTION: Labconco FreeZone 4.5 Liter -105C Benchtop Freeze Dryer
LOCATION: Clemson University, Earle Hall, G22, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Used for lyophilization of frozen samples.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: Policy: No fee. In using the equipment, you agree to acknowledge the source (Dr. Jessica Larsen, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University) in any publications reporting the use of the equipment.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Jessica Larsen, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, (864) 656-2621, Email

Equipment at College of Charleston

DESCRIPTION: X-ray Diffractometer (XRD, model: MiniFlex 6G)
LOCATION: Rita Hollings Science Center, Room 390, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: To study the structure of crystalline materials
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: There is no fee associated to use it
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Narayanan Kuthirummal, Department of Physics and Astronomy, (843) 953-7457, Email


DESCRIPTION: Laser Shearography System
LOCATION: Rita Hollings Science Center, Room 390, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of Composite Materials
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: There is no fee associated to use it
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Narayanan Kuthirummal, Department of Physics and Astronomy, (843) 953-7457, Email

Equipment at Furman University

DESCRIPTION: Leica TCS SP8 Spectral Confocal System with 3 channels.
LOCATION: Townes Science Center, Room 066A, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: This is a fluorescence confocal microscope which can obtain images of live or fixed cells/tissue samples, and has the capability to perform simultaneous imaging of three different channels.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: This instrument is available for use by interested parties at Furman University and other universities in South Carolina affiliated with MADE in SC. Before approval, students and/or faculty are required to complete a 1-2 hour training session/checkout to develop the requisite knowledge required for proper use of the microscope. To access the instrument, a sign-up system is provided to allow all users dedicated time on the microscope, facilitated by oversight provided by Dr. Adi Dubash. In most cases hourly user fees are not charged outside of the purchase of appropriate consumables.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Adi Dubash, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Furman University, (864) 294-3580, Email

Equipment at University of South Carolina, Beaufort

DESCRIPTION: Three (3) workstations for faculty research, Dell Precision T79200 Series
LOCATION: Hargray Building, Room 162 (Computational Science Lab), Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: For research in MCC, particularly for the development of a new Materials Science Database system
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: Standard university IT policy for computer access
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Brian Canada, USC Beaufort, Department of Computer Science, (843) 208-8216, Email

Equipment at University of South Carolina, Columbia

DESCRIPTION: Thermo Scientific Ultimate 3000 analytical and semi-preparative HPLC - Thermo Scientific LTQ XL Mass Spectrometer system.
LOCATION: University of South Carolina, Columbia, Graduate Science Research Center (GSRC), 333, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Used for high performance separation and molecular mass determination of chemical and peptide samples, coupled with subsequent collection of fractions and pure compounds.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: Policy: No fee. In using the equipment, you agree to acknowledge the source (Dr. Jie Li, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, as well as MADE in SC supported by the National Science Foundation Award #OIA-1655740) in any publications reporting the use of the equipment.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Jie Li, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, (803.777.5010), Email

DESCRIPTION: Coy Vinyl Anaerobic Chamber, type A.
LOCATION: University of South Carolina, Columbia, Graduate Science Research Center (GSRC), 335A, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Used for providing an ideal anaerobic environment for cultivation and operation of anaerobic microorganisms.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: No fee is currently associated with use of this instrument. The lab space is provided by the zur Loye laboratory. Any publications forthcoming from usage must acknowledge the Made in SC EPSCOR Track 1 grant (#OIA-1655740).
POINT OF CONTACT: Policy: No fee. In using the equipment, you agree to acknowledge the source (Dr. Jie Li, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, as well as MADE in SC supported by the National Science Foundation Award #OIA-1655740) in any publications reporting the use of the equipment. Contact Dr. Jie Li (803.777.5010) or by Email

DESCRIPTION: Horiba Micro-SPEX Micro-Spectrophotometer
LOCATION: University of South Carolina, J. M. Palms Center for Graduate Science Research (GSRC) Room 529, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: This instrument consists of a Horiba iHR320 spectrograph mated to an Olympus microscope frame with a mapping stage. It can perform reflected, transmitted, scattered, or fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy at wavelengths approximately 330-1100 nm and is controlled by Labspec 6 software. Importantly, a fiber-coupled broadband transmission source and UV-rated condenser lens enable absorption spectroscopy and mapping on small samples including single crystals. A 375 nm laser diode can provide localized fluorescence excitation. A tilt stage to permit oblique illumination of diffractive optics such as gratings and photonic crystals is in development.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: No fee is currently associated with use of this instrument. The lab space is provided by the zur Loye laboratory. Any publications forthcoming from usage must acknowledge the Made in SC EPSCOR Track 1 grant (#OIA-1655740).
POINT OF CONTACT: Faculty contacts Dr. Hans-Conrad zur Loye (803-777-6916) Email and Dr. Andrew Greytak (803-777-0672) Email, both of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the UofSC at Columbia.

DESCRIPTION: Hitachi HT7800 120kV TEM outfitted with AMT XR81 bottom mount high definition wide angle integrated camera and Oxford STD X-Max 80T large area Microanalysis system for elemental analysis and area mapping
LOCATION: Coker Hall of Life Sciences, Room 001, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: The Hitachi HT7800 with its superior high-contrast and high-resolution imaging capability makes it an ideal instrument for polymer, chemistry, biomaterials, nanomaterials, and biological applications.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: This instrument is available for use by all members of the University of South Carolina system and other institutions affiliated with MADE in SC. The instrument usage fee is listed on the USC Electron Microscopy Center web site. All interested users must complete a training session and an online instrument reservation system can be used to reserve microscope sessions.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Soumitra Ghoshroy, Director, Electron Microscopy Center, University of South Carolina, (803) 777-7085, Email

Equipment at Winthrop University

DESCRIPTION: Gamry Potentiostat, interface 5000
LOCATION: SIMS Science Center, Room 204B, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: Cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, galvanostatic chargedischarge,and cycling stability measurements of batteries and supercapacitors can be performed on the Gamry Potentiostat / Galvanostat.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: Researchers from other MADE in SC institutions should contact Dr. Amir for use of this equipment. There will be no fee associated with outside use.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Fatima Amir, Chemistry, Physics and Geology Department, (803) 323-4935, Email

DESCRIPTION: The Malvern Zetasizer Nano (ZEN 2600) + universal dip cell kit Z1002
INSTITUTION/LOCATION: SIMS Science Center, Room 204B, Google Map Directions
PURPOSE: The Zetasizer measures the Zeta potential and conductivity of suspensions used in electrophoretic deposition. It also measures the mobility of the particles in the suspension.
ACCESS AND SCHEDULES: Researchers from other MADE in SC institutions should contact Dr. Amir for use of this equipment. There will be no fee associated with outside use.
POINT OF CONTACT: Dr. Fatima Amir, Chemistry, Physics and Geology Department, (803) 323-4935, Email