The ICenter conference room is a great "meeting" place! It is equipped with a grand conference table, dry-erase white board, projector and screen. The room is equipped with flourescent lights and incandescent dimming lights, which are a wonderful accessory that provides increased lighting control for presentations and oral defenses. Our conference room supplies optimal privacy for meetings of all levels, and has an adjacent kitchenette for preparation of all your meeting essentials (i.e.coffee, tea).
The computer room in the ICenter provides a great environment for teaching, data analysis, research, and even a place to just take a break and check email. Equipped with both Microsoft (Windows XP), and Linux (CentOS 5) workstations, the computer room is capable of satisfying the needs of all sorts of computer users. The computers are supported by IT personnel, and run specialized chemistry software, as well as the usual office automation packages. A partial list of applications includes: Cambridge Structural Database, FIZ/NIST Inorganic Crystal Structural Database, Bruker AXS suite (SAINT, SHELXTL, RLATT, etc.), NCNR CIF Tools, University of Illinois VMD, ChemBioDraw Ultra 11, Diamond 3, SciFinder Scholar, Spartan ‘02, HKL2000 suite, and the CCP4 suite
Laboratories and Prep Rooms
There are several laboratories and preparation rooms that contain small equipment specific for sample prep and storage. The SEM prep room (see to the right) contains carbon and gold sputtering instruments as well as a critical point drying system. With a well ventilated hood, and a drying oven, this room is well equipped for users performing multiple sample characterizations.
Our sample preparation laboratory for macromolecular samples is equipped with instruments specified for MALDI and FRE sample prep; including a sonicator, and a Bruker ImagePrep coater.
Additionally, an X-ray laboratory is located in our center which is often used for preparing, mounting, and storing crystals for small molecule crystallography.