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It’s no surprise that exceptional research requires cutting-edge tools and laboratories. Our faculty, graduate students, and undergrads take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities to fuel their innovative — and often unprecedented — explorations.

Clark’s scientific spaces are equipped with modern technology and designed to encourage collaborative work. From classrooms and seminar rooms to teaching laboratories that facilitate group projects, we accommodate a variety of instructional approaches and ensure students have ample opportunity to get hands-on experience with the latest scientific tools and equipment. Our facilities also feature common-use spaces that promote collegiality and interdisciplinary interactions.

Faculty and student researchers have access to a centralized science library and computer facilities, including a parallel computing cluster.

Featured equipment

  • Electron spin resonance spectrometer
  • High-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers
  • Multiple spectrophotometers
  • Walz PAM-2500 fluorometer
  • MX3000P real-time PCR machine
  • Fuji FLA4000 imager
  • Multiple gel documentation systems
  • 50-tesla pulsed magnetic field
  • 6 GHz oscilloscope
  • SQUID magnetometer
  • Scanning tunneling microscope
  • Varian Medical Systems micro-focus x-ray CT machine
  • X-ray powder diffractometer
  • Gel permeation chromatograph
  • Thermogravimetric analyzer
  • Multiplexing-capable impedance spectrometer
  • Scanning electron microscopes and an atomic force microscope in the Fairchild Imaging Facility

Lasry Center for Bioscience

Our 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Lasry Center for Bioscience houses teaching laboratories, lecture halls, faculty offices, and research laboratories used by faculty and students in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and environmental science. The facility has received Gold certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center

The Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center and its affiliated buildings — Jeppson Laboratory and the Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science Building — include research, teaching, and office spaces for faculty and students in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, mathematics, and computer science. The center also includes the Carlson Science Library, comprising more than 7,200 books and almost 400 scientific journals, and electronics and instrument shops.

Department-Level Facilities and Equipment

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Located in the Lasry Center for Bioscience, the Biology Department houses an autoclave and dish room, along with numerous state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and equipment.

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Jeppson Laboratory and the Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center comprise 51,000 sq. ft. of research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, lecture and seminar rooms, department offices, and a science library.

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Geography and Earth Sciences

Located in the Jefferson Academic Center, the Graduate School of Geography maintains high-performance computing environments for teaching and research.

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Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and computer science students and faculty have access to 24 state-of-the-art computers running Linux and Windows, and majors may conduct research in a laboratory dedicated to mathematical and computational biology.

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The Physics Department’s well-equipped teaching laboratories are dedicated to computer simulations, electronics, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, and materials science.

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The Psychology Department’s facilities include more than 35,000 square feet of laboratory space for all faculty and student research, including offices for graduate students.

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