Research Resource Core Laboratory

Laboratory Safety

Haworth Hall Room 1043

Features

  • KU MAI has a Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) suite in Haworth Hall Room 1043B. KU’s Department of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS/ https://ehs.ku.edu/), has assessed the risks of and evaluated our competence in the use of, biological agents with respect to safety and compliance per university policy and procedures, as well as standard biological safety practices. This assessment resulted in Hazardous Material Research Approval (EHS Permit # ermbs05302017-1). This approval covers all of live animal and human cell, tissue, and culture work.
  • KU MAI has a Nano-Hood in Haworth Hall Room 1043F for use in preparation of nanomaterials. It facilitates control of nano-aerosol particulates when manipulating nanoparticles.   
  • KU’s  EHS has assessed the risks of and evaluated our competence in the use of hazardous chemicals with respect to safety and compliance per university policy and procedures, as well as standard and hazardous chemical safety practices. This assessment resulted in Hazardous Chemical Research Approval (EHS Permit # ermcs07092015-1). This approval covers chemical safety hoods and all fixed human and animal cell and tissue preparation work.
  • KU’s EHS has assessed the risks of and evaluated our competence in the use of laser systems and non-beam hazards with respect to safety and compliance per university policy and procedures, as well as standard laser systems and non-beam hazards safety practices. This assessment resulted in Laser and Radiation Approval (EHS Permit # ROS07-LS-2018). This approval covers all optical and laser-based microscopy, electron microscopy, electron microscopy X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy work.
​​​​​Please contact Dr. Eduardo Rosa-Molinar (Director/Professor) if you need further details.

Announcements

Coming Soon... Hitachi H-8100!!

Hitachi H-8100 Transmission Electron Microscope 
Features:
·          75kV to 200kV thermionic emission (W hairpin filament)
·          Large specimen tilt (+/- 45 degrees) pole piece
·          In situ heating experiments with a heating stage (up to 900 degrees)
·          A cryo-TEM with a cryo-holder (down to -170 degrees)
·          A Gatan TV rate CCD camera for imaging (down to 0.5 nm resolution) and diffraction (large tilting with a Gatan double tilt holder)
·          A Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) for energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
·          Operation at low kV (75 and 100 kV) for soft- and bio-materials and 200 kV for inorganic materials
·          Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction (CBED), nanodiffraction capabilities
·          Hollow-Cone Illumination
 
More to come...

-MAI

Dr. Eduardo Rosa-Molinar 

Director/ Professor 

Questions?

Dr. Eduardo Rosa-Molinar
Director/Professor
erm@ku.edu