Facilities and Equipment

Wilmore Labs

Multi-disciplinary research with AUDFS may often find investigators and students working in laboratories across the campus (and off-campus) with many disciplines and fields of study. Listed below are some of the different buildings, laboratories and equipment that students and faculty working with AUDFS can access.

Materials Research and Education Center (MREC)

AUDFS is based in the Materials Research & Education Center, which is located in Wilmore Laboratories, and is home to materials and sensor characterization instrumentation. The building is located at the center of Auburn's engineering quadrant with only a 5-minute walk from Foy Hall, Haley Center and Shelby Engineering Center. A $14 million state-of-the-art renovation of Wilmore Labs was completed in 2001.

The building holds more than 12,000 square feet of laboratory space, which includes a Class 100 clean room and equipment for the high-temperature processing of materials. Lab facilities for material characterization and mechanical and thermal measurements are available through the MREC, all available for AUDFS-related research.

Rouse Life Sciences Building – College of Sciences and Mathematics

A complete array of microbiological instrumentation is available in Auburn University’s Rouse Life Sciences Building. The facility houses standard biological instrumentation for the culturing, identification, and characterization of bacteria.

Greene Hall - College of Veterinary Medicine

Self-assembled monolayer deposition is performed in Auburn University’s Greene Hall facilities. Greene Hall contains systems designed for fabrication and characterization of the monolayer and multilayer thin films, along with instrumentation for the measurement of the electrochemical properties of artificial membranes.

Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology Center (AMSTC) - Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

AMSTC cross-disciplinary research center investigates new concepts in microelectronics, with multiple laboratories for several departments across Auburn. The center is equipped with facilities for cutting and polishing wafers for sensor devices, in addition to equipment for measurement of the surface roughness. Additional equipment includes a semi-automatic spin coater, mask aligners, and laminar flow hoods, as well as a class-100 clean room for cleanliness of critical lithography operations.

Poultry Science Building - Department of Poultry Science

The Poultry Science Building houses state-of-the-art microbiological and chemistry laboratory space available to center researchers.  The primary contribution is in providing microbiological support.  Approximately 5,000 square feet of primary lab space is available for this microbiological support, with an additional 2,000 square feet of support (e.g., media prep) laboratory space available.  Capabilities represented include cultural identification and detection of foodborne pathogens; phenotypic and genotypic (PCR, PFGE, etc.) characterization of foodborne bacteria; enumeration of bacteria, etc.  One laboratory is dedicated to anaerobic bacteriology. The Poultry Science Building also houses the university’s BSL-3 laboratory (300 square feet), which will go far in supporting new and future needs of AUDFS center researchers dealing with class 3 organisms.

Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce (CASIC)

CASIC is a $28.8 million, 84,000-square-foot science center, which was completed and became operational in 2013. The center was funded by a $14.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and matching dollars supplied by the State of Alabama, along with support from Auburn University and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.

CASIC features 20 laboratories as well as shared support spaces and equipment specialized for multidisciplinary research. The labs support research in bioenergy, water quality, food safety, genomics, information science and ecosystem health.

 

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2018