ASLAN RESEARCH GROUP

Aslan Research Group occupies a 570 sq. feet of laboratory space housed in Spencer Hall, which is equipped with two large fume hoods, benches, cupboards, solvent cabinets, upright fridge freezers, gas, air, nitrogen and vacuum lines, desks, computers, and working space for the students.

Aslan Research Group  also has another 820 sq. feet of laboratory space housed in the Richard N. Dixon Research Center. This laboratory has been designed and equipped for biochemistry research. A large-scale autoclave and three biological safety hoods are present as well one fume hood for general laboratory activities. General laboratory equipment include a light microscope, several fridges and freezers (including -80oC), analytical and micro balances, two microcentrifuges and one large-scale centrifuge for molecular studies, pH meter, stirrers, two temperature-adjustable CO2 incubators, constant temperature water bath, shaker table and mixers. For nucleic acid, a DNA Thermo Cycler and systems for agarose gel electrophoresis are present. A gel drier, gel documentation system for detection and quantitation of nucleic acid-specific and protein-specific stains and labels, high-speed and ultracentrifuge, and water purification system are available in the research center.

Dr. Aslan Labs

CN- Centrifuge, CS- Chemicals, DI-Water Purification System, DT-Detectors, FH-Fume Hood, FL1-Ocean Optics Vis-NIR Fluorometer, FL2- Cary Eclipse Fluorometer FLI- Fluorolog 3 Fluorescence Steady-state and Lifetime Instrument, FO- Fluorescence detection fiber optics, GL- Glassware, HTS- High Throughput Screening Well Reader, LS-Lasers, LT-Laser Table, MW1- Microwave Oven, MW2- PELCO Microwave Oven RF-Refrigerators, SP- Cary 100 BIO UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, SC- Spin coater, VAC-Vacuum Controlled Atmosphere System.

Con- Fluorescence Confocal System, CN- Centrifuge, CS- Chemicals, DI-Water Purification System, FH-Fume Hood, GL- Glassware, HTS- High Throughput Screening Well Reader, LFH- Laminar Flow Hood, LS-Lasers, LT-Laser Table, MW1- Microwave Oven, PC- Personal Computer, Prep- Preparation Area, RF-Refrigerators, SC- Liquid Scintillation Analyzer.

For Surface Preparations, Aslan Research Group are equipped with  an laboratory oven (Model 1320), Chemat Technologies Spin coater (model KW-4A), as well as an array of smaller items: analytical balances; hotplates; pH, conductivity meters; vacuum desiccators; sonic bath and glassware.

Aslan Research Group  also has access to  a Vacuum Controlled Atmosphere System (glove box) from Vacuum Atmospheres Corp for sample preparations in vacuum or air-free atmosphere.

Optically, Aslan Research Group are equipped with fluorescence and other optical equipment: a Varian Cary 50 Eclipse Fluorometer with HTS and polarizer accessories, an Ocean Optics Jaz High-Resolution Fluorescence Spectrophotometer equipped with an inter changeable 1000/600-micron fiber optic system, in-line filter holders, filters, light sources. 

Aslan Research Group also has other optical components such as prisms, lenses, polarizers / beam splitters, filter wheels, doubling/tripling crystals, rotating XY stages, regular band-pass and interference filters, both absorption and reflectance neutral density filters and razor edge filters. Many of these components are housed on two 6*4*1 ft Newport laser tables.

Cary 50 with HTS attachment

Aslan Research Group has a Time-Correlated Single Photon-Counting instrumentation (TCSPC), a Horiba JobinYvon Fluorolog 3 spectrofluorometer in the ps-second temporal region for the collection of fluorescence and phosphorescence lifetimes. Fluorolog 3 spectrofluorometer is equipped with microwell plate reader, which coupled to the instrument through fiber-optics. The fluorescence data from 100 samples can be collected in 1 minute. 

Fluorolog-3

Aslan Research Group has an  i-RamanTM spectrometer system is unique for its high resolution combined with field-portability. With performance comparable to large bench-top Raman systems and weighing less than 10 lbs, it's a portable laboratory instrument available at a fraction of the cost to many large footprint Raman instruments on the market today.

iRaman with attachment

 

The Agilent Cary 660 FTIR is a versatile, high performing spectrometer designed to meet routine spectrometry and research application needs. The Cary 660 FTIR is controlled using high performance operating software and can also be fitted with a wide range of accessories to provide extra capabilities.  The common platform of Agilent’s Cary 660/670/680-FTIR spectrometers enables the performance and capabilities of the imaging system utilized to be easily and cost-effectively scaled to meet challenging applications. The Cary 660 FTIR offers superb performance levels, spectral resolutions and signal-to-noise measurements.  It is a popular choice for petro/chemical applications.

Agilent 660 FTIR

Aslan Research Group also has a Coherent Mira 900-F Ti:Sapphire laser, pumped by a 5 Watt Verdi solid-state laser, is available for multiphoton excitation. The Ti:Sapphire laser is close to the Fluorolog 3 spectrofluorometer, which can be used to excite samples.  

Mira900

Aslan Research Group has Kruss Drop Shape Analysis System DSA100 system for contact angle measurements. The features of DSA 100 system includes: Measurement of static and dynamic contact angles, Measurement of surface free energy of solids, Determination of polar and dispersive components, Lewis acid and base components, hydrogen bond forces, Measurement of interfacial and surface tension of liquids.

DSA

Aslan Research Group has a Swift Digital M10L Monocular Microscope with an integrated 5 MP digital camera.  Other features include Objective Lenses: Reversed quadruple nosepiece includes DIN standard 4x, 10x, 40xr, 100xr semi-plan objectives. Total Magnification: 40x, 100x, 400x and 1000x magnification. Condenser: Includes Abbe NA 1.25 rack and pinion condenser with iris diaphragm. Focusing: Slip-clutch focusing system prevents users from damaging the focusing mechanism. Coaxial focusing system. Stage stop prevents slide and objective damage.

Optical Microscope

Aslan Research Group has a Perkin-Elmer Tri-Carb 2900TR Liquid Scintillation Analyzer. The Perkin-Elmer Tri-Carb liquid scintillation analyzer is a bench top instruments for measuring small amounts of beta, gamma and alpha radioactivity. The Tri-Carb features QuantaSmart instrument software for the Windows XP operating system running on an internal Pentium PC. QuantaSmart is simple to use, minimizes counting errors and provides automatic, reliable, easy-to-read reports.

Scintillation Counter