Niezgoda Lab, Saint Joseph's University

The Niezgoda lab at SJU houses a state-of-the-art nanoparticle fabrication facility, consisting of Schlenk line and a 6-port LC Technology glovebox system. The glovebox system is designed to allow for easy and efficient nanoparticle synthesis, with centrifuge, monkey bars, heating mantles, etc, all housed within the air and moisture free double-sided (see-through) box. The Niezgoda lab is a productive, all undergraduate teaching-research laboratory in which young student researchers not only gain hands-on experience with materials chemistry, but also with writing and publishing high-impact peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Instrumentation/Characterization

Chemglass vacuum manifold 4-port Schlenk line system. 

Millitorr Leybold rotary pump, cold trap and Osiris heating mantle temperature controller. 

LC Technology 6-port chemical storage and synthesis glovebox system. 

Dual-sided synthesis station, temperature controllger, centrifuge, analytical balance, external reaction gas ports, solvent trap, dual antechambers (load lock). 

Agilent Technologies Cary 300 Series UV-Vis absorption spectrophotometer. 

190-900 nm spectral range.

Jasco FR-8300 spectrofluoremeter. 

200-750 spectral range, 1.0 nm resolution. 

Agilent Technologies 710 series inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES). 

Solid-state CCD detector, low-ppb sensitivity.