In keeping with the long history of the School of Chemical Sciences support of education and research at the University of Illinois, honoring the pioneering idea of world-renowned faculty, and combating the loss of funding from federal and State sources, SCS created a Center of Research and Educational Support (CORES) endowment to perpetually provide our researchers and our facilities the best equipment and greatest support staff to match the frontier research objectives of our faculty and students.
Electronic Services (formerly CEES/Computer Electronics Electrical Services) - Provides design, construction and repair service for electronic and electro-mechanical equipment. An experienced staff works to provide fast and economical repairs, consultation and design assistance for new instrumentation, construction of new devices or modification of existing hardware, and preventative maintenance on lab equipment and pumps.
Microanalysis Laboratory - Provides elemental analysis (CHN, ICP, Halides), thermal analysis (TGA, DSC, ITC) and Surface Analysis (Physisorption (surface area, mesopore/micropore, adsorption, desorption, isotherms), Chemisorption (static/dynamic), vapor adsorption or heat of adsorption)
X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory - Performs a wide variety of experiments including small and wide angle x-ray scattering, in addition to powder, fiber, and single crystal x-ray diffraction. This facility helps maintain structural database systems that provide electronic search, retrieval, analysis, data, and graphics for inorganic, organic, and macromolecular structures.