Busby Hall of Engineering includes the state-of-the-art Material Fabrication and Nano Characterization lab and a bio-medical engineering facility, along with dedicated lab space for large-scale design projects, engineering physics, physics, electrical engineering and general engineering. Celebrating its grand opening in 2008, Busby Hall of Engineering was constructed as a learning tool, built with open areas to allow students to see the building's structures and systems.
Material Fabrication and Nano Characterization Lab
The Material Fabrication and Nano Characterization Lab is located in 122 Busby Hall of Engineering. The 2,000-square-foot space is currently used for both undergraduate teaching and research.
Major equipment in this lab
- Chemical fume hoods (2)
- Laminar-flow clean bench
- Point source deionized water system (Millipore Direct Q3)
- Contact mask aligner (Canon PLA-501A)
- Spin coater (CEE 100CB)
- Vacuum oven (Isotemp Model 281A)
- Dual target sputterer (Anantech Hummer 6.6)
- Thermal evaporator (Edwards E306A with turbo pump)
- Reactive ion etching system (Nordson MARCH, Model RIE-1701)
- UV ozone cleaning system (Novascan PSD Pro-UV4)
- Desktop microplotter (Sonoplot GIX)
- Atomic force microscope with fluid cell and electrochemical cell (AsylumResearch MFP -3D-Bio)
- Portable atomic force microscope (NanoSurf EasyScan)
- Variable pressure scanning electron microscope (Hitachi SU1510) with EDX spectrometer (Bruker QUANTAX 100)
- Electron-beam lithography system (J.C. Nabity NPGS interfaced with Hitachi SU1510 SEM)
- Tube furnace for annealing and dry oxidation, 3" tube (Carbolite GHA 12/300)
- Portable scanning electron microscope (Hitachi TM-1000)
- Inverted optical microscope (Olymus IX71)
- Optical microscope (Olympus BX-51 100X)
- Cooled fluorescence microscopy camera (Qimaging EXi Blue)
- Stylus profilometer (Dektak XT)
- Dynamic MEMS profiler (Optopro 622)
- UV-Vis spectrometer (Ocean Optics)
- Contact angle goniometer (home built)
The Controls Laboratory is located in room 334 Busby Hall of Engineering. This electrical engineering facility is used for several courses, including ELECTENG 3410 (Automatic Controls), 4310 (Modern Control Systems), and 4350 (Discrete Time Control Systems).
Power and Energy Laboratory
This electrical engineering facility is used to teach all aspects of power delivery. Topics taught in the laboratory include converter systems (e.g. DC to AC), three phase AC power, motor drives, and power distribution load flow and systems analysis.