Lab Tours

Pre-registration during conference registration is strongly encouraged for all lab tours.

  1. International Center for Nano/Micro Systems and Nanotechnology – Nano MEMS Semiconductor Facility (NMS)
  2. International Institute for Nuclear Molecular Medicine (I2NM2)
  3. MU Research Reactor (MURR)
  4. Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute (NSEI)
  5. Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR)

International Center for Nano/Micro Systems and Nanotechnology – Nano MEMS Semiconductor Facility (NMS)

http://engineering.missouri.edu/nano/
The mission of the Nano MEMS Semiconductor Facility (NMS) is to serve and facilitate advanced research in processing and developing nanotechnology for academic and industrial users. Nano MEMS Semiconductor Facility (NMS) has state of art equipment to support research in the field of micro/nano-fabrication and nanotechnology. The facility is engaged with SKINR on the development of porous Pd substrates and Pd/CNT/Pd substrates.

Day Time
Wednesday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Length of tour – 30 minutes
Meeting location – ICCF 18 Registration Desk, Bond Life Sciences Center

International Institute for Nuclear Molecular Medicine (I2NM2)

http://nanomed.missouri.edu/
The International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine (I²NM²) is a campus wide research center dedicated to the discovery and application of fundamental and translational medical science based upon previously unexplored chemistry combined with nanotechnology and the biosciences.

I²NM² will shortly become the international leader in the reinvigorated field of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), a cell-selective binary radiation method for cancer, arthritis and evolving non-invasive surgical protocols. The BNCT program is being conducted with help of a dedicated neutron source at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR; the most powerful university-based research reactor in the world) and the use of the life sciences laboratory of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center including small animal facilities.

I²NM² is engaged in multifaceted research projects involving the creation of novel materials, devices and agents enhanced by nanotechnology with applications in medicine, related materials science and beyond. These efforts are supported by well-equipped laboratories with great strength in chemical synthesis coupled with nanotechnology, biological chemistry, radiation biology and medicine.

Day Time
Wednesday ONLY 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Length of tour – 45 minutes
Meeting location – ICCF 18 Registration Desk, Bond Life Sciences Center

MU Research Reactor (MURR)

http://www.murr.missouri.edu/
As the nation's largest university-operated research reactor, the MURR Center contributes to advances in basic and applied sciences across multiple disciplines, at its home campus, the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), and throughout the nation. Disciplines include archaeology, biology, chemistry, engineering—chemical, electrical, mechanical and nuclear—geology, human and veterinary medicine, physics, and materials science. The added dimension from nuclear applications offers cutting edge investigations: in the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals to treat deadly cancers and other diseases; in materials science to understand and improve the molecular structure and integrity of materials; in epidemiology, to understand the complex interactions of substances as they affect the health and disease of an individual; in archaeology, to understand the development and growth of societies; in environmental science, to determine the impact of particulates on human health and pollutants in streams and other water supply networks; as a test bed for a materials safeguards demonstration system to determine the performance of various safeguard technologies and techniques.

Day Time
Wednesday ONLY 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Length of tour – 60 minutes
Meeting location – ICCF 18 Registration Desk, Bond Life Sciences Center
Special requirements – You must be a United States citizen to participate in this tour. Pre-registration is required.

Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute (NSEI)

http://nsei.missouri.edu/
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute has and continues to excel in the critical areas of teaching, scholarly activity, research/discovery, service, engagement, and economic development. Through the success of this broad range of activities the Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute secures its future as a world leader in the field of nuclear engineering education and research.

Our mission is to discover, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge in the area of nuclear science and engineering. We interpret our mission here broadly to encompass science and engineering related to neutrons, molecules, photons, and other particles; to offer Doctorate degrees in Nuclear Engineering, Masters in Science in Nuclear Engineering, Medical Physics, and Health Physics, a Minor in Nuclear Power Engineering, Medical/Health Physics, and Radioenvironmental Physics for Engineering and Science undergraduates, and a Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Engineering for Engineering and Science graduate students.

Day Time
Wednesday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Length of tour – 30 minutes
Meeting location – ICCF 18 Registration Desk, Bond Life Sciences Center

Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR)

The Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) is a world-class facility embedded within the University of Missouri's Department of Physics and dedicated to understanding the underlying science described as Anomalous Heat Effects and Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. The Director of SKINR is Dr. Graham Hubler, a physicist and materials scientist, and formerly Head of the Materials and Sensors Branch of Naval Research Labs, Washington, D.C.

The labs within SKINR leverage significant science talent to dedicated research in a number of key research areas. Of note, Deuterium/Hydrogen loading of metallic lattices is being addressed from the perspectives of Electro Chemical, Gas Loading and Ions Bombardment/Glow Discharge.

The seven collaborative scientific groups within the SKINR matrix include:

  1. High Intensity Ions Bombardment- Dr. John Gahl-Lead.
  2. Low intensity Ions Bombardment and High Pressure Shock ways on Gas Loaded targets- Dr. Scott Kovaleski-Lead.
  3. Development of Nano Structures on Metallic lattices- Dr.Shubhra Gangopadhyay-Lead.
  4. Charged Nano Particles suspension- Dr. Kattesh Katti - Lead.
  5. Neutron Scattering employing the MU Research Reactor (MURR) of loaded targets- Dr. Helmut Kaiser-Lead.
  6. High Pressure Gas Loading- Dr. Peter Pfeifer-Lead.
  7. Gas Loading Thermal Shock and Neutron Diamond detectors- Dr. Mark Prelas-Lead.

SKINR labs are equipped with the following instrumentation:

Physics

Room 301:
Gas Loading systems
Glow Discharge systems
Digital Optical Microscope
RF Plasma Coating system

Engineering Building West (EBW)
Room 135:
Foil's preparation lab which contain, role meal, vacuum annealing furnace, heat treatment furnaces, cell's assembly bench and Glow Discharge etching facility.

Room 137:
Electro Chemical Closed cells with Mass Flow Calorimetry, Electro Chemical Open Cells excited by Ultra Sound with Mass Flow Calorimetry and Electro Chemical Semi Closed Cells with thermo Electric Calorimetry.

Room 139:
Electro Chemical Open Cells with Isoperibolic Calorimetry.

Day Time
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Length of tour – 45 minutes
Meeting location – ICCF 18 Registration Desk, Bond Life Sciences Center