Equipment and Infrastructure

Being part of the thriving materials community at EPFL, we aim to complement our chemistry-driven interest in structure formation on the supramolecular level with a broader materials science perspective, investigating the structure of macromolecular and organic materials at all length scales, with an attention to bulk properties, applications, and devices. Towards this goal, our laboratory has built up an extensive expertise and infrastructure ranging from chemical synthesis over characterization by a broad variety of spectroscopy, imaging, and diffraction methods to electronic device fabrications and macroscopic investigation of mechanical and electric properties.

Equipment List

The Mettler Toledo Characterization Facility

  • Thermogravimetric Analysis
  • Dynamic Scanning Calorimetry
  • Flash Dynamic Scanning Calorimetry
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

The Zwick Roell Materials Testing Laboratory

  • Ultimate Tensile Machine

Spectroscopy Laboratory

  • UV-Vis Spectrometer
  • Fluorimeter
  • CD Spectrometer
  • Infrared Spectrometer
  • Raman Spectrometer
  • Vapor Deposition Chambers

Organic Synthesis Laboratory

  • Solvent Purification System
  • Hydrogenation Chamber

Materials Preparation Laboratory

  • Micro-compounder
  • Spin-coater
  • Dip-coater
  • Rheometer