2021  |  2020  |  2019  |  2018  |  Lab Refurbishment

January 24, 2020

Need an inert atmosphere? No problem!

Our Vacuum Atmospheres double glovebox is delivered and installed.

Testing at the Vac-Atm factory.

Arrival at USC campus.

Navigating the building access route.

Inches to spare!

Fork lift truckin'.

The space, ready and waiting.

Ready to unpack!

Purging in preparation for regen #1.

December 02, 2019

Metal Evaporator hard-wired!

Our Angstrom Covap deposition system gets a power supply. Thanks FMS! 

Connections made.

Gold loaded.

SIlicon wafer, before.

Silicon wafer, after gold evaporation.

November 12, 2019

Our Office Furniture Arrives!

We move in to our lab-adjacent office spaces on the second floor of Stabler Hall.



Group office, ready!

Personalization underway in Mike's office

November 06, 2019

Check out those atoms!

Our Bruker MultiMode 8 Scanning Probe Microscope is unpacked and installed. Let's image some monolayers!


"Don't tell me how much it cost until afterwards..."


Phew, safe landing!

Christina sets up an experiment

HOPG tests work out great!

October 23, 2019

Solvent Purification System Installed!

Our free standing SPS from Pure Process Technologies is installed. Hello dry and deoxygenated THF, dichloromethane, acetonitrile, toluene, ether, and hexane!

The pallet made it through the door with inches to spare

Now we're in business

October 08, 2019

Our Refurbished Lab Opens!

We gain access to our new lab space and start the move in process, marking the occasion by hosting a party in the space the evening before.

Get those drinks on ice!

The pizza goes down well

August 20, 2019

Construction project nears completion!

Fume hoods and cabinets installed. We're just missing a sink!


Six dedicated synthetic workspaces


Fume hood free zone for p-chem instrumentation

June 27, 2019

Key equipment arrives, and attention turns to our office space

Large deliveries provide for a photo-op.


Daiken hardware enjoying the SoCal summer


Clean up begins in future group office 251

July 03, 2019

Painting begins, and some serious ceiling hardware goes up!

The sky blue feature wall does its best to offset the imposing shiny machinery.


Suspended shelving standards start to shape the space


264/262 used for cabinet storage during 257/253 floor prep

May 15, 2019

The refurbishment begins proper

With construction teams and suppliers now in place, core elements of our new lab spaces are installed.


New ventilation piping for fume hoods goes in


Gas and electrical outlets are fitted

January 7, 2019

Work starts on our new lab!

Demolition begins on the 2nd floor of LJS (Laird J Stabler Memorial Hall), the location of our soon-to-be refurbished laboratory and office spaces.


Partial demolition of our synthetic space


264 and 262 are united

Fall 2018

Lab and office spaces previously occupied by Qin and Pratt Groups are vacated

They relocate on campus to the Translational Research Facility (TRF).


View in 253 through the door to 257


264 is partitioned from 262 by a solid wall

July 20, 2018

Lab design kick-off meeting!

Renovation plans involve breaking down walls between adjacent rooms, with four smaller labs being combined into two larger ones. This construction project will provide synthetic (257/253, green) and physical instrumentation (264/262, blue) spaces for the incoming Inkpen group at USC. Our research group offices will be next door (251/251, red).