Student office area: each group member has his/her own desk and file cabinet, and the space is full of light coming from the window wall

Conference room: a group meeting is held 4-5 pm every Friday so the students can share their research progress and develop presentation skills

Wet chemistry lab (I) for the synthesis of nanomaterials, including 8 fume hoods and benches to accommodate up to 14 group members

Wet chemistry lab (II) for the synthesis of nanomaterials, including 6 fume hoods and benches to accommodate up to 10 group members

Cell culture facility, including two incubators

Biochemistry lab, including one fume hood and benches to accommodate up to 6 group members

Electrospinning setup for the fabrication of electrospun nanofibers

Electrochemical stations for the characterization of electrocatalysts developed for fuel cells

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS, NexIon, Perkin-Elmer) for the detection of metal contents down to the ppb level

Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer (UV-vis, Cary 60, Agilent Technologies) for use in the spectral region of 190–1100 nm

Ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared spectrophotometer (UV-vis-NIR, Lambda 750, Perkin-Elmer, dual beam) for use in the spectral region of 190–3300 nm

Fourier Transform Infrared spectrophotometer (FT-IR, Varian 640) for use in the spectral region of 11,00-735 cm-1

Inverted fluorescence microscope (Leica DMI6000 B), including differential interference contrast (DIC) for relief imaging of specimens with varying indices of refraction

Up-right optical microscope (Zeiss A1m), including bright-fied, dark-field, and DIC capabilities

Transmission electron microscope (Hitachi HT7700, 120 kV, high contrast)