Welcome to CDCM shared experimental facilities! Our facilities, which are located in the Engineering Education and Research Center (EER), play an essential role in cutting-edge science and engineering research. The facilities provide faculty, students, and researchers access to state-of-art tools and advanced capabilities for material characterization.

CDCM shared experimental facilities have approximately 2,200 ft2 of lab space on the sixth floor of EER (6.630/6/632), and over 1,000 ft2 on the ground floor (0.824/0.825). The facility on the sixth floor is equipped with a rheometer, light scattering system, fume hood, glove box for synthesis, glove boxes for 2D material transfer with UHV chamber as well as many laboratory instruments for chemical synthesis, non-sterile biological work, and measurement of physical properties. The facility on the ground floor equips with a variety of light sources including continuous-wave laser, femtosecond laser, optical parametric amplifier, white light generator, superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, as well as closed-cycle cryostat and near-field optical microscope for optical characterization of materials. The facilities offer advanced capabilities such as low-temperature Raman and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, low-temperature magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) measurements, state-of-art time-resolved PL (Tr-PL), photon correlation measurement, two-color pump-probe experiments, photoluminescence excitation (PLE) measurements, light-assisted microwave impedance microscopy (L-MiM), and wavelength-dependent photocurrent measurement or transmission and reflection measurement that can be accomplished by utilizing the broad tunability of the laser systems.

Please click Instruments for more detailed information. Reservation can be made through our online reservation system. If you are interested in using our facilities and want to learn more about our facilities or want a lab tour, don't hesitate to contact us.

We will continue to develop a variety of shared facilities for advanced optical and structural characterization of materials, in close collaboration with the Texas Materials Institute. In addition, Center researchers will have access to a broad range of experimental and computational resources at the University of Texas for conducting research in materials and related fields. These include shared facilities within the following organizations:

Texas Materials Institute

Microelectronics Research Center

Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT) Engineering Research Center

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)



Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (SNSPD) now available

SNSPDs are available for time-resolved photoluminesce measurement.


ZEISS Primotech Microscope now available

The microscope placed in the glovebox system can be used for exfoliation.